We hope you don your finest summer dandy gear and enjoy this beautiful day.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Last night we stopped by Wit's End, "a monthly celebration of the Jazz Age", at Flute Bar, a former speakeasy. Here are a few of the dapper gents we ran into:Tweet This
James Jimenez (a.k.a. Mr. Burton)
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Since we launched the shop we have been introduced to many amazing people in the virtual world of blogs and social networking. With this post we continue a regular series of profiles of New School Dandies. Up next, blogger Lassi Patokorpi of the blog Flanööri.
Where did you grow up? In short: Finland. I'm not going to bore you with the details of my migration.
Where do you live now? I currently live here surrounded by a lake in inland Finland. Ha! That came out funny.
What are your sources of inspiration? I have never been able to source my inspiration. I'm sure it comes from all the old photos of people I see every now and then. Oh, and I often do visit The Fedora Lounge where I see a lot of inspiration material.
Who is your style icon? I can't say I have a style icon. I've never felt it to be me to have someone to look up to but I have to admit that Clark Gable had the best grooming ever. I love the pencil mustache and that's on my list of to-dos.
Do you have a favorite website? I like The Fedora Lounge and the ambassador of classic men's style in Finland: Keikari.
Where is your favorite or dream vacation spot? I would like to visit Belgium. I love Belgian ales and I find the country charming.
Tell us the best kept secret in your city. If I were to live in a city (by international standards or even national) I would gladly tell you. At the moment I reside somewhere that doesn't have any secrets that I'd even want to know.
At which establishments would you consider yourself a regular? If there is one place I go regularly it's a thrift store, recycling center or a flea market. They are pretty much the only places I ever visit if you don't count the groceries.
What would you be doing ten years from now? I will hopefully be teaching English unless my path takes me elsewhere.
What is your current obsession? I. Need. New. Plus-Fours. Exclamation mark.
Currently inspired by? The beautiful and sunny summer. I love that I can utilise my straw boaters!
Currently annoyed with? Stress.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Some dandy illustrations from the turn of the century.Tweet This
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Some Fine And Dandy Shop items appeared in a photo editorial in the June issue of Shut Up! Magazine, styled by our friend Vava.
Photography - Jordan Poling
Beauty - Kalyani Thiruchelvam
Styling - Vava
Hair - Marco Testa
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Maurice L. Rothschild - The 1928 Spring & Summer Book Of Styles. The House Of Kuppenheimer - Chicago.Tweet This
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
I've written here and here about some jewelry and trinkets I've inherited from various male family members. This weekend I received a few more treasures.
A comb on a chain.
A leather covered match holder engraved "Dad - 1926".
A pocket knife engraved with a "G" and a quill key holder.
The remains of an Ingraham Dixie pocket watch.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
On Friday the AP reported on political pundit Roland Martin's affinity for ascots and the response he receives in the sartorially understated DC community. Although we're partial to bow ties in terms of neck wear we love the look of ascots and have been pleased with our recent ascot sales. Perhaps the ascot is the next big dandy accessory. Do you wear ascots?