"The dandy must be celibate, cloistral; is, indeed, but a monk"
"Dandy" is a term for men who place importance on the cultivation of self. A dandy is generally thought to value refinement in his appearance, speech, and pursuits. A certain level of flamboyancy or romanticism is usually associated with dandies.


Dandyism is most closely associated with the highly fashionable Georgian figure, Beau Brummell, who introduced the modern suit and tie, reputedly took five hours to dress, and suggested boots be polished with champagne.