Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Dandy Andy

Recent talk of such things as most special agent Lucifer Box and my deep and abiding love for Rupert Everett should clue you in on something - I love a Dandy.


There's more to Dandyism than Beau Brummell, but let's take this as an opportunity to gaze upon the lovely James Purefoy anyway.


Fop, peacock, call him what you will but I loves me a stylish, elegant, well dressed man with a touch of the uncommon about him. A Dandy isn't just well dressed, he has an element of unique self-expression, maybe even a slightly different take on masculinity, a chappy sort of personal style, even if what he's wearing is (at first glance anyway) relatively conservative. It'll be in the details.


The very naughty Ralph Fiennes as John Steed, "The Avengers"


So I was pleased to find that the Dandy has a home on The Internetz, Dandyism.net. Not sure if you may secretly be a Dandy? Underneath that flannel shirt? Take the test and find out how Dandy are you?

8 comments:

q60sgirl said...

For a girl? Somewhere around 70+ and i stopped counting towards the end. I do get horsemanship and a few other scores but still an "affected provincial".

You do find the most interesting sites Andrew...

take care xx

Keith said...

Hmmmmm, never mind that my waistline is smaller than my inseam, I'm still a far cry from dandy. I'm nothing if not aspirational, though, and I'll get there one day. I'll get there. First things first-- stop wearing non-hat things as hats.

This post also has me re-loving Diana Rigg, the original and only Mrs. Emma Peel. Uma as Emma? Bitch, please.

The Other Andrew said...

Exactly. Puh-leeze.

You been wearing that jock on your head again?

Keith said...

I guess if I'm serious about this dandyism I'll need to retire Gus Mattox's used jockstrap, or at least relegate it to purely non-millinery pursuits.

Now, I wonder if you can sell a jewel-encrusted tortoise on eBay.....

Craig - Expatriate Bohemian said...

Andrew - email me. I have some groovy photos for you.
Craig

The Other Andrew said...

Craig, will do! I'll email you from home - our server here sometimes strips photos off emails. Chukkas.

yaniboy said...

Alas... I'm so not a dandy... my final score, like La Fem Q was around the 70+ mark...

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

ooooooh what a delicious site, TOA. when I can find a pen around here I'll do that test... but I fear I'm just not dandy material....