Prince Luitpold of Bayern in aesthetic dress of
the type made popular by Oscar Wilde.
Artistic men often wore a wide-brimmed soft hat,
long hair and sometimes adopted knee breeches.
Artistic dress continued to be worn throughout the
twentieth century. However, after the First World
War, mainstream fashionable dress became
less cumbersome and restrictive
Oscar Wilde in his 'aesthetic lecturing costume'.
Photograph by Napoleon Sarony,
New York, early January 1882