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Sunday, 26 October 2014

Dog Collar (Clergy)

Until the 19th century the clergy dressed much as other men, wearing dark clothes with the white high stock of the country gentleman as neckwear. They would change these stocks for ‘preaching bands’ when necessary (the white tabs worn by some clergy and barristers today.)
As fashion changed, the stock was superseded by the stiff high collar of the Victorian era, known as the all-rounder, which by 1870 had come to be known as a ‘dog collar’.

Source Daily Mail

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