by Stephanie Wu
David Slijper New York 2009 Fall, Style Magazine
The Dandy is a form of lifestyle to some and the clothing is part of that autocratic soul. The dandy was formed to not attract attention for his flamboyancy but known for his sense of style, which are simple, yet, well thought out (colour wise, placement of the shirt, play of mix and match,etc.). The dandy lives his way be it the rich or the romantic wanderer, the dandy is the well-dressed man who lives his own way of life and communicates sophistication, playfulness, and singularity. The overall form that creates the dandy is nostalgia. If one were to try to point out someone wearing something ‘dandy’, it is always referential to the past. In Post Modern Society, and specifically fashion, everything is being a mixed match giving different connotation all at the same time, which can be confusing. But in different forms, we can still identify the overall understanding of the ‘dandy’.
See a a video about Beau Brummell here.