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Sex and a dog-eared paperback dictionary

Artistic dress movement; wacky Victorian clothing

Setting: America, 1874.

I'm trying to dress one of my male characters in a way that would say to a typical Victorian dude, "Hi, I'm crazy! Avoid me!" I want to go more eccentric than underwear-on-the-head crazy. I think the Artistic Dress movement might be a good choice, but I can't find any examples of how a man in that movement might dress, except for Oscar Wilde, and he's a little too late.

Any pictures or descriptions of male Artistic clothing would be great; failing that I'd love to hear some suggestions for an eccentric way of dressing.

I Googled various combinations of "artistic dress movement" and "male fashion."
Tags: ~clothing

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