The art of tying the cravat

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Pagina 5 - Dubuque was the most notable character among the miners of the last dozen years of the eighteenth century and the first ten of the nineteenth. He had made rich discoveries of lead in the bluffs and ravines adjoining the present site of the Iowa town which bears his name. To curry favor with S. Mis. 104 13 the Spanish...
Pagina 33 - He who is perfectly conversant with the theory and practice of this tie, may truly boast that he possesses the key to all the others, and that he has been elevated from the rank of a mere man to that of a...
Pagina 27 - A small iron,. with a long handle, made expressly for the purpose, and moderately warm, is the best instrument for producing a thin and equal edge to the Cravat; and it will also serve to smooth the tie. I had the pleasure of receiving this information from the lips of the late Mr.
Pagina 26 - ... thirty-two styles which I am about to explain for his instruction. When the Cravats are brought from the laundress they should undergo a careful examination. Strictly understand and bear in mind, that the set of the Cravat and the neatness of the tie entirely depend on its being correctly got up. Starch gives a combination of substance, elasticity, and suppleness to the handkerchief, and by filling up the smallest holes effectually excludes the cold air in winter. In summer it prevents the Cravat...
Pagina 25 - ... Cravat : for as no man can build a house, or lay out a garden without unconsciously working a problem contained in the book of Euclid, so can no man sling even a piece of pudding-string over his neck, without imitating feebly one of the thirty-two styles which I am about to explain for his instruction. When the Cravats are brought from the laundress they should undergo a careful examination. Strictly understand and bear in mind, that the set of the Cravat and the neatness of the tie entirely...
Pagina 3 - No one accustomed to mix with the higher classes of Society will be at all inclined to dispute the advantages arising from a genteel appearance; it therefore becomes necessary that the means of acquiring this distinction should be clearly demonstrated. An attentive perusal of the following pages will conduce to this desired effect. H. LE BLANC, ESQ.: The An of Tying the Cravat, Philadelphia, 1828 Most decorative knots, no matter what utilitarian purposes they serve, are termed by the sailor "fancy...
Pagina 4 - ... it is a criterion by which the rank of the wearer may be at once distinguished, and is of itself
Pagina 47 - ... all the folds in a horizontal direction, forming the two acute and opposite angles of a triangle, which the Mathematique must always strictly represent.
Pagina 41 - It is universally allowed that the least constraint of the body has a corresponding effect on the mind, and it must, therefore, be admitted, that to a certain extent, a tight Cravat will cramp the imagination, and, as it were, suffocate the thoughts. That Lord Byron feared this effect, is proved from his submitting...
Pagina 29 - Cravat, with spots or squares, is received as half-dress; hut the plain white alone is allowed at balls, or soirees. The black Stock, or Cravat, is only suited to military men, not on service, who are dressed in plain clothes. As to coloured Cravats, they are entirely prohibited in evening parties.

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