If you've heard the song Yankee Doodle, you've heard "stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni". But what was macaroni in that context? Peter McNeil's book "Pretty Gentlemen - Macaroni Men and the Eighteenth-Century Fashion World" is a fascinating insight into the influence of the macaroni. McNeil is a distinguished professor of Design History at University of Technology Sydney and considered a world expert on 18th-century men's dress. He's giving two talks at Te Papa on 6 and 7 October.