Brummell George Bryan
Brum·mell(brŭm′əl), George Bryan Known as "Beau Brummell." 1778-1840.
British dandy who popularized new men's fashions, including simply cut clothing, trousers rather than breeches, and elaborate neckwear. An inveterate gambler, he died in poverty in France.
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