Generally, a dandy is a man who places great importance on physical appearance. Over centuries, there have been different thought on what dandysm is. Describing a dandy as a man who is self absorbed is understandable.
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However, a true dandy should be respected, especially for the art and attributes of defining and creating his own style. I personally feel there is an element of dandyism in every modern gentleman, or could it be that we are all self absorbed?