Deception and Disguise: Smock Narratives with Alison Toplis – 30 September 2021

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Alison Toplis delves into the history of the English smock and how it developed in the 19th century as part of working-class clothing cultures and more specifically menswear. The smock has an intriguing heritage and Alison questions assumptions about who wore smocks and discusses why they became popular as working attire as well as signifiers of individuality.

Learn more about Alison’s fascinating research through this online talk hosted by The Textile Society.

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