I believe the term Macaroni was given to some of the more extreme
Dandys in Regency London. The Italian high fashion then, as it can
be now, was completely OTT and involved men over-powdering their
faces, placing large patches on their faces, wearing extravagant
wigs, carrying long be-ribboned canes, and large buttons up to six
inches in diameter.
Anyone confirm this?
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