The first french dandy we've spoken to, Philippe.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Bow ties were scarce our first day in Paris so we decided we must take the photo of the first guy we saw wearing a bow tie. Here he is and as it turns out, he's from New York!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
We recently bought a bow tie with mis-matched ends. Initially we assumed it was the intentional design but then realized it was an error. It quickly became one of our favorite bow ties. The varying pattern/color in the knot adds a bit of additional depth and character. So we put together a few bow ties from the shop. We're sure there might be some purists who will call it bow tie blasphemy. What do you think?
Posted by FineAndDandyShop.com at 9:06 PM
Sunday, February 21, 2010
My mother recently sent me a care package which included a raggedy red velvet box with an assortment of jewelry from various male family members. I remember the box from when I was a little kid but never had a real appreciation for it. Until now, of course. Some things are obvious treasures like the pocket watch. Some, I don't even know what they are. Perhaps some of our readers might have some insight.
The raggedy red velvet box full of random treasures.
An Elgin pocket watch with chain. I believe that trinket-like thing is a locket which holds two photos.
An engraved silver belt buckle.
A cufflink which I just realized was made of a coin from 1847. Sadly, there's only one.
My grandfather's Gruen wristwatch, engraved indicating that he received it from the New York 4-H Club in 1928. It looks like they made an error in engraving his last name and tried to fix it. The watch is over-wound and isn't currently operable. I need to take it to a watch repairman.
Various miss-matched cufflinks, buttons, clips.
I don't know what these are. You?
I don't know what this. You?
I don't know what this. You?
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
In the February issue of MR Magazine (the magazine of menswear retailing), number 5 on the Top 10 Trends list is "Fine An' Dandy: A little gothic, a little glam, velvet and bow ties nudge into the mainstream".
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
For one day only all of our hats and caps are on sale, for as little as just $19. Sale ends at the end of the day, Wednesday, February 17, 2010.
Every gentleman needs a proper hat!
Posted by FineAndDandyShop.com at 12:11 AM
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Our friends Joshua and Travis of Street Etiquette have posted Sewn From The Soul, an online editorial project featuring themselves and five friends (including James Field of The Black Nouveau), in which they pay tribute to Black History Month from a style perspective. We were honored to have contributed in a small way by providing a few accessories for the shoot. Well done gents! See the full slide show here.