'Clothes Maketh the Man'

Conference 2022: Clothes Maketh the Man

Saturday, 22 October – Wednesday, 2 November

Following the success of last year's conference, the 2022 Costume Society conference will be held online. We hope that many of our members and followers, nationally and internationally will be able to join us.

‘Clothes Maketh the Man’: Men’s Clothing and Concepts of Masculinities Expressed through Appearance. 

“. . . one realizes that without his clothes a man would be nothing at all; that the clothes do not merely make the man, the clothes are the man; that without them he is a cipher, a vacancy, a nobody, a nothing. … There is no power without clothes.”  Mark Twain ‘The Czar’s Soliloquy’ North American Review, March 1905. 

The Costume Society’s 2022 online Conference ‘Clothes Maketh the Man’ provides a thought-provoking platform for exploring men’s dress and how concepts of masculinity are expressed through male appearances. The Conference will showcase and celebrate the unique characteristics, influences, manufacture, methods of communication and inspiration involved in clothes for men, and those who identify as male, through a series of short presentations (20 - 30 minutes). 

Conference Dates: Saturday 22 October, Wednesday 26 October, Saturday 29 October and Wednesday 2 November. The provisional schedule for Saturday sessions is 13.00 - 15.00 UK time and for Wednesday sessions is 19.00 - 20.30 UK time. Speakers will be expected to register for the Conference. 


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