Reading this has been enlightening, thank you.
I myself am not black, yet when I exercise some level of dandyism, it’s not uncommon for a black woman to compliment me as we pass by in the street. The first time it happened, it surprised me quite a bit!
There truly is great power in apparel, and I applaud your examination of what it means to those who are black. I look forward to viewing the Dandy Lion exhibition if it returns to the States.