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We at Dobell are supporters of true gentleman’s fashion, and are bringing back the trusty dress cane as a must have accessory. Dress canes are the gentleman’s final “touch” to a formal outfit. We have two of the most popular styles available, in a silver ball finish, suitable for the most formal occasions such as Gala dinners, banquets, weddings and black tie business occasions. We also have a black 8 ball style shoe for more informal occasions, such as parties, or charity balls, although it is completely your own choice, which cane you deem most suitable for either your outfit or your event.
Historically in Victorian and Edwardian times, a gent was considered unfinished, if a Dress Cane was not part of his ensemble. There was two considered styles; a day time wooden handle for business meetings, and an evening, or formal dress cane, usually silver, for social engagements and events. The rules of the dress cane, date back to the early Victorian traditions, starting with the formal evening event a man may be invited to. The rule “never brown in town” suggested only silver or black was allowed at such prestigious invitational dinners, and functions. It is a little known fact that dress canes, in the earliest days, became substitutes for swords, and one of their unspoken purposes, was indeed for defence, and to protect yourself, and the lady in your company from any would be attackers.