How to Dress Dandy Style
Gents who would like to flash their style-consciousness can adopt the latest waves in men's fashion, namely the Dandy style. This trend has a long tradition among the members of aristocracy. The refined shirts and jackets as well as sophisticated accessories all demonstrate the high brow taste of these men. Join the modern re-invention of this movement that recruits millions of fans all over the world.
04 Feb, 2010
Nowadays with the revival of the Sherlock Holmes saga more and more people are impressed by the well-defined and noble look of British Dandies. Undoubtedly some of the few movements in men's fashion that promoted the careful selection of accessories as well as basic clothing pieces managed to enter the wishlist of designers. Projecting their own view of the contemporary gentleman serves as the best source of inspiration for the public. Abstracting from the charm of top hats and other signature accessories this trend can be also embedded in the modern conception of a 'natural born gent' with all his noble qualities. The name was also used to describe men who pay special attention to their attire as well as don't restrict themselves to neutral colors. Diving into the depth of prints and fine tailoring, everyone can adopt a similar trend.
There are various principles to follow when it comes of Dandy style. The main buzzwords would be: symmetry as well as smoothness. The attire should be organized according to a well-defined patter, starting from the underwear, throughout the shirt and finally the shoes. All these elements play a crucial role in the overall appearance.
Therefore all you have to do is pay special tribute to the old-time clothing pieces as shirts, classic suspenders as well as perfectly tailored pants. One of the main qualities of a Dandy look would be to limit yourself in color combination as well as layers. Modern trends however offer the chance to juggle with proportions and opt for skinny jeans rather than sporting the vintage tweed pants.
As the model of John John Varvatos and Jean Paul Gaultier illustrate those who adopt a similar style can benefit of the pleasure of fusing various trends. From the Brit chic to Indie style all should be implemented into a charming ensemble of always shining shoes as well as fitting pants and jackets. Colored waistcoats of silk and velvet as well as tweed can add a dazzling tint to your look.
Pair the right shade to your whole attire to maintain the symmetry and synchronize shades. Join either the revolutionary Dandy style or the traditional one and sport your favorite colors and fabrics. Though black and brownish tones lead the top of classy chic attires, still there are no fine limits to make you stick to these time-tested shades.
The masculine cut paired with the fine lines and symmetry of the attire will create the right 'beau' and 'gallant' effect. However it seems that contemporary fashion is thrilled to narrow the chasm between trends. Therefore we can observe signature signs of a poetic and more Boho look. The presence of scarves as well as matte tones all resemble the look of the modern Dandy.
Another advantage of men's Dandy style is that it promotes the tailoring of pants and jackets that would flatten all body shapes. The high brow fabrics will take the shape of gents and would accentuate the toned legs as well as arms and abs. Decide upon the wave you want to follow and create your own interpretation of trademark Dandy style as one of the most prominent movements of men's fashion.
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