Worthing Museum Fashion Collection - Neckwear

Updated: Oct 22, 2018

“In an analysis of the surviving wardrobes of the Messel family, curator Amy de la Haye wrote that clothing that is kept beyond its fashionable life often has “symbolic qualities” and holds “personal memories” for the owner (2005: 14)”

- p16 The Dress Detective by Ingrid Mida and Alexandra Kim

We looked at several pieces of neckwear, which in many cases appeared to be simply large/long pieces of fabric, each wold have needed to have been expertly tied in order to take on the appearance of a Regency stock, cravat etc.

Drawings of male Regency neckwear from The Regency, Costume reference 5 by Marion Sichel, Anchor press