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Episode 3

Writer John Walsh examines the male desire to stand out, sartorially and in attitude. This time he hails Beau Nash and Oscar Wilde and the allure of fine details.

Writer John Walsh explores the male desire to stand out in all manner of attire, in all eras.

It is the 1720s and we encounter Richard Nash, known to all as Beau Nash, a 'committed hedonist and contrarian'. Then there's Oscar Wilde. And we learn about the difference between 'dandyism' and 'flamboyance', before the author's own look is examined again.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

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