Erica teaches at Glasgow School of Art, and has recently posted a video on her Artistic Dress blog examining mens artistic dress called "Artistic Dress and the Styling of Masculine Identity" which covers the period from the mid-1800s to early 1900s. I found her overview of the men's artistic dress movement very enlightening, and I believe that many of her insights are relevant to Godfrey Blount in particular, who in her words may be described as "floppy but manly"(!). It is well worth a look.
I wonder what colours there are in Godfrey Blount's cravat in this, my favourite photograph? And also what colour his shirt is? I expect that he was standing out from the crowd and expressing his artistic sensibilities.
reproduced from a photograph courtesy of
The Dartford Warbler