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  1. Braces: Brummell’s secret weapon

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    March 3, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    “Over his white shirt and perfect neckcloth, Brummell wore a pale or white waistcoat – or ‘vest’ in the parlance …
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  2. Gestalten Presents: They Are Dandies

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    October 18, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    They are Dandies: The Return of the Elegant Gentlemen from Gestalten on Vimeo.


  3. Gabriele d’Annunzio’s Naughty Wardrobe

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    October 13, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Two years ago, GQ Italia shared a coverage and peek into the exhibition of Gabriele d’Annunzio’s unimpeachably naughty wardrobe. The …
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  4. Dandyism.net

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    October 7, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Dandyism.net is back. The site took a virtual grand tour (or hiatus from creditors) while its creator delved deep into …
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  5. The Style of Regency Men

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    September 29, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    ‘The clothes of the eighteenth-century aristocrat were in general very badly made and did not fit at all snugly to …
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  6. I Am Dandy by Rose Callahan and Nathaniel Adams

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    July 3, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    The incomparable Rose Callahan has documented the lives of exquisite men of taste for several years. Some snaps from her …
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  7. The Dandy by Charles Baudelaire

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    June 17, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Charles Baudelaire is to literary dandyism what Brummell is to social dandyism. The latter lived the part, the former theorized …
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  8. Dandies and Dandies by Max Beerbohm

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    June 8, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Max Beerbohm’s quintessential essay on dandyism was first published in 1896. Beerbohm chooses to go against the grain of French …
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  9. Beau Brummell’s Colour Principles

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    June 1, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    1. In the composition of colours for dress, there ought to be one predominating colour to which the rest should …
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  10. Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion Exhibition

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    May 31, 2013 by Ville Raivio









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"If John Bull turns around to look at you, you are not well dressed; but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable".
~ Beau Brummell

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