Famous Dandies Through the Ages

This month at King & Allen we’re focusing on ‘Dandyism’ – specifically on how the etymology of the word has dramatically changed over the centuries. From the relatively conservative (but painstakingly attentive) understated elegance of Beau Brummell to the modern day peacock Andre 3000, we take a look at our favourite Dandies from across the ages:

Famous Dandies Through the Ages

Beau Brummell

George Bryan Brummell, AKA Beau Brummell, was a 19th-century dandy with exceptional style.

He had a huge influence on the style of the aristocracy of the time, introducing muted, close-fitting suits with full-length trousers. This was all worn with his famous cravat, beautifully arranged to perfection.

Whilst Mr Brummell met a rather unfortunate end, dying in poverty of disease, there is no doubt that he has influenced menswear even today.

Beau Brummell Famous Dandy
Lord Byron Famous Dandy

Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron was a poet, politician and leader in the Romantic movement.

What many don’t realise is that Lord Byron had a complete fascination with dressing up. His form of dandyism was more flamboyant, featuring exotic cloaks and turbans. Silhouettes were exaggerated and in a multitude of bright colours.

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde Famous Dandy
Noel Coward Famous Dandy

Noel Coward

Adam Ant

Adam Ant Famous Dandy
Sebastien Horsley Famous Dandy

Sebastien Horsley

Russell Brand

Russell Brand Famous Dandy
Andre 3000 Famous Dandy

Andre 3000

Kanye West

Kanye West Famous Dandy

Consider yourself a modern-day dandy?

We create exquisitely tailored bespoke suits for men and women dandies. When you go bespoke with King & Allen, you have almost complete control over the style of the suit, from the cloth and the lining to the buttons and even the thread that they are sewn on with.

To find out more, book a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our expert tailoring consultants. We’d be delighted to help you!

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