Archive for March, 2014


I’m sure you’ve noticed things have gotten bit more casual lately here at Buffalo Dandy. Party because this weather just seems to have everyone down, but also because I’ve been battling the flu for the past several weeks (hence my lack of posts). Still, when going casual you can easily dress up your look with the great sport coat like this thrifted Harris Tweed one from last year, or dare I say, try going with a classic sporty look by adding a vintage baseball cap. These New Era Heritage Series Caps have become a great alternative to your standard baseball cap, especially if you’re going for a more old school look. Pair it with some chinos and a cardigan to prep the look just enough to elevate you out of Normcore status and you’re good to go. At least with this cap I can say the D stands for Dandy, right?

Cap-New Era Cap | Jacket-Stanley Blacker (Thrifted) | Cardigan-J.Crew Factory | Popover-J.Crew | Chinos-Abercrombie | Belt-ASOS | Gloves-Orvis | Shoes-New England Outerwear Co.


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Pay homage to the  holy grail of #menswear literature with Hillflint’s Class of 1968 Sweater. Inspired by the iconic photography of Teruyoshi Hayashida in ‘Take Ivy’, this Australian merino wool varsity sweater is a one-of-a-kind authorized reproduction of the class sweater worn by Dartmouth ’68 Ed Heald in the book. Weighing in at nearly 1.5 lbs, the sweater has that classic bulk to it and will certainly receive a few nods of approval by upperclassmen and fellow preppy enthusiasts. As an added bonus, the sweater also includes of copy of Take Ivy just in case you didn’t already own it.



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[photos by Katie Ambrose]

One of my favorite weekend activities is heading out to Antique World in Clarence and sifting through the treasure trove of vintage goodness. Last Fall and the family and I took a trip out there to do a photoshoot with Visit Buffalo Niagara and I finally got my hands on some of the photos from that day. Easily two of my favorite shots are the ones below when we found this incredible Buffalo Sabres hockey game and showing Dandy Jr. how awesome the toys were back in my day.

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Every Dandy’s favorite time of year is the annual Buffalo Tweed Ride! Each year the BLRC Tweed Ride is met with the same vivacious revelry from those brave souls willing to endure the elements and show off their tweediest outfits. The weather is looking to be slightly warmer than last year (which is great) I only hope the flu that’s been plaguing me the last few weeks finally clears up by then so I can participate. At the very least the BD family will be there taking photos before the ride commences. This is definitely one of those events in Buffalo that shouldn’t be missed. Hope to see everyone there!

[via Facebook]
Time once again to push forward our clocks and make way for Spring. In celebration of the coming season we invite all to gather for our notable fifth annual BLRC Tweed Ride. As is our custom we shall commence from our fair waterfront park at the Naval Park at noon on the first Sunday of Spring. An easy pace will take us along bike paths to Hoyt Lake in Delaware Park. Once there we will continue our frivolous tradition of selecting whom among us is best outfitted for the ride. We shall award the wittiest, prettiest and one we love most with a fair portion of Limburger Cheese for their efforts. Afterwards we invite all to the Essex St. Pub so we may properly toast the season, each other and the fine activity of cycling in our beloved town. We hope to see many familiar and new friends excited for Spring after this chilly Buffalo winter.

As always we recommend that each participant follow all cycling rules and safety suggestions. We each shall be responsible for our own equipment and well being. Please extend this invitation to all your friends. Cannot see you soon enough!

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Goddammit Apple is falling behind… With the slew of new innovations that Android has brought to the market, whatever “new” products Apple comes up with I feel will have a difficult time against Googles latest release of wearable smart devices: Android Wear. Far better looking and not nearly as pretentious as the Google Glass, this new collection of smartwatches boasts simple, intuitive graphics and user friendly functionality. No word yet on cost, but for those with an affinity towards timepieces, this could be a fine addition to the collection. Check out some of the watches functions as well as the developer preview below.

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Drakes Polo Shirt


Whether it’s for St. Patrick’s Day or to just get in the mood for Spring, this Drakes Polo Shirt just shot to the top of my want list. Made of the highest quality Italian cotton pique, the soft roll of the collar and additional sleeve buttons allows this shirt to pair surprising well with a sport coat. Several colors are available, but I think green might be my go-to.


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The Dandy Portraits just released a great video today showcasing one of New York City’s most illustrious gentleman: Dandy Wellington. The film offers a brief glimpse into the personal style and philosophies of Mr. Wellington who so perfectly embodies what being a Dandy is all about.

His wardrobe is larger than life, and his boutonniere often precedes him entering a room.  But for Wellington, dressing is the truest of joys – for him “life is a reason to get dressed up”.  It’s an act of self-creation informed by being a native New Yorker – a place where people aren’t afraid to “be bright, be bold”.  All the world is a stage and he certainly doesn’t “wanna get caught in sweatpants”.  How true!

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For all you thrifting pro’s out there looking to flex their style muscles, The Salvation Army is hosting a Re-Fashionista Challenge at the Lafayette Hotel on Tuesday, March 4th. The competition challenges students of fashion and amateur fashionistas to create, re-style, transform and recycle an outfit purchased from the Salvation Army. At the end of the night, a runway show will take place showcasing each outfit and a panel of local fashion educators and experts will vote on their favorite pieces.

The event begins at 5:00pm and the live show at 6.00pm. To purchase tickets to event, click here.

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