Jump to content


Information on "Lincoln-and-Bennett hat" and "Lincoln overcoat"?

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 Brent1813



  • Members
  • Pip
  • 2 posts

Posted 20 November 2014 - 05:33 AM

Dear members,

I'm an assistant professor currently working on an article about young men's fashion at Oxford and Cambridge during the Victorian and Edwardian age. Two questions:


*Can anyone tell me what an 1870 reference in the London Graphic to a "Lincoln overcoat" might mean?


*Anyone have any information on a "Lincoln-and-Bennett hat," referenced in the Rev. Bradley's popular 1853 Oxford novel The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green? I believe that Lincoln and Bennett were haberdashers in Oxford, but would a "Lincoln-and-Bennett hat" suggest a unique style of hat, or merely any hat purchased from Lincoln and Bennett? 


I'm assuming that these two Lincolns are unrelated.


Many thanks in advance for your help.

Brent Shannon

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users