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"Dandy: A Timeless Symbol of Elegance and Style" Step into the world of dandies, where sophistication meets flamboyance

Background imageDandy Collection: Hans Rudi Erdt Hollerbaum & Schmidt Internationale Ausstellung fur Reise- und Fremdenverkehr Berlin

Hans Rudi Erdt Hollerbaum & Schmidt Internationale Ausstellung fur Reise- und Fremdenverkehr Berlin
Hans Rudi Erdt, Hollerbaum & Schmidt, Internationale Ausstellung fur Reise- und Fremdenverkehr Berlin 1911, paper, lithography, Total: Height: 124, 5 cm; Width: 93, 8 cm

Background imageDandy Collection: Hercule Poirot

Hercule Poirot
HERCULE POIROT the Belgian detective, hero of many of Christies books

Background imageDandy Collection: Chesterfield / Vanity Fair

Chesterfield / Vanity Fair
Lord Chesterfield elegantly dressed in morning coat, grey striped trousers, town boots, shirt with high all-round collar, black tie, top hat, pink carnation & white gloves

Background imageDandy Collection: RICHARD BEAU NASH

RICHARD BEAU NASH The dandy in his younger days when Beau was an appropriate sobriquet : later, alas, he put on weight, despite the health-giving waters of Bath

Background imageDandy Collection: Dorian Gray by Curtain

Dorian Gray by Curtain
Dorian Gray

Background imageDandy Collection: Early Bicycles

Early Bicycles
A variety of early bicycles, including two varieties of the Celerifere of 1793 (1 & 2), the Draisienne (Dandy-Horse) of 1819 (3) and Gompertzs Velocipede (4)

Background imageDandy Collection: The Railway Station, Port Carlisle, Cumbria

The Railway Station, Port Carlisle, Cumbria
The Railway Station, Port Carlisle, Wigton, Cumbria, England. Showing a Horse Drawn Dandy Car - Built by the North British Railway Date: 1900s

Background imageDandy Collection: Dombey & Son - Carles Dickens - Mr Toots and the Chicken

Dombey & Son - Carles Dickens - Mr Toots and the Chicken
Charles Dickens - Dombey & Son. Mr Toots - a student at Dr Blimbers school (who loves Florence but marries Susan) - pictured with his prizefighter companion, the Chicken. Date: circa 1902

Background imageDandy Collection: Bunny Roger

Bunny Roger
Neil Munro (" Bunny" ) Roger (June 9, 1911 in London - April 27, 1997 in London) English couturier, war hero, and dandy

Background imageDandy Collection: Man falling off a broken chair at a dinner party

Man falling off a broken chair at a dinner party causing a servant to spill a soup tureen over him. Other guests shocked, servants amused. More Miseries

Background imageDandy Collection: The Dandy Doctor by Edward Marris with music by Dudley Powell

The Dandy Doctor by Edward Marris with music by Dudley Powell. First produced at the Avenue Theatre in Sunderland, 26 March 1900. Touring to the Palace Theatre, Newcastle, 22 June for six nights

Background imageDandy Collection: Worth Getting Up For!, 1929 (pen & ink on paper)

Worth Getting Up For!, 1929 (pen & ink on paper)
3247617 Worth Getting Up For!, 1929 (pen & ink on paper) by Whistler, Rex (1905-44); 12.7x15.2 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: Commissioned by Shell Petroleum, April 1929); English

Background imageDandy Collection: Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) from Lodges British Portraits

Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) from Lodges British Portraits
KW179293 Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh (1554-1618) from Lodges British Portraits, 1823 (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDandy Collection: Macmillans Bicycle

Macmillans Bicycle
Kirkpatrick Macmillan and his early Dandy Horse bicycle

Background imageDandy Collection: Smartly dressed man on a comic greetings card

Smartly dressed man on a comic greetings card with verse and pull tab. Date: circa 1850s

Background imageDandy Collection: Monstrosities of 1819 & 1820, pub. 1835 (hand coloured engraving)

