You’re never fully dressed for a swing dance without a smile and a fantastic outfit. Putting together such an ensemble may require some effort, much like putting together a jigsaw puzzle – I hope this blog can provide you with some of the missing pieces. My goal is to provide swing dancers with resources for swing dance clothing and accessories, new and old, and other items that swing dancers may find useful. I am already shopping for items to wear to swing dances and outfits for gigs with the Mint Julep Jazz Band, and am always happy to share my finds. If you are reading this blog, you can thank the dancers at (the now defunct) Hot Club of Durham in Durham, North Carolina for conceptualizing and encouraging me to write this blog.
It should be noted that both shopping and Lindy Hop are addictive.
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I love to swing dance. I love the music, the people, and the opportunity to create and express myself on the dance floor. I believe if you’re going to be dancing, you might as well look good doing it.
You are already one step ahead: you’re reading this, so you care about dressing properly for the occasion. Fortunately for men, smart dressing a skill you can learn. You don’t even have to be a dandy. I’m here to help you learn the rules and guidelines that will help you dress better and help you to look like a million bucks without spending a fortune.