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149 Hats! The Gentleman’s Art of Dressing with Economy (1876)

149 Hats! The Gentleman’s Art of Dressing with Economy (1876)

November 25, 2020

Esteemed author A Lounger wears many hats, but a haberdasher he is decidedly not.

148 Fostoria

148 Fostoria

November 18, 2020

Join the Antiques Freaks as we learn to discern the difference between real and fake Fostoria glass!

147 Boots! The Gentleman’s Art of Dressing with Economy (1876)

147 Boots! The Gentleman’s Art of Dressing with Economy (1876)

November 11, 2020

We return to the wealth of Victorian vitriol offered by our friend A Lounger in his indispensable book The Gentleman's Art of Dressing with Economy, this time to learn all he has to say on 19th century footwear.

146 Ironstone

146 Ironstone

November 4, 2020

A listener suggestion brings us into the realm of ironstone - a ceramic style as durable as it is beautiful!

145 Marbles

145 Marbles

October 28, 2020

Woodrow Wilson, whale teeth, blood oath betrayal, glass sickness, and hot tips for book restoration! Somehow, this is our marbles episode. Enjoy!

144 Waistcoats & Trousers - The Gentleman’s Art of Dressing with Economy (1876)

144 Waistcoats & Trousers - The Gentleman’s Art of Dressing with Economy (1876)

October 21, 2020

We return to the Victorian self-help guide to learn how to select the most fashionable and economical wardrobe of waistcoats and trousers, with perhaps a few hints as to the true identity of the mysterious author A Lounger At Clubs.

143 Dragonware

143 Dragonware

October 14, 2020

Improve any porcelain instantly by adding DRAGONS! We chat about this delightful variety of vintage and antique Japanese pottery - some with hidden secrets!

142 Chapter Two - Coats (The Gentleman’s Art of Dressing with Economy)

142 Chapter Two - Coats (The Gentleman’s Art of Dressing with Economy)

October 7, 2020

We return to The Gentleman's Art of Dressing with Economy by A Lounger at the Clubs to hear this mysterious author's thoughts on coats. From antimacassars to fundaments to the humble origins of Orlando Bloom's career, it's a refreshingly shade-tastic journey through Victorian fashion.

141 Satsuma and Moriage

141 Satsuma and Moriage

September 30, 2020

Join us as we explore how these two Japanese pottery terms came to be so intertwined in the antiques industry.

140 The Gentleman’s Art of Dressing with Economy (1876)

140 The Gentleman’s Art of Dressing with Economy (1876)

September 23, 2020

A fashionable wardrobe for the discerning gentleman need not be expensive! Please enjoy this whimsical Victorian self-help book, with tips such as: always pay cash, consider occasionally dampening your trousers with a wet sponge, and brush the street filth off your clothes before it rains!

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