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Necessary items for the modern Dandy?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by The_Foxx, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    no lunch whilst I am at MGH? for shame voxie

    MGH is where people go to to die.

    Few ever return from it.


    - B
     
  2. AgentQ

    AgentQ Senior member

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    LabelKing's blog is a good synopsis of the practical must-haves.

    In the meantime, a Rivarama would be pretty nice.


    - B


    One of these Hermes yachts would be good for the occasional dandy jaunt to Bermuda:
    http://www.why-yachts.com/
     
  3. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    MGH is where people go to to die.

    Few ever return from it.


    - B


    In more ways than one - I wont be at MGH, but an affiliate
     
  4. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    Collar stays. MOP.
    Business Card.
     
  5. ruben

    ruben Senior member

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    I want a pair of driving gloves.
     
  6. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Collar stays. MOP.
    Business Card.


    A dandy with a business card? Heaven forbid.
     
  7. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    I think I saw the name Chester Jefferies of England on one of the descriptions from the Jay Kos glove auctions. Damn, those are nice (and a good price). Nah, I'm hoping someone else buys them all up so I don't spend $$ on something else I can't justify at the moment (besides, thinking about rewarding myself for the job offer letter I'm supposed to receive in the next week....not gloves!)

    Damn, I guess no Dandy is complete without a proper umbrella-- several brought that subject up. I'd guess the Whangee handle umbrella is the pinnacle for the modern Dandy-- but certainly whatever the choice, it comes from Swaine, Fox, or a special italian company.

    who makes Jay Kos Made in England gloves?

    @The Foxx - did you buy your gloves?
     
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    mr monty Senior member

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    Another useful way to think about difference is in the combat techniques. A gentleman will form his hands into fists and engage in fisticuffs. In contrast, a dandy will fight using an open hand, and a downward, slapping motion.

    Both have aggression in common, however, and are to be feared.


    - B


    Not to be confused with a pimp slap[​IMG]

     
  10. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    anyone mention a fag holder?
     
  11. lasbar

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    anyone mention a fag holder?

    Bespoke shoes with unusual patinas...
     
  12. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    you know, if that jacket had narrow lapels it might be pretty cool. Reminds me of Etro.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My guess is that thing is in the V&A Museum in London as a Tommy Nutter period piece or something. The inimitable Oscar Udeshi does similar stuff in contemporary styles -- check him in Harrods or at his boutique on Davies St if you get to London.
     
  14. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Narrow lapels and collar stays seem very un-Dandy to me. A Dandy isn't afraid to flap.
     
  15. Hotchpotch

    Hotchpotch Well-Known Member

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    The inimitable Oscar Udeshi .

    If you put his name into Google images you get a picture of little foof having a fitting for a Rubinacci sportsjacket.
     
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    Immaculate white silk hosery and a periwig, maybe.
     
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    A waxed moustache (and accessories to make & maintain one) and a monacle.
     
  19. The_Foxx

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    A waxed moustache (and accessories to make & maintain one) and a monacle.

    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.

    OK, fess up-- who bought a pair of Jay Kos gloves from the auctions, and where are the pics?
     

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