The Dandy Rapper

An exciting gallery of bourgeois fashion that draws from a secret collection of vintage pieces both iconic and obscure.

The Dandy Rapper is a gallery and collection that exists simply to provide a service and a place of study for those modern day men and women who are carrying forth the legacy of the dandies and bourgeois of times before us.

Definition of the word “Dandy”, as used to describe stylish men of the 17th century:

“A dandy (also known as a beau or gallant) is a man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and leisurely hobbies, pursued with the appearance of nonchalance in a cult of Self. Historically, especially in late 18th- and early 19th-century Britain, a dandy, who was self-made, often strove to imitate an aristocratic lifestyle despite coming from a middle-class background.”

Please compare this with Mark Grief’s description of the post-modern “hipster”:

“… the couch-surfing, old-clothes-wearing hipsters who seem most authentic but are also often the most socially precarious — the lower-middle-class young, moving up through style, but with no backstop of parental culture or family capital. They are the bartenders and boutique clerks who wait on their well-to-do peers and wealthy tourists. Only on the basis of their cool clothes can they be “superior”: hipster knowledge compensates for economic immobility.”

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