Necessary items for the modern Dandy?

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  1. ThinkDerm

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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


    hilarity indeed. shall lunch when I am at MGH?
     


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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.


    This is why I made sure my valet was trained in Bartitsu.
     


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    that's the definition of a gentleman.

    we are talking about a "dandy"

    has no correlation to being a gentleman. a dandy's all about his clothes.


    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. [​IMG]
     


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    My clothes lack a proper gentleman beneath them, but I still like 'em.
     


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    My $0.02 input.
    Good manners and the strict observance of etiquette under all circumstances.
    Etiquette towards family, friends, business associates, right down to the beggar on the street.
    The observance of respecting anothers dignity, even when offended by them. Hard to do!
    Diplomacy. The practice of making the other person feel important.
    The clothing, cars, boats, houses & cottages, no matter how expensive, cannot hide an ill-mannered person for long. Good manners above all, is free to learn, costs nothing to give, and can open doors as well as heal wounds. A well mannered man, exquisitely appointed, strong yet sensitive, is the true gentleman. This combination is what would have probably made people (historically) say of a man, 'Now there is a real Dandy'.

    ghey He's asking for items, not mannerisms
     


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    belts as well.

    The possession of a belt is an excellent filter from which dandies emerge.

    One would think that they would fight with the belts, twirling the buckle end like crazy, but no: it's still the open hand and the downward slapping motion.

    Beware the aggression, however. I know that I am repeating myself, but it is an important point.


    - B
     


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    My clothes lack a proper gentleman beneath them, but I still like 'em.

    I was sure that you were going to say, "differently patterned odd trou and jacks."

    But there is yet still time.


    - B
     


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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
     


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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/
     


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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
     


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    Collar stays. MOP.
    Business Card.
     


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    I want a pair of driving gloves.
     


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