Is Dandy the same as Trad?

v.astoria

Starting Member
I heard Brooks is Trad, but is this jacket Dandy?

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Confusion I am feeling now but never at Paul Stuart.
 

Cantabrigian

Elite Member
quote:Originally posted by v.astoria


Confusion I am feeling now but never at Paul Stuart.

Confusion I am also feeling after reading a couple of posts writted like this...

Is it a joke and I am too dim to catch it or is it something else...

I think that Trad's use of color and some types of patterns is rather dandy-ish.

There has been some discussion about this but I believe "dandy" refers more to an attitude towards clothes than to a particular school of dress.
 

guitone

Elite Member
To me a Dandy is someone that always looks good, not in a macho way, but in a stylish, but not necessarily today kind of way...someone like Niles Crane, not his brother Fasier.

An elegance to the look without trying too hard....am I making any sense?

guit
 

Joe Frances

Super Member
Trad by definition is fairly conservative dressing, and does not include mixing strong patterns, colors or styles in an obvious way. Dandyism can include all of these things and has an element of pushing the envelope, i.e., being provacative-- at least a little. A Trad can credibly disavow an interest in clothing. A dandy could not, and more to the point, would not.

Joe
 

Horace

Senior Member
quote:Originally posted by Joe Frances

Trad by definition is fairly conservative dressing, and does not include mixing strong patterns, colors or styles in an obvious way. Dandyism can include all of these things and has an element of pushing the envelope, i.e., being provacative-- at least a little. A Trad can credibly disavow an interest in clothing. A dandy could not, and more to the point, would not.

Joe

Though the evocation of the "Choatie" by Harris on the American Trad thread may counter your assertion, if only lightly.
 

crazyquik

Super Member
She might say "I wouldn't be seen on the same side of the street as you."

It is certainly more dandy than trad, and only really acceptable as resort or vacation wear for a trad. But a dandy could pull it off much easier, in many places.
 
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