Lads’ Mags The Same Two Centuries Ago

I like this concept. I think I could subscribe to something like this:

A pocket lifestyle guide from 1835 to be auctioned this month provides an insight into the aspirations and anxieties of young men about town on the eve of the Victorian era… Like today’s men’s magazines, The Young Man’s Own Book furnished its readers with advice on everything from relationships and how to deal with the inlaws to personal hygiene, good manners and what to wear…. Charles Hanson, the auctioneer who found the book in the attic of a farmhouse in Derbyshire, said: “The authors of this book were the style gurus of the day.

Of course there’d probably be a lot less cleavage back then. And since when was FHM concerned with manners?

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.