Foppery is the egotism of clothes. [ Victor Hugo ]
A fop sometimes gives important advice. [ Boileau ]
A six-foot suckling, mincing in its gait.
Affected, peevish, prim and delicate;
Fearful it seemed, tho' of athletic make,
Lest brutal breezes should so roughly shake
Its tender form, and savage motion spread
O'er its pale cheeks, the horrid manly red. [ Churchill ]
So gentle, yet so brisk, so wondrous sweet.
So fit to prattle at a lady's feet. [ Churchill ]
In form so delicate, so soft his skin.
So fair in feature, and so smooth his chin.
Quite to unman him nothing wants but this;
Put him in coats, and he's a very miss. [ Horace ]
Nature made every fop to plague his brother,
Just as one beauty mortifies another. [ Pope ]
A coxcomb is ugly all over with the affectation of the fine gentleman. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Ambiguous things that ape goats in their visage, women in their shape. [ Byron ]
A fop of fashion is the mercer's friend, the tailor's fool, and his own foe. [ Proverb ]
A fop takes great pains to hang out a sign, by his dress, of what he has within. [ Richardson ]
Nature has sometimes made a fool; but a coxcomb is always of a man's own making. [ Addison ]
Their methods various, but alike their aim; the sloven and the fopling are the same. [ Young ]
Foppery, being the chronic condition of women, is not so much noticed as it is when it breaks out on the person of the male bird. [ Balzac ]
Foppery is never cured; it is the bad stamina of the mind, which, like those of the body, are never rectified; once a coxcomb, always a coxcomb. [ Johnson ]
The all importance of clothes has sprung up in the intellect of the dandy without effort, like an instinct of genius; he is inspired with clothes, a poet of clothes. [ Carlyle ]
A fop who admires his person in a glass soon enters into a resolution of making his fortune by it, not questioning that every woman who falls in his way will do him as much justice as himself. [ Thomas Hughes ]
A dandy is a clothes-wearing man - a man whose trade, office, and existence consist in the wearing of clothes. Every faculty of his soul, spirit, person and purse is heroically consecrated to this one object - the wearing of clothes wisely and well; so that, as others dress to live, he lives to dress. [ Carlyle ]
A beau is one who arranges his curled locks gracefully, who ever smells of balm, and cinnamon; who hums the songs of the Nile, and Cadiz; who throws his sleek arms into various attitudes; who idles away the whole day among the chairs of the ladies and is ever whispering into some one's ear; who reads little billets-doux from this quarter and that, and writes them in return; who avoids ruffling his dress by contact with his neighbors sleeve, who knows with whom everybody is in love; who flutters from feast to feast, who can recount exactly the pedigree of Hirpinus. What do you tell me? is this a beau, Cotilus? Then a beau, Cotilus, is a very trifling thing. [ Martial ]