Dandy Wellington, spats and all

Dandy Wellington at home in Harlem, Feb 2010
I appreciate that Wellington enjoys using the word "dandy".  He cultivates a persona - not a costume, but a character.   Walking thru his neighborhood he got a lot of attention (more than the white folks with the camera following him!), and this older fella walked passed and said, "I'm glad they're still doing it".  I understood, but it's hard to put in words.  Back in the day pretty much everyone was expected to dress more formally, but now it is a choice - and can be a bold decision.

Dandy Wellington near his home, Harlem, Feb 2010

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