The man women fantasize about today isn't the same man women couldn't kick from their minds back in the 1800s. He's not even the same kinda dude from just 10 years ago. Just as the standard of beauty for women has changed dramatically over time, men's styles have fluctuated to suit very different, generally improving builds. We took a deeper dive into the cinema, old-school ads and some scientific studies to figure out what exactly women wanted from the 1800s through today. From cravats and fedoras to beards and beanies, here are 10 handsome fellas then and now.
Illustrations by Bryan Mayes