I am interested to learn about the appearance, and grooming habits of men from the founding era (also, Victorian era)? Were they feminine in their dress, and grooming practices (filing and buffing nails)? I would imagine these men were refined, and kempt.


  • Most men in history have worn masculine dress and most women have worn feminine dress. There have of course been times where wigs, jewelry, stockings, high healed shoes and perfume were "masculine dress". – Gort the Robot Jun 8 '19 at 2:28
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    If you're just asking about general style of dress and extent of grooming, you'll need to be much more specific as to time and place. "Victorian" would seem to refer to Britain in the latter have of the 19th century, and I surmise that "Founding era refers to the proto-US in the 18th century? That's a continent and a century away, with very different grooming and dress. – Gort the Robot Jun 8 '19 at 2:38
  • What research have you done? What country? What decade? How do you define feminine? – Mark C. Wallace Jun 10 '19 at 1:16

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