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Dandyism.net

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bachelorinspace, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. bachelorinspace

    bachelorinspace New Member

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    Greetings, gents. Have a look at our new website. Here's the official release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Christian M. Chensvold 323.428.5002 cchensvold@prodigy.net DANDYISM.NET: New blog devoted to men's fashion and style icons blends reverence and irreverence (LOS ANGELES) Dandyism.net, a blog devoted to film, fashion, literature and style icons, has officially launched. The site takes a refreshingly unpompous look at masculine panache, blending a reverence for brands such as Ralph Lauren Purple Label and Paul Smith, literacy in classic dandy texts, and admiration for all men who combine wit and style with sangfroid and a spirit of independence. "It's time to rescue dandyism "” the word and the concept "” from the dust-covered armoire of history," said founder Christian M. Chensvold in an interview with himself. "My goal is to extricate 'dandy' from the pejorative and restore it into contemporary nomenclature." Dandyism.net freely juxtaposes David Bowie and Cary Grant, Tom Wolfe and OutKast's Andre 3000, Eugene Delacroix and Farnsworth Bentley. All men harken back to the same archetype: The dandy. "What Chensvold has done is quite revolutionary," said San Francisco Chronicle contributing writer Daedalus Howell. "Not only has he rescued dandyism from crusty academics and put it in the mind of the enlightened populace, he's developed a news-driven webzine about something most people thought went out with the horse and buggy. And like the best niche sites, it's a prism that refracts a new and refreshing vision of the world, not just that of the dandy." Dandyism.net offers news on dandyish films (such as the upcoming US release of Evelyn Waugh's "Bright Young Things"), new books, fashion designers, stylish travelogues, and a penchant for blending high culture and humor. There are also chapters on the history of dandyism for the initiate, and an extensive reading list. Based in Los Angeles and maintained by writer Christian M. Chensvold (L'Uomo Vogue, Robb Report, Sportswear International), Dandyism.net has a growing roster of contributing columnists and bloggers from the world's great culture capitals, and will soon feature exclusive interviews with today's most stylish men.
     
  2. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    "Interview with himself"

    HAHAHA, sorry I just find that hilarious.

    Jon.
     
  3. j

    j Senior member Admin

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    LOL, I missed that.
     
  4. justlurkingthanks

    justlurkingthanks Senior member

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    Them's some big words in that there press release.

    But seriously, I wish you well. I once had a dandy extricated from my pejorative and not only was it painful but my contemporary nomenclature rejected any attempt to restore it. And then my health insurance refused to pay for any of the procedure, but that's another story ...
     
  5. HRHAndrew

    HRHAndrew Senior member

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    Next time, I would replace "in an interview with himself," to "a recent interview." But that is just me. Good luck
     
  6. SwaG

    SwaG Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else having a hard time accessing the website?

    I 'googled' it and could only view the cached front page.
     
  7. Tom

    Tom Senior member

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    Alias Senior member

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    I tried reading what was on the page, but my eyes almost exploded due to the horrible page design.
     
  9. SwaG

    SwaG Well-Known Member

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    i was finally able to access the site when i got home, and i have to agree with alias, the web design is pretty bad. The black and white is not working for me.
     
  10. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Senior member

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    wouldn't be quite so bad if the superbig all-caps headlines were not so superbig and all-cappy.

    a hint: all-cap headers should really be 'small caps', and the character spacing should be expanded to enhance readability. on the web you pretty much have to use a jpeg to get it right.

    i agree that the white-on-black is a little severe.

    /andrew
     
  11. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    It looks so full of itself [​IMG]
     
  12. vero_group

    vero_group Senior member

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    [​IMG] If this is the dandyism we are supposed to march behind, count me out.
     
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    SwaG Well-Known Member

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  14. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Vero,

    Is that the guy? I hate guys like that. When I see one, I am forced to run cross the street immediately to give them a swift hard kick in the rocks to see if they have any. And all the running and kicking gets me tired and cranky.
     
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    Thanks for the links. The first one didn't work. The second I read before, and I view it more as a source of weird humor than I do on real sartorial advice (sometimes I can't even make out what he's saying.) and the third one looked like a short piece of information on some exhibit in Moscow on British style (with a picture of Sir Ian McKellen.)
     
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    vero_group Senior member

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    Yup, that's the owner and editor of the site.
     
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    SwaG Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about the first one, it's pretty funny so i hope this link works: The Foppish Dandy Galleries the Chap is definitely a satire, great read. For the 21st Century Dandy, on the lower left hand side there is a link for the microsite, click on that.
     
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    Alias Senior member

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    My favorite so far has to be the hockey one. And thanks for the tip. Somehow I missed that link on my first look.
     
  19. justlurkingthanks

    justlurkingthanks Senior member

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    Thank you for the Foppish Dandy link. And I hope the coffee spit doesn't destroy my keyboard.
     
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    Absolutly Great....LOL
     

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