After dropping my Uncle off at JFK, visiting Rockefeller Center to see the Christmas tree and checking out my brother’s new NYC apartment digs, we ventured through Midtown to seek out the Dandy mecca known as The Fine & Dandy. Braving the oncoming Winter storm, we walked in and were greeted by the shops owner, Matt who showed us around the store and shared some Dandy anecdotes with the wife and I.
Starting as an online shop, Fine and Dandy has only recently opened a showroom store with amazing success. The store is warm and inviting, with scents of amber candles in the air, and vintage French records playing in the background. Part still-life, part haberdashery the store offers every Dandy accessory you could ever need from neckwear, tie clips, hats, suspenders, spats, books, scarfs… it goes on and on.
Sadly we couldn’t stay and hang out in the store as long as I would have liked, but the weather was taking a turn for the worst so we had to be on our way. One six hour drive back to Albany later (curse you mother nature) we stumbled into my sisters house at 2 in the morning and went straight to bed, with visions of velvet bow ties dancing in our heads.