Nothing is more important to Dandyism.net than being earnest. Why just last week Old Willard was standing outside Bergdorf’s quietly mocking the attire of arriving “I Am Dandy” party guests, when Chenners, dandyish aura radiating, as always, from his socks, came strolling down the sidewalk.
“Shall we?” he said.
“Wasn’t invited,” Willard replied.
“I’d forgotten. I’m sure you won’t be missing much. Well, good evening.”
Chenners went through the revolving doors but revolved right back out. “Say Nick,” he said, “I need to ask you something.”
“I’m sure the drinks are free,” Willard responded, “and the three-percents haven’t been good to me lately.”
“No, listen: I’m conducting a poll. Tell me the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the word ‘dandy.’”
Without hesitation, Willard blurted out, “Earnest.”
It was a characteristic response from the man who is the very lifeblood of Dandyism.net. After all, our motto, which is located right below our logo (though difficult to see as it’s white on white) is “Earnesty Is The Best Policy.”
And earnestness goes both ways. We cannot help but notice the sincerity in reader comments regarding our pronouncements, for example, on who is and who is not a dandy, or our selection of “Dandy Of The Year.” It’s so refreshing to log onto the Internet and not have to deal with irony.
We wanted to take this opportunity to let you know we pledge to maintain the special relationship we’ve cultivated with our readers. Avanti.