Fine & Dandy Shop 2009 Lookbook

Just came across this buried in a folder on my desktop. I had set these aside to post a long while ago. The store is, oh so dandy. Their tag line is “Accessories for Dapper Guys”. Send me a boy that looks like this! I guess I am moving to London in January, maybe my chances will improve…

Men’s Accessories on Etsy

Here are some great accessories I have found! You can find any of these stores on Etsy.

Tux & Tulle- Custom & Awesome

Cotton and Fun!
Liberty of London Bow Ties
Grey Scale Ties
Seersucker in all Colors

BeauxRegard – Handmade from Vintage Fabrics

Striped Bow Tie
Bold Silk Bow Tie
Plaid Silk Bow Tie

CustomFalaviaDesigns- OTIS Bow Ties

Grey Ultra Suede Bow Tie
Triple Bow Tie effect

Comic Firefly – Steampunk Style

Gun Cuff Links
Victorian Zombie Cuff Links
Cigarette Case

JoannaBizu – Classy

Fabric Covered Cuff Links

Mental Embellisher -Vintage & Steampunk

Type Writer Cufflinks
Type Writer Cufflinks “Play & Act”

EstateChicago- Classy

Swank Vintage Cufflinks

Emmetswyfe- Vintage

Vintage Handkerchiefs

Hairstyles: Ancient to Present

Just released today, a new book claiming to be the most comprehensive survey of hairstyles ever published. I trust this will be an amazing sourcebook, with tonnes of inspirational images, since it’s coming from Charlotte Fiell, the editor behind those fantastic Taschen design icon books – you know the ones?  She also has two fashion sourcebooks being released soon: one on the 1920s being released in a few days, and one on the 1930s due out in March 2012. I’ll post about those shortly.

Here’s the blurb for Hairstyles Ancient to Present:

No part of the human body is as culturally determined, and as diverse in its possible expressions, as hair. The afro, beehive, bob, bouffant, bowl cut, dreadlocks, mullet, mohawk, perm, pompadour – from year to year, and from era to era, old and new hairstyles come and go, telling a new tale about their wearers each time around. Hairstyles: Ancient to Present is not only the most comprehensive survery of hairstyles ever published, it is also a visual celebration of this endlessly inventive cultural phenomenon that looks at the entire cultural sprectrum of hairstyle, from ancient Greek tresses and eighteenth century powdered wigs to Art Deco bobs and Punk spikes, to the latest directions in the world of hairdressing today. Throughly researched, with 800 illustrations, this book showcases an amazing array of wonderfully imaginative styles, while also demonstrating the remarkable skill of their creators. It includes over 1,000 hairstyles, from resplendent Victorian chignons to 1950’s ponytails to the creations of today’s top stylists. With page after page of visual inspiration, Hairstyles contextualises through its accompanying texts the historical and and cultural relevance of hairdressing in society, as well as analyzing its role as a signifier of social status.