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Dandy Style Reviews

Dandy Style by Shaun Cole, Miles Lambert

Dandy Style: 250 Years of British Men's Fashion

Shaun Cole, Miles Lambert

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2 Feb 2021
ISBN: 9780300254136

Celebrating 250 years of male self-expression, investigating the portraiture and wardrobe of the fashionable British man

4 stars out of 5
Rana Foroohar
4 Feb 2021

"Fashionistas will pore over the archive illustrations in Dandy Style"

Dandy style, which is far more about creativity and individualism than power or utilitarianism, is quintessentially English. While the definition of the type has varied over time, moving from elegance to bohemianism (Oscar Wilde) to political defiance (Benjamin Disraeli), sexual experimentation (David Bowie) and even nihilism (the Sex Pistols), dandy style remains a cornerstone of British fashion. It’s all about playing with and disrupting ideas of history, class, race and gender, all while looking smart. Fashionistas will pore over the archive illustrations in Dandy Style, including many gorgeous close-ups of detailed embroidery and tailoring.