Monstrosities of 1819 & 1820, pub. 1835 (hand coloured engraving)
2636975 Monstrosities of 1819 & 1820, pub. 1835 (hand coloured engraving) by Cruikshank, George (1792-1878); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageDandy Collection: Portrait of Count Robert de Montesquiou. Artist: Boldini, Giovanni (1842-1931)

Portrait of Count Robert de Montesquiou. Artist: Boldini, Giovanni (1842-1931)
Portrait of Count Robert de Montesquiou. Found in the collection of Musee d Orsay, Paris

Background imageDandy Collection: The Last of the Dandies

The Last of the Dandies
Popular Plays: " The Last of the Dandies" A kindly Policeman leads two young toffs homeward after having far too much debauchery for one evening... Date: circa 1900

Background imageDandy Collection: Alec ( Sir Affable ) Knowles - Theatrical Journalist

Alec ( Sir Affable ) Knowles - Theatrical Journalist
Alec (" Sir Affable" ) Knowles (1851-1917) - Theatrical Journalist and member of Londons notorious Pelican Club

Background imageDandy Collection: Alfred Count D orsay

Alfred Count D orsay
Alfred, COUNT D ORSAY artist, dandy and wit

Background imageDandy Collection: Great Macdermott / Feather

Great Macdermott / Feather
THE GREAT MACDERMOTT (Gilbert Hastings Farrell) Music hall singer of patriotic songs: I ll strike you with a feather

Background imageDandy Collection: Arthur Bourchier / Vf 1896

Arthur Bourchier / Vf 1896
Black tailcoat & trousers, white waistcoat with roll collar & cut low revealing an expanse of shirt front, stand collar & white tie, gold watch chain & orchid buttonhole

Background imageDandy Collection: L eau. Water. Print from the magazine La Guirlande des Mois, published annually from 1917 - 1921

L eau. Water. Print from the magazine La Guirlande des Mois, published annually from 1917 - 1921. After a work by French illustrator George Barbier, 1882 - 1932

Background imageDandy Collection: Carolus-Duran, 1879. Creator: John Singer Sargent

Carolus-Duran, 1879. Creator: John Singer Sargent
Carolus-Duran, 1879. Carolus-Duran was among the most celebrated portrait painters working in Paris in the 1870s. With his casual pose and elegant clothing

Background imageDandy Collection: Dutch Treat Club - [cover drawing?], between c1910 and c1915

Dutch Treat Club - [cover drawing?], between c1910 and c1915. Creators: Bain News Service, James Montgomery Flagg
Dutch Treat Club - [cover drawing?], between c1910 and c1915. Shows an illustration by artist James Montgomery Flagg for the Dutch Treat Club, a society of illustrators

Background imageDandy Collection: Ray Winney, 16, and Tony Scrivens, 16, with Gloria Knights, 17

Ray Winney, 16, and Tony Scrivens, 16, with Gloria Knights, 17. on the boat Tobago. Dockside Dandies at Lowestoft, Suffolk. 16th May 1962

Background imageDandy Collection: Louie Tracy music hall male impersonator

Louie Tracy music hall male impersonator
Louie Tracy male impersonator dressed as a man about town with top hat and cane. ?Faultlessly attired, by everyone admired?. Billed as the ?Dapper, Dandy Boy?. Signed card. Date: circa 1910

Background imageDandy Collection: Fashionable gentleman in coat, era of Marie Antoinette

Fashionable gentleman in coat, era of Marie Antoinette
5893570 Fashionable gentleman in coat, era of Marie Antoinette.; (add.info.: Fashionable gentleman in coat, breeches and boots with cane and hat, era of Marie Antoinette)

Background imageDandy Collection: The Drunken Dandy, after Felicien Rops. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur

The Drunken Dandy, after Felicien Rops. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard
1000864 The Drunken Dandy, after Felicien Rops. From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs, published 1909.; Private Collection

Background imageDandy Collection: Fashionable woman with African pageboy holding up her huge hairdo. 18th century caricature

