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The Dandy.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LabelKing, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    As I recall the story, which I may have seen on one of these fora, Planter's originally created Mr. Peanut as a toff (and I really think he is more of a toff than a dandy--the difference is subtle but real) to counteract a widespread public impression at the time that the peanut (or "ground nut," as it was also known) was a very low-class comestible--better relegated to animal fodder than human consumption.
     
  2. dusty

    dusty Senior member

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    Kent: It's Pennybags. Full name "Rich Uncle" Milburn Pennybags.
     
  3. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    Just two days ago, my six year old daughter and I--sharing a can of honey roasted nuts--were discussing the relative merits of the various incarnations of Mr. Peanut. She was a backer of the earlier, slightly plumper version. I felt today's version was superior, at once both streamlined and classic.

    I clearly have too much time on my hands.

    I'm not so sure about that. As the father of a five-year-old girl, I can't imagine many better -- or more enjoyable -- uses for your time.
     
  4. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    [​IMG] Witness the elan of the moustache from the middle-years.
     
  5. Aus_MD

    Aus_MD Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Witness the elan of the moustache from the middle-years.


    Not a moustache, I'm afraid, merely well developed melo-labial folds as seen below.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Not a moustache, I'm afraid, merely well developed melo-labial folds as seen below.

    [​IMG]

    Certainly, Mr.Peanut has had some work done.
     
  7. Aus_MD

    Aus_MD Senior member

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    Certainly, Mr.Peanut has had some work done.

    More than I realized, it seems...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    It must have been the inorganic chemicals that prompted this horror.
     
  9. Stax

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    It must have been the inorganic chemicals that prompted this horror.

    surely California is to blame.
     
  10. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    This is what the California attitude looks like.

    Mr.Pollock is right to be aghast.
     
  11. montecristo#4

    montecristo#4 Senior member

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    Top hat, monocle, gloves, stick and spats. Of course, one would have to be a nut to wear that garb today[​IMG]

    Or a legume.
     
  12. designprofessor

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    More than I realized, it seems...

    [​IMG]


    This is for real?! When will companies and designers learn to leave stuff alone? There's some inane idea out there that everything has to be re -branded and re- designed to appeal to a younger audience, it's rarely needed or done right when it is.
     
  13. Vintage Gent

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    More than I realized, it seems...

    [​IMG]


    Wow! Who knew Mr. Peanut was a Big Star fan? Back in the halcyon days of my youth, I actually had that t-shirt.
     
  14. Aus_MD

    Aus_MD Senior member

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    This is for real?! When will companies and designers learn to leave stuff alone? There's some inane idea out there that everything has to be re -branded and re- designed to appeal to a younger audience, it's rarely needed or done right when it is.


    Decline and Fall...?

    Aus
     

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