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post #61 of 78
Silk plush top hat with a pronounced bell curve.

I agree with mild manners, a true Dandy is always a gentleman first.
post #62 of 78
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Originally Posted by The_Foxx View Post
Damn, some of you guys are pretty old fashioned in your ideas of the Dandy! I figured the Modern Dandy would have somewhat modern adaptations of style, not quite crossing the line into "period costume" from the early part of the century. I think more along the looks of Hamish Bowles than the monacle-sporting/ cigarette holder forumite I spotted here once or twice.


I could be mistaken but I think Hamish has carried a cigarette holder occasionally. A cigarette holder isn't necessarily antiquated like a monocle.
post #63 of 78
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Originally Posted by Tibor View Post
Silk plush top hat with a pronounced bell curve.

I agree with mild manners, a true Dandy is always a gentleman first.

Tibor, this is amazing! So is she
post #64 of 78
modern dandy needs a laptop, an always-on internet connection, and a quality camera to take pictures of himself.
post #65 of 78
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Originally Posted by Mild Mannered View Post
Respecting your opinion, I do beg to differ, and stand by my words. Yes the clothes, ofcourse. But what good are they without a proper gentleman underneath them? A Dandy 'poser', nothing more. Manners are still the icing on the cake I'm sure you'll agree. Also a working knowledge of what he is wearing and why. Protocol.
I'm not sure what you mean by manners. A dandy would probably be interested in good form, self restraint and poise. The original dandies were all about beautiful speech and being the personification of the high life. I doubt that manners in the American, self conscious, middle brow sense of the word come into play. In any case, one can be a gentleman without being a dandy. I think I understand what you're saying, that if you are a Cad, then you are not a true dandy but rather, a trickster. Which brings me to a related point. People often asscoiate the dandy with old fashioned clothes because they cannot understand the more important life style and attitude of the dandies. If anything should be copied from the past, it is their attitudes and not their clothes. The clothes the dandies wore were cutting edge, not retro. HOW they wore their clothes, immaculately clean and fitted is indeed important but not the specific items they wore in the 19th century. A dandy would not ask other people what he should wear or which items would be a touchstone for him to metamorphose into dandyism. This might be that "poseur" you brought up. And no dandy would wear a Top hat with a day suit.
post #66 of 78
The pants are white, I was inspired by RLPL show of summer 2008.
post #67 of 78
Velvet jacket.
post #68 of 78
I'm just not sure a modern man can call himself a Dandy if he doesn't have a BDSM dungeon hidden behind a bookcase.
post #69 of 78
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Originally Posted by Tibor View Post
Silk plush top hat with a pronounced bell curve.

I agree with mild manners, a true Dandy is always a gentleman first.

megarespect
post #70 of 78
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
Which brings me to a related point. People often asscoiate the dandy with old fashioned clothes because they cannot understand the more important life style and attitude of the dandies. If anything should be copied from the past, it is their attitudes and not their clothes. The clothes the dandies wore were cutting edge, not retro. HOW they wore their clothes, immaculately clean and fitted is indeed important but not the specific items they wore in the 19th century.

A dandy would not ask other people what he should wear or which items would be a touchstone for him to metamorphose into dandyism. This might be that "poseur" you brought up.

And no dandy would wear a Top hat with a day suit.

^ This. I couldn't have put it better myself (well, I might have if I was online earlier)

And God knows how many such poseurs abound. Especially those with an internet connection
post #71 of 78
Barims you have one of, if not the most unique and original style on Style Forum. Some might see it as Dandyism but anyone with a brain could tell it is natural and fresh. i get very inspired by what you do on a daily basis.
post #72 of 78
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Narrow lapels and collar stays seem very un-Dandy to me. A Dandy isn't afraid to fap.

FIFY
post #73 of 78
A dandy is never scared of being different...

Labelking is a real Dandy and Barims..They're exquisite anachronisms...
post #74 of 78
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A dandy is never scared of being different...

Labelking is a real Dandy and Barims..They're exquisite anachronisms...

Don't forget whnay.. He's easy to forget because he is so small, and often is missed in the shadows and when there is a low lying fog.



- B
post #75 of 78
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Don't forget whnay.. He's easy to forget because he is so small, and often is missed in the shadows and when there is a low lying fog.



- B
Whnay is a bigtimer.
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