Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Book Review: We Are Dandy: The Elegant Gentleman Around the World

For the sartorially minded, you may have already heard the term "dandy". If not, I'll fill you in. Dandy was a term used widely in England in the late 20th Century, referring to men who considered themselves to be arbiters of culture, refinement, and wit. Many of Oscar Wilde's famous plays contained dandies, and Oscar Wilde himself is likely the most famous example of a dandy. This photo-centric book by Nathaniel Adams and Rose Callahan introduces you through photos to men around the world who personify the term of being a dandy. 

Celebrating the art of dressing, these men aren't necessarily concerned with being fashionable or on trend, but rather curating a personal style and remaining dedicated to the glamour of  style.

This is definitely not a book about fashion. This is a book about style. This is a book about self-expression. This is a book about the celebration of style and men who are committed to being dandy. Incredibly beautiful, with witty biographies of the subjects photographed, it's a great book to have or give for the sartorially minded man we all know.

Take a closer look, and purchase your copy via the Amazon link below: 


  1. Love the topic. Posted one of Rose's pics on FB,
    a close-up of a string bow tie, so elegant and turn of the century, or fin de si├Ęcle as the French might say...

  2. Artie,
    I finally saw the Bonanno film on YSL, starring superb French actor Gaspard Ulliel - as Yves...it was on Starz- if you have not seen this one it is a MUST. It is the more fantasy version, as there were two films made on YSL during a short period of time. (in French with English subtitles)

  3. I love to see a man well dressed,the last picture of the man in green with his bow tie is quite dapper looking.

  4. Great post! Love, love, love the last gentleman.