Way back in the 1880s, there lived an American expatriate in France who was the ultimate fashionista of his time.
People crowned him “King of the Dudes” for his extravagant manner of dressing. In the early 19th century up to the 1960s, a “dude” referred to an extremely fashionable person.
Whom people may derogatorily call a “dandy.”
Still, look at that fiercely striking bow tie.
This particular dude grew up wealthy in New York. A rich socialite with the unlikely name of Evander Berry Wall, he bought his first race horse at 16. At the age of 21, he inherited a staggering $2 million.
If there was anything Evander Berry Wall splurged his money on, it was clothes.
In fact, he owned over 500 pairs of trousers and 5,000 neckties! He often wore extraordinary and extravagant costumes, as well.
Like this one for example.
It was described as “a dust coat of a reddish havana brown, a suit made of a large grey shepherd plaid check; extremely wide trousers tapered at the ankle, and turned up several inches to display white spats and highly varnished shoes; a ‘startling’ striped shirt in red and sky blue, with very high false collar of a pattern different from the shirts, a striped vest and a widely spread stock-cravat.”
Such was Evander Berry Wall’s clothes consumption that he was always dressed to the nines wherever he went.
He once entered a bar wearing hip-high gleaming patent leather boots, footwear fashion that remains on trend even today. Well, for S&M fetishists, anyway.
Evander Berry Wall loved clothes so much, he entered fashion contests. In one such competition, he changed from costume to bedazzling costume 40 times between breakfast and dinner.
Needless to say, he won.
This notorious fashion plate was finally proclaimed “King of the Dudes” in a New Jersey resort in 1883.
It seemed Evander Berry Wall didn’t do so well at other pursuits, however. He failed in his career as a stock broker and as a stable owner.
After his stable business went bankrupt, he finally left New York for Paris where he reigned in sartorial supremacy alongside the European social elite.
Long before celebutantes began carrying pooches in their purses, Evander Berry Hall took on a series of Chow-Chows to complement his costumes.
In Paris, he was well known for his “spread eagle” collar shirts, and custom-made cravats for both himself and his dogs.
That poor beleaguered tailor.
Despite drinking champagne instead of water and never seeing a physician, the “King of the Dudes” lived to an astounding 80 years, as ever dressed to impress.
He passed away with only $12,608 left in his name, having squandered his millions on clothes and the pursuit of luxury.
Bees Kill Penguins by Stinging Them in the Eyes
2000 Kilogram Sunfish Caught Off North African Coast
Man Embezzles $57K in COVID-19 Relief to Buy Pokemon Cards
Florida Man Catches and “Recycles” Alligator in Driveway
Man Shocks Reporter on How He’d Spend the Lottery Winnings
Man Joins Search Operation Not Realizing He’s the One Missing
World’s Oldest Rhino Dies in Italian Zoo at 54 Years Old
Meet Quilty – Cat Escape Artist Helping Other Cats Jailbreak
Fans Use American Flag to Save Falling Cat During Football Game in Miami
TikToker Shares How She Tricked Invaders Who Tried Opening The Hotel Door While She Was Alone
Man Iced Neighbor Who Repeatedly Asked Him “When Are You Getting Married?”
Do You Live in One of These 15 Countries With The Most Beautiful Women on Earth?
The Secret Meaning of Anklets And Why Some Wives Wear Them
Waking Up Between 3 to 5 AM Could Mean You’re Experiencing Spiritual Awakening
Divorced Man Wrote 20 Epic Marriage Advice He Wished He Could Have Had
Haunting Photos of Two Tourists Snapped Just Before They Mysteriously Disappeared
“Chastity Cages” is the Latest Thing for Men
Pork Fat Is Officially One of the World’s Most Nutritious Foods
Some Stranger Padlocked This Guy’s Earlobe And Ran Away With The Key
Three-Month-Old Baby Left Blind in One Eye After Family Friend Took His Picture
Entertainment9 months ago
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Could “Unite The People” If He Runs As US President, Says The Undertaker
OMG9 months ago
Pastor Heals People By Farting The ‘Holy Spirit’ On Their Faces
Sci/Tech7 months ago
After Over A Year Into The Pandemic, WHO Finally Admits Coronavirus Airborne Transmission Is Possible
Sci/Tech8 months ago
“Pyramid-Shaped” UFO Videos And Pics Are Authentic, Pentagon Confirms