The Dandy:

The ultimate elegant gentleman 


Ah, the joy of being a Dandy!

Style isn't a question of life or death: it's much more important than that. 


"A Dandy should seek to be sublime without interruption; he should live and sleep in front of a mirror"  Charles Baudelaire 


 "However, unlike bohemians, Dandies chose to emulate the aristocracy rather than live in poverty." unknown 


 "Know first who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly." Epictetus 


  “Women should never be allowed to counsel men about clothes.”  George Frazier


George Bryan "Beau" Brummell: the first dandy 

Elegance is the highest law to the Dandy

 Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton: Dandy and author of Pelham, a Dandy classic

 Fred Astaire: The consummate 20th Century Dandy

Jeffrey: One of the most elegant men alive today

What is a Dandy? 

Les Invisibles 

The Dandy and Society 


Dandies and~ Dandyism  

Dandies from different sides of the Channel 

The Dandy 

A dandy vote 

 The Flâneur Reads


From the desk of the resident dandies: 





Dandy books:

The Canon 


Diary of a Dandy

The Great Gatsby

The Aristocrat as art

Life of Beau Brummell


Dandy sites:

Victorian fashion history 

Dressing Up!

An historical perspective  

Victoriana magazine

Beyond Fashion 

The Dandy 

Edwardian Promenade

Victorian Society

Baudelaire's Dandy 

Between a gantleman and his tailor 

Costumer's Manifesto 

Beautiful Century 

Retro Victorian 


Victorian Station 

Prinny's Set


Jane Austin: Dandy

Story of the Top Hat 

The Cravat 

A poet of cloth 

Dressing Up! 

How to dress like a gentleman 

Art of Shaving 

The Gentleman's page 

Mythof the "Butterfly Dandy" 

Manners test 

Pelham’s Maxims

Préciosite and Dandyism: Ages of Beauty 

A History of Dandyism [a treatise]

Baudelaire's dandy

Foppish Dandy 

Dandyism today:

Dandyism [Live Journal] 

Dandyism [Yahoogroups] 

Dandyism [Tribe] 

Dandyism [Ning] 

Wasp Style 

Le Dandy 

Ivy Style 

Gentry Style 

Admiral Cod 

Coiled Pleasures 

Off the cuff 

Lord Whimsy 

The Cad 

The Chap 


Classic Style 

hors d'oeurves and epilogues  

Dikon Edwards 

Les Nouveaux Dandys 

Savoir-Vivre ou Mourir

IL Dandy  

Dandy Versus Metrosexual  

See also:

Dandies and Decadents 

The Dandy and the Aesthete