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THE ART OF
DETAIL

THE WHOLE IS GREATER THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS

A historical force throughout the late 18th and early 19th century, the ‘dandy’ personifies the art of detail. Embodying the notion of refinement and charisma, a dandy is easily recognized for his keen sartorial sense and aristocratic airs. As the poet Charles Baudelaire once said, a true dandy must have “no profession other than elegance... no other status, but that of cultivating the idea of beauty in their own persons.”

Oscar Wilde, the quintessential dandy and prophet of aestheticism, rallied for the beauty, style and craftsmanship in all things, and it is this philosophy from where the name, Il Dandy, is inspired. Nothing is left to happenstance. Every surface is designed to serve a purpose and each embellishment imbues intentionality. The result is a playground for the senses — a culinary experience where charm, allure, and impeccable hospitality reign supreme. Il Dandy embraces the idea that good taste can be an expression of good character.

“I Have The Simplest Tastes.
I Am Always Satisfied
With The Best.”

Oscar Wilde

"Dandyism is the last
flicker of heroism
decadent ages."

Charles Baudelaire

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