View more objects in the exhibition >> While the rare man revels in dressing idiosyncratically to make a personal statement, even the most traditional can don an extravagant costume, such as a Mummer’s ensemble. Some distinctive male garb displays allegiance to a group: early nineteenth-century firemen wore decorative parade hats and Masons, emblematic aprons. Men could signal high status through specialized sports attire, elaborate formal military uniforms, or even the ornate clothing of subordinates, as seen in an early nineteenth-century livery coat for the servant of an Austrian prince. In the 1960s, mods and hippies rebelled against the constraints of menswear, sporting wild garments such as a psychedelic “paper” shirt emblazoned with the names of the era’s sex symbols. The traditions of men’s clothing have been further subverted in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Vivienne Westwood’s bright orange bondage suit reflects punk aesthetics, while designers like Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto have deconstructed the masculine wardrobe, which continues to be redefined.