Fashionable woman with African pageboy holding up her huge hairdo. 18th century caricature
FLO4657038 Fashionable woman with African pageboy holding up her huge hairdo. 18th century caricature. Lithograph from Paul Lacroix The Eighteenth Century: Its Institutions, Customs, and Costumes

Background imageDandy Collection: A line of people bringing boxes and crates to a porter. He says, Of course, with pleasure

A line of people bringing boxes and crates to a porter. He says, Of course, with pleasure
FLO4691465 A line of people bringing boxes and crates to a porter. He says, Of course, with pleasure. He thinks, These animals take me for a conveyor belt

Background imageDandy Collection: Two ladies dressing before a mirror in a parlor, 19th century

Two ladies dressing before a mirror in a parlor, 19th century. She says, The pink really suits you dear
FLO4691390 Two ladies dressing before a mirror in a parlor, 19th century. She says, The pink really suits you dear. She thinks, And makes you look 10 years older

Background imageDandy Collection: Young gentleman in the study of an advisor reading a letter. He says, I'm entirely at your disposal

Young gentleman in the study of an advisor reading a letter. He says, I'm entirely at your disposal
FLO4691288 Young gentleman in the study of an advisor reading a letter. He says, I'm entirely at your disposal. He thinks, Another free dinner

Background imageDandy Collection: Caricature of fashions of the late 18th century: women in tall wigs with garden of flowers in her

Caricature of fashions of the late 18th century: women in tall wigs with garden of flowers in her bosom
FLO4717979 Caricature of fashions of the late 18th century: women in tall wigs with garden of flowers in her bosom, and macaroni in a tall wig with extravagant mass of hair tied at the back

Background imageDandy Collection: Man in double-breasted suit with wide lapels examining photographic plates

Man in double-breasted suit with wide lapels examining photographic plates
FLO4709902 Man in double-breasted suit with wide lapels examining photographic plates, and another in a single-breasted sports suit worn over a wool pullover. In the background, a bellows camera

Background imageDandy Collection: Fashionable men in three-piece suits with wide lapels exchanging business cards

Fashionable men in three-piece suits with wide lapels exchanging business cards. Color printed fashion plate by W. A
FLO4709749 Fashionable men in three-piece suits with wide lapels exchanging business cards. Color printed fashion plate by W. A

Background imageDandy Collection: Fashionable people watching a horse and trap breakdown in front of the gambling hell

Fashionable people watching a horse and trap breakdown in front of the gambling hell
FLO4618958 Fashionable people watching a horse and trap breakdown in front of the gambling hell. William Crockford stands at the door. Exterior of Fishmongers Hall, a Regular break down

Background imageDandy Collection: Man in long double-breasted town overcoat with bowler hat and cane

Man in long double-breasted town overcoat with bowler hat and cane, and man in single-breasted Raglan coat with cane
FLO4709889 Man in long double-breasted town overcoat with bowler hat and cane, and man in single-breasted Raglan coat with cane. In the background is the Victoria Memorial on the Mall

Background imageDandy Collection: Fashionable dandies and belles flirting in the Jardin du Palais Royal

Fashionable dandies and belles flirting in the Jardin du Palais Royal, or the Garden of the Palais Royal, Paris
FLO4656941 Fashionable dandies and belles flirting in the Jardin du Palais Royal, or the Garden of the Palais Royal, Paris

Background imageDandy Collection: Caricature of macaroni fashions of the late 18th century, man in high wig looking at a reflection

Caricature of macaroni fashions of the late 18th century, man in high wig looking at a reflection in a mirror
FLO4717964 Caricature of macaroni fashions of the late 18th century, man in high wig looking at a reflection in a mirror, while a fawning barber trims a wig

Background imageDandy Collection: Two gentlemen composers in a music room before a piano, 19th century. The portly man says

Two gentlemen composers in a music room before a piano, 19th century. The portly man says
FLO4691436 Two gentlemen composers in a music room before a piano, 19th century. The portly man says, I'd give three operas to have created your romance

