An attempt at defining the central theme of this blog. A way of looking at the world by […]
The dandy’s true nature is one of melancholy. His suffering is his art. A closer look at the […]
Philip Mann, author
A Trans-European bar crawl leads to revelations both aesthetic and metaphysical
A maudlin celebration of the great dead of London’s Soho
Probing the dandy’s ambiguous yet potent sexual appeal
A nostalgic look back at the early eighties and the unparalleled impact of the Official Preppy Handbook on the author’s life. Foreshadowing not only a middle age spent in the comfortable embrace of Ivy-classics but harping back also to the author’s father’s time as a Pan-European Americanophile in the 1960s.
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