As in, "Stuck a feather in his hat and called it "macaroni".....?
PS ...and the penny is heard to drop!
> > Hi, > 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? > > Happy Dancing > Cheers :) > Ron > > > Ron Mackey. London Branch (and Croydon) > 39, Grove Park Road, > Mottingham > London SE9 4NS >