Background imageDandy Collection: Two mothers in a parlor with their sons, 19th century. She says

Two mothers in a parlor with their sons, 19th century. She says, My little Charles isn't in the best of health
FLO4691382 Two mothers in a parlor with their sons, 19th century. She says, My little Charles isn't in the best of health. She thinks, Nor so common and clumsy

Background imageDandy Collection: Two ladies talking in a parlor watching a woman paint in oils

Two ladies talking in a parlor watching a woman paint in oils. She says, How many more virtues and talents
FLO4691378 Two ladies talking in a parlor watching a woman paint in oils. She says, How many more virtues and talents... She thinks, To remain a woman

Background imageDandy Collection: Gentlemen and lady playing cards in a parlour, while others dance in the next room

Gentlemen and lady playing cards in a parlour, while others dance in the next room
FLO4691351 Gentlemen and lady playing cards in a parlour, while others dance in the next room. He says, you've hit a lucky one

Background imageDandy Collection: Widow and young man taking coffee in a restaurant talking to a stone mason

Widow and young man taking coffee in a restaurant talking to a stone mason
FLO4691319 Widow and young man taking coffee in a restaurant talking to a stone mason. She says, And don't forgot in large letters, A good father, fine spouse, he leaves an inconsolable widow

Background imageDandy Collection: Gentleman meeting an old man in a parlour. Good to see you recovered, dear uncle

Gentleman meeting an old man in a parlour. Good to see you recovered, dear uncle
FLO4691297 Gentleman meeting an old man in a parlour. Good to see you recovered, dear uncle. (It puts back the inheritance, but it's fine)

Background imageDandy Collection: Lady saying goodbye to a gentleman in a parlour. She says, Bon voyage, and hurry back

Lady saying goodbye to a gentleman in a parlour. She says, Bon voyage, and hurry back! She thinks, Good riddance
FLO4691282 Lady saying goodbye to a gentleman in a parlour. She says, Bon voyage, and hurry back! She thinks, Good riddance

Background imageDandy Collection: Gentleman and old lady in a hotel room watched by a porter. He says

Gentleman and old lady in a hotel room watched by a porter. He says, You can count on me to use all my credit
FLO4691265 Gentleman and old lady in a hotel room watched by a porter. He says, You can count on me to use all my credit. He thinks, She's old, ugly and she's soliciting me



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"Dandy: A Timeless Symbol of Elegance and Style" Step into the world of dandies, where sophistication meets flamboyance. Just like the pages of "Just Dandy" by David Wright, these men embody a certain charm that is hard to resist. Picture Hercule Poirot, with his meticulous grooming and impeccable taste in fashion, solving mysteries while looking effortlessly chic. One cannot discuss dandies without mentioning RICHARD BEAU NASH, an influential figure in 18th-century society who set the standards for gentlemanly behavior and refined attire. Chesterfield and Vanity Fair became synonymous with elegance thanks to their portrayal of these fashionable gentlemen. In Oscar Wilde's masterpiece "Dorian Gray, " Lord Henry Wotton exemplifies the epitome of dandyism with his extravagant lifestyle and obsession with youth. Early bicycles were not only a mode of transportation but also a statement piece for these stylish individuals as they glided through town. Boldini's mesmerizing portrait captures Count Robert de Montesquiou's allure perfectly—a true embodiment of what it means to be a dandy. Charles Dickens introduced us to Mr Toots from "Dombey & Son, " whose quirky personality added an endearing touch to this tale filled with social hierarchies. Bunny Roger was another notable figure known for his sartorial choices that turned heads wherever he went. L'eau print by George Barbier showcases how even something as simple as water can be transformed into art when seen through the eyes of a dandy. But let us not forget those humorous moments that make life more enjoyable—a man falling off a broken chair at a dinner party or finding amusement in smartly dressed men on comic greetings cards—dandies bring joy even in unexpected ways. The legacy of dandies lives on, reminding us all that style is not just about clothes; it is an attitude—an expression of individuality.