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Button hooks. Victorians did not have zips and elastic to keep their clothes on like we do. Most bits of clothing - even their shoes - had buttons and it could take a long time to get dressed. These little hooks were used to help people get the fiddly small buttons done up by pulling them through their holes.

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    The name given to the tight trousers worn by some Regency gentlemen, such as the notorious Beau Brummell and his 'dandy' followers,  as they showed off their leg muscles.

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