Monday, October 28, 2013

More Press for "I am Dandy"

Last Sunday, October 20th, we had our second New York book event at Against Nature, the shop which I manage. As always, Rose has an excellent summary with beautiful photos over at The Dandy Portraits.

The big event of the night was when legendary New York Times street style photographer Bill Cunningham showed up and took some photos of the party. Rose and I were thrilled yesterday to find ourselves on the Evening Hours page of the Sunday Times.

An excerpt from the book - the profile of Dr. Andre Churchwell, pictured above, third from left - is featured in this month's issue of The Chap, along with a profile of yours truly! You can't read it online so you'd better go order a copy.

Esquire's blog did a very nice write-up of the book.

And GQ's blog featured a few of my favorite looks from the book.

Our friend at the Fine Young Gentleman wrote about the Bergdorf Party.

And Buffalo Dandy wrote a nice review of the book.

I'm sure there will be more press coming, especially because Rose and I both have a few events coming up:

On Tuesday, November 5th I'll be reading from the book at the Freerange Nonfiction Reading Series at Culturefix on the Lower East Side.

The following night, Wednesday, November 6th, I'll be judging Literary Death Match at Cake Shop.

And the following night, Thursday, November 7th, Rose and I will be signing books and celebrating with our friends (and newlyweds!) Matt and Enrique at The Fine and Dandy Shop. RSVP now!

And on November 18th, an exhibition of Rose's photographs will open at the National Arts Club, with a party to celebrate.

We hope to see you all in the coming weeks. Stay dandy!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

"I am Dandy" Continues to Draw Admiring Attention

Photo by Jane Kratochvil

Last Thursday night Rose and I celebrated the release of "I am Dandy: The Return of the Elegant Gentleman," at a very elegant and beautiful party at Bergdorf Goodman's men's store, co-sponsored by the New Yorker and Brioni. The party was incredible and overwhelming; over 500 people RSVP'd, many of the dandies from the book among them. Needless to say, it was a picture-perfect crowd, and I'm sure Rose will post more photographs from the night over at The Dandy Portraits.

Coverage of the book and its related events has been phenomenal. 

The Bergdorf Goodman blog has a summary with some lovely photographs.

Women's Wear Daily also covered the event.

The always-erudite Lord Whimsy wrote about the evening on his blog.

Rose and I took over the Bergdorf Goodman blog last week, posting this article on "Dressing Dandy," among other things.  

Cator Sparks, one of the men in the book, interviewed us for the Huffington Post.

Gilt MANual interviewed Rose about the book for their blog.

A Suitable Wardrobe reviewed the book here.

Overseas coverage has been great, too:

In the UK the book was featured in The Times on Sunday Magazine as well as The Daily Mail and The Independent.

Belgian magazine Het Nieuwsblad has an article on the book (in Dutch.)

But perhaps most impressive of all is the video feature did on the book:

They are Dandies: The Return of the Elegant Gentlemen from Gestalten on Vimeo.