The Elegant Male - Worsted and Talc
The Well-groomed Man in 1950s Britain
Here's a charming little clip from our friends at British Pathé entitled The Elegant Male. Click here or on the image below to watch it.
Don't Smell of Compost Heaps
Contributors to the clip offer some interesting advice on male grooming. Try not to smell of "compost heaps", says one.
That's how not to smell. So how should an elegant male smell? Of "tweed and pipes" and "fresh beer", suggests actress and singer Cicely Courtneidge.
Cicely Knows Her Men
Here we see Cicely performing in top hat and tails in the The Soldiers of the King from 1934. Perhaps, for authenticity, she's smelling of fresh beer too.