Habitat: Modish Metropolises, Swanky Vacation Destinations
Plumage: Carefully Considered Accessories, Pressed Pocket Square
Attributes: Impeccable Taste & Aesthetic Perfection. Has filed a restraining order against The Sartorialist.
Description: As architectural dandy Mies van der Rohe famously stated, "God is in the details," and no one takes this more seriously than our Designer Dandy. Whether at the studio or out on the town, the Dandy posesses impeccable taste and a high-minded aesthetic. Considered accessories and timeless design go a long way with this hard-to-please customer.
For our eighth annual Ultimate Gift Guide, Core77's crack editors have identified a taxonomy of seven known 'Designer Phenotypes' who might be on your shopping list. From Designer Dandy to Studio Snob, Homebound Hobbit to Workshop Workhorse, we have something for the discerning gift giver and recipient alike.
In addition to our beloved online Gift Guide, we're also pleased to announce that we've partnered with Blu Dot in New York City and our sister store Hand-Eye Supply in Portland, OR, to open bicoastal Holiday Pop-Up Shops for your shopping convenience. Stop by before December 24th to check out the product in person and pick up a poster featuring all seven designer phenotypes, illustrated by Core-toonist Tony Ruth, a.k.a. lunchbreath (while supplies last).