This year, the signs of spring include well-lacquered hair and pink Brooks Brothers suits, pointing to the undeniable fact that we are approaching the Summer of the Dandy.
Baz Luhrmann’s hyperactive retelling of “The Great Gatsby” stands as a fantasy field guide for the suave mannerisms and effortless flair of the dandy, as is the dandy-specific exhibition at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the show on glam rock’s biggest dandy, David Bowie, now at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
The dandyquake is not restricted to those well-heeled gents who spend their days folding and refolding their pocket squares. In fact, Boston has witnessed the transformation of one such gentleman, whose evolution now seems complete. Say hello to our newest dandy: Tom Brady. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.