Welcome. Is it me or have dress and etiquette standards really taken a nose dive into the Swanny? When I care to walk out on the Town these days, which is most evenings...but don't tell the wife, she thinks it's business...I'm constantly presented with members of the gentry (a term I use very loosely) dressed akin to urchins and scallywags. So, I've taken it upon myself to use this Interweb thingumajig to attempt to educate such afore mentioned gentlemen; as well as encourage a bit of a natter with those of you who would like to spread the word with me. Maybe we start a movement so we can visit the odd London establishment, quaff a few tipples with a purpose as well as the obvious one of inebriation. Enjoy and I'd welcome your contribution.
George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell The Original London Dandy
The very model of the dandy in British society was George Bryan 'Beau' Brummell (1778-1840), an associate of the Prince Regent: Unpowdered, unperfumed, immaculately bathed and shaved, in a plain dark blue coat, perfectly brushed, of perfect fit, showing a lot of perfectly starched linens, freshly laundered, with an elaborately-tied cravat, from the mid-1790s Brummell became an early version of the celebrity, famous chiefly for being a laconic wit and a clothes-horse.
It would appear that the standards so elegantly set by Beau and his compadres have slipped in today's fast paced, high tech' world where the art of conversation is diminishing and being replaced by hypertext. However, there is absolutely no excuse for dress standards to drop. Our mission is to uphold everything "Dandy" in today's society and ensure the previous standards set are upheld and revitalised.