The Dandy.

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

  1. nmoraitis

    nmoraitis Senior member

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    Does anyone know where I can pick up a pair of those crotchless pants?!? [​IMG]
     


  2. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    A disturbing thought: Where does Mr. Peanut's monocle chain attach? His shell?
    He was well ahead of his time. It's a piercing of course.
     


  3. GreyFlannelMan

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    I do think "monogramming" your title and surname on your tophat is a little garish.

    Agree with you on that. I do love the spats, though.
     


  4. Keith T

    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    Anybody remember those commercials during March Madness? Not only is Mr. Peanut a dandy, he's also got serious game. Mad hops with some crazy hangtime, yo.

    Sorry, I just lapsed into my Stuart Scott impersonation.
     


  5. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Mr.Peanut is timeless. He resists change in a playfully disdainful way
    Uncle Moneybags from Monopoly is a favorite of mine. Unfortunately Hasbro has renamed him Mr. Monopoly. [​IMG] Uncle Moneybags testifying in front of the House Ways and Means Committee. [​IMG]
     


  6. 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.
     


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


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    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.
     


  9. LabelKing

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


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    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]
     


  11. 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.
     


  12. Aus_MD

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    Certainly, Mr.Peanut has had some work done.

    More than I realized, it seems...

    [​IMG]
     


  13. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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


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

    surely California is to blame.
     


  15. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    This is what the California attitude looks like.

    Mr.Pollock is right to be aghast.
     


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