Thursday, May 26, 2011

Things Dandies Like, Part 3

The Latest Bon Mot

In this case, latest means circa 1889. Regardless, this clever piece of writing (and reading by the legendary Hugh Laurie) is a piece of dandy literature any chap worth his salt should look into. Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat. This is but a sample of the wit and humour the book is chock full of, and of course I mean that in the sense of Victorian humour. 
It was made into a film in 1975, starring Tim Curry, Michael Palin and Stephen Moore. It is superb, in this dandy's humble opinion, and certainly worth watching.

Stay tuned, dandies and quaintrelles, for the SPWF Dandy Roundup Edition!

Also, as always I am accepting any dandy you wish to send my way.
Especially female dandies. No one's volunteered any and I've certainly been searching.
That is all. Until next time.
Keep it Dapper.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Steampunk World's Fair 2011

Here's a little teaser for what's to come later today!
This was taken during the "Look at This *Ahem!* Dandy Fashion Panel wherein H.M., Phil Powell, and myself pulled up some dandies on stage to show off their apparel and talk about it.
It was like a live-action version of this blog, turned up to 11.

From left to right, starting at the top row:
Myself, H.M., The Commodore of the Red Fork Empire, ?, Tristan Toglia, Phil Powell
A Count Named Slick-Brass, Brenden Coleman,  Captain Leander Arkwright , A Steampunk Spike Spiegal, ?
Evan Taylor, ?

If you know any of the ?'s, please let me know and I shall credit them!
Thank you!

Photo Courtesy of Phil Powell

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sean Proper

Sean Proper [shawn | prop-er]
- proper noun: eclectic, quirky, nocturnal male bookkeeper who has a bedroom as a bedroom and a bedroom as a closet. Proficient thrift shopper and collector of treasures, this somewhat shy extrovert has a rich, varied social life, offset by a surprisingly reserved personal life. Debonaire and self-possessed, he is willing to go the extra mile for the people who matter and is an avid observer of the strange and curious, especially if it has a historical bent. Has a tendency toward downgrading rather than upgrading, lives out of many vintage suitcases, never fails to dress for the occasion, and is often associated with The White Rabbit.

Profile description written by Calamity H. Wayward.
Photograph by Steven Rosen.

Montague Jacques Fromage

Lord Montague Jacques Fromage is the proprietor of Steampunkfunk Bizarre, and a downright dapper chap.
I've had the pleasure of meeting him at a convention not too long ago, and might I say, his hats were always perfectly feathered.
He has recently joined the ranks of D.E.L.U.X.E (Dandies Extraordinaire Legendary Unrepentant Xenogenous Esquires) along with many of our Featured (and soon to be Featured) Dandies.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Count Named Slick-Brass

Slick-Brass. I've heard the name around the steampunk community for a while, as I'm sure many of you readers have, and at long last, he is now a Featured Dandy!
And how! Just gander at the tasteful brass appointments on his ensemble, coupled with the subtlety of black leather. Wait, subtle? I may have used the wrong word there. Fantastically ostentatious is more appropriate.

The Count hails from Steam-Funk and is a member of the A.S.S. Titulus.
He is, as well as myself and many of the other featured dandies, appearing the Steampunk World's Fair 2011.
If you're there, be sure to stop by his panel, Swagger 101. I know I will be!

Keep up the dandiness, Slick-Brass. And good form!