Friday, July 31, 2009

Vintage Dandy

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

New School Dandy Profile: Taylor Moore




Over the past several months we have been introduced to many amazing people through our Facebook fan page. With this post we continue a regular series of profiles of New School Dandies. This week we feature Parsons design student, Taylor Moore of the photo blog East 19th.






Where did you grow up? A little town in Alabama… right on the coast.

Where do you live now? In a townhouse on East 19th.

Where did you go to school? Currently attending Parsons the New School for Dandies, oh wait, I mean Design. I’m studying Communication design.

When did you establish your personal style? Was there a pivotal moment? How has it changed? Well in Alabama there is only so much you can get away with, so last year when I moved here is when I completely re-invented myself. I was pretty na├»ve when it came to fashion in Alabama so now it is more classic and not at all “Oh hi, I’m from Alabama and I think Ed Hardy is super cool” gag…

How would you describe your style? For my new style I really looked back at classic lifestyle in my small town. Where I grew up is very waspy, you know, playing polo on the weekends and sailing and whatnot. So I wanted to keep my roots; I guess I’m modern 50s ad-man with a southern gentleman undertone. Someone once told me that if Ralph Lauren and Lady GaGa had a birth child, that child would be named Taylor Moore.

What are your sources of inspiration? My dog Callie Honey always serves as an immediate muse in my art and design process. Being the only child your dog is your best friend. She recently passed but we had a great 13 years together.

What are your preferred dandy reading materials? Milking the Moon: A Southerner's Story of Life on This Planet by Eugene Walter.

What is your favorite personal item (non-clothing/accessories)? You can usually find The Book of Common Prayer in my bag somewhere.

What is your favorite clothing article or accessory? Glasses for sure. Oh and this tuxedo jacket my friend Kelsey gave me (after I borrowed it for 4 months ha-ha).

What would you be doing ten years from now? I hope to be working at a creative agency as well as having expanded my clothing line, opened a club and/or hotel, painting still and surrounding myself with great people. But hey, I’m young and I just follow the ebb and flow.

What is your current obsession? Lucky Charms…I have about 8 boxes in my kitchen ready to be devoured. I mean come on… they’re magically delicious!

Currently inspired by? My co-workers at Chandelier Creative; they are absolutely amazing.

Currently annoyed with? The generic hipster girl who looks disheveled and un-amused… come on ladies, you can do better than that. And those skinny bitches that throw constant shade and look like they need to eat some Activia. Being mean is such a waste of energy.

What else do you want to tell us? Wow I could say so much to this…I love to cook, I only wear black underwear, I just painted a gigantic lime green Madonna in my bedroom, I drink my weight in diet coke every day, and I go through a can of hairspray a week. And life is peachy…



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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

FineAndDandyShop.com In The Press

Some recent press:

7/28/09 The Men's Fashion Blog

7/25/09 Pappy

7/24/09 Manhattan Users Guide

7/23/09 Fash Food

7/20/09 Homo-Neurotic

7/20/09 New York Examiner

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dandies Online: MadMenYourself.com


It's mad fever. With the August 16th season 3 premiere fast approaching the internet is abuzz about Mad Men. There were the shopping blogs discussing the Banana Republic Mad Men Casting Call. And now I've discovered MadMenYourself.com where you can create your very own Mad Men avatar. That's mine to the left. A little creepy perhaps. But still dandy.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Dandy Advertising: John David Shops

From the Knickerbocker Theatre program, February 3, 1922.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dandies Online: ModeMan

Dandy photo editorial from Swedish style blog ModeMan: The Man Of Steel.




images: ModeMan
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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dandies Online: New York Magazine

Musician Tosin Abasi on New York Magazine's video look book.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Vintage Dandy

Dapper young gents!

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dandies Online: Flickr


J. Cravata Bow Ties
Originally uploaded by jbmurp01

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Illustrated Dandy: Richard Haines

Tonight we stopped by Line Of Beauty, an exhibition of the work of fashion illustrator Richard Haines, of one of our favorite blogs, What I Saw Today. Well done Richard!










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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dandies Online: What Chuck Wore Part 2

Whether you love the show or hate it. Whether you love his style or hate it. There is no denying that the character of Chuck Bass on the CW's Gossip Girl is a modern day dandy. I think it's just one more testament of the return of the dandy. The blog What Chuck Wore chronicles the character's style.

   

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Monday, July 20, 2009

What The Man Will Wear: The Straw Boater

From the "What The Man Will Wear" column of the Liberty Theatre program dated April 1, 1929:

"Those atrabilious persons who affect to see 'the passing of the straw hat' are simply setting up men of straw and knocking them down. It is quite true that the light felt hat has made some inroads latterly upon the straw, but almost wholly at sports. The straw hat as an article of fashion and comfort and as a welcome seasonal change will be on top long after its too eager mourners are mouldering in forgotten graves."

As evident from the New York Times yesterday, the straw hat is receiving a bit of a revival. Will the straw boater be part of it?

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Dandies In Print: The New York Times

Bill Cunningham in the New York Times documenting the straw hat.




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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Dandies Online: Fantastics Mag

Another dandy photo editorial from Fantastics Mag.





images: Fantactics Mag

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Vintage Dandy

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Illustrated Dandy: Richard Haines

Richard Haines, dandy illustrator of blog What I Saw Today is having an exhibition of his work next Wednesday, July, 22, 2009, 6-9 pm at Envoy Enterprises, 131 Chrystie Street, NYC. We'll be there!

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Dandies Online: I Do Believe I Came With A Hat

Our Australian Facebook fan Adrian Fernand just informed us of his blog I Do Believe I Came With A Hat, subtitled One Gentleman's Guide To Not Getting Thrown Out, Not Throwing Up, And How To Throw A Party. Adrian tackles subjects like dating, style, etiquette. It's Dear Abby for dandies.


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Monday, July 13, 2009

Dandies Online: Flickr


Don't Rain On My Parade
Originally uploaded by nathantia

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

New Favorite Dandy Accessories: Ascots & Sock Garters

We just added a few new items: ascots, sock garters, suspenders, and double-decker bus cufflinks. Ascots and sock garters are our new favorite dandy accessories!

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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Finding Dandy: 30th and 8th, NYC

Geek is chic.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Dandies Online: Time Out New York

Kevin Jonas looking dandy in Time Out New York. The Jonas Brothers were guest music editors this week.

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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dandies Online: Justin Timberlake

On Justin Timberlake's web site: Trend Watch: The Bow Tie Is Back. "No longer are bow ties relegated to pretentious, posh tuxes and dinner jackets or solely for the nerd-set; they are being paired with everything from designer duds to sportswear to skinny jeans. In other words, the bow tie is living down and dirty these days…just the way we like it. We say raid your grandpa’s closet asap."

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dandies Online: Buck Style

"Refine/Reflect" photo shoot from Buck Style, the dapper man's authority of the U.K.



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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Dandies Online: New York Magazine

Bernard Julian - Aspiring Musician from New York Magazine's Look book. A cross between Michael Jackson and Urkel?

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Dandies Online: Lookbook.nu Part 7

Some more stylish guys from Lookbook.nu.





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