Get Threads magazine!

Give a Gift

Book Giveaway: Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion

Artist Rebel Dandy: Men of Fashion by Kate Irvin & Laurie Anne Brewer

Artist Rebel Dandy: Men of Fashion by Kate Irvin & Laurie Anne Brewer

From the museum exhibition titled Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion at the Rhode Island School of Design comes Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion  (Yale University Press, 2013) in book form for those who didn't make it to the exhibit. The book emphasizes the personalities of the well-known fashionable men of the past and present. When the term "dandy" was first used in London in 1813, it was considered to be someone who is flamboyant, superficial, and self-indulgent, but in the book, a dandy is shown as one who has profound thought and imagination in his self-presentation. He creates an image that challenges the norm of society.

The book is filled with identity, creativity, and self-presentation. Take a look at all the artistic characteristics of dandies from around the world. Over a century of dandies are presented showing their fashion, style, the way they dress, the patterns, colors, and many more interesting details of a dandy!

What do you think is most fascinating about dandies? Leave a comment by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 6, and you could win this book! The winner will be chosen and notified via e-mail during the week of December 9. Good luck to everyone!


Comments (28)

mgrough mgrough writes: Fashion well defined, well structured always takes notice and is a joy to view. However, one must be thankful, it is a cloth garment and the real beauty of fashion is seen in the one on whom it adorns, be it in poverty or riches.
This book may be represented as art in fashion and that would be a blessing.
Thank you, Marilyn
Posted: 9:32 am on December 6th

DavidCoffin DavidCoffin writes: I suspect that the men who all dress the same are mostly as committed to that choice as the ones who want to stand apart. I've rarely met one who actually didn't care what he was wearing!
Posted: 12:33 pm on December 2nd

2tango 2tango writes: It is always so refreshing to see a man with style and attention to detail, especially a young man who forgoes the jeans, tshirt and baseball cap once in a while
Posted: 8:21 am on December 2nd

LynnAlexander LynnAlexander writes: I am married to a Dandy, Its hard to dress to go out with him :)
Posted: 5:36 am on December 2nd

DenaturedH2O DenaturedH2O writes: I like "dandies" who don't dress different just to be different, or to challenge norms, but who dress to portray a persona. Like a stage costumer does to emphasize the personality of the character. An outward display of personal awareness.
Posted: 4:41 am on December 2nd

CrystalPgh CrystalPgh writes: Looks like a swell book.
Posted: 1:15 am on December 2nd

Wahmom65 Wahmom65 writes: I love that men are able to dress to reflect their own style.
Posted: 1:05 am on December 2nd

Lawana55 Lawana55 writes: Hats
Posted: 12:31 am on December 2nd

user-1064945 user-1064945 writes: This would be a very interesting book to peruse. My son has reached the age where he likes to look dapper. He is willing to let me try sewing some accessories for him, such as vests and tuxedo accoutrements.
Posted: 10:55 pm on December 1st

user-1139316 user-1139316 writes: I think the most interesting thing about Dandies is that they really cared about how they looked and wanted to stand out. They weren't afraid to be different from the next guy.
Posted: 8:51 pm on December 1st

twoclumbers twoclumbers writes: The most fascinating thing about Dandies is the personalities, what drives them and has shaped them to be who they are and so fashion forward thinking. Without them, men's fashion would be nothing more than a plain pinstriped suit.
Posted: 8:15 pm on December 1st

gmhsews gmhsews writes: A very interesting read. I'd love to learn more about these men.
Posted: 7:57 pm on December 1st

Carly_Sue Carly_Sue writes: This sounds really interesting…would love to have it to read.

Posted: 7:49 pm on December 1st

Ms_C Ms_C writes: Thank goodness--something not about dresses and female finery. Men's fashion is totally fascinating and too often overlooked.
Posted: 7:47 pm on December 1st

WillaMcNeill WillaMcNeill writes: Well, that dandy cover of the book is surely appealing. Love the mixed colors and patterns.
Posted: 7:41 pm on December 1st

sewjazzy sewjazzy writes: This is a great reminder of how self presentation is an interesting art. For men and women.
Posted: 7:37 pm on December 1st

Cheriezel Cheriezel writes: Dandies are great to see how their clothes set a fashion trend or change a way of thinking!
Posted: 7:35 pm on December 1st

user-2001249 user-2001249 writes: Dandies, a part of Fashion history.
Posted: 7:17 pm on December 1st

SueBee256 SueBee256 writes: Dandies have a great sense of color. They wear their clothes with confidence.
Posted: 7:15 pm on December 1st

MsHem MsHem writes: What a great part of fashion history that is often over looked. Many women could take a few pointers from these men.
Posted: 7:14 pm on December 1st

user-767903 user-767903 writes: Handsome!
Posted: 7:07 pm on December 1st

Tru Tru writes: Finery and the figure, male. Would be nice to see again.
Posted: 2:45 pm on November 27th

user-1109649 user-1109649 writes: How refreshing to see men who care about how they look!
Posted: 10:51 pm on November 26th

LuvThreadsMagazine LuvThreadsMagazine writes: Form fitting clothes, which flatter, and dare I say flaunt a gents curves and contours can be fascinating.
Posted: 10:45 pm on November 26th

LauriR LauriR writes: Seeing men sporting fun and/or great design is a joy! It would be great to see men in this age loosen up and start sporting dandy looks again.
Posted: 5:21 pm on November 26th

jennieMB jennieMB writes: That the majority of men all wear the exact same things, it's nice to see men who actually push the fashion barriers. I wish more modern men sported hats and bow ties.
Posted: 12:38 pm on November 26th

jamaco jamaco writes: I love the look of the clothing
Posted: 12:03 pm on November 26th

Marty_Marie Marty_Marie writes: I really love looking at the drawings of dandies.
Posted: 3:08 pm on November 25th

Log in or create a free account to post a comment.