A Social Club

Dandies & Quaintrelles (est. 2009), a Washington, DC based social group, organizes and hosts vintage-inspired, stylish events in partnership with and in support of noble causes. D&Q is founded on the ideals of refined style and purposeful living. For more information, contact us.

2011DC Tweed Ride Video from Social Studies DC


Start of 2014 DC Tweed Ride. Photo by Tom Risen

2014 DC Tweed Ride Photo Pool

  More than 450 of us braved the gloomy early morning weather and met at Malcolm X Park on Sunday to kick off the 6th Annual Tweed Ride. By noon, the sun was out and the winds had gone from gale force to slightly less than gale force. Shortly after 1 pm, we hit the [...]


It’s open! Register to the 6th Annual DC Tweed Ride Now

Register here, plan your look, and meet us for our legendary day of bikes, style, and fall celebration! We’ll start at a secret meeting place (you’ll get an email with an exact location the Friday before the ride), cruise through the city, and party in classic dandy style. The party will feature the legendary Dandy [...]


2 Vintage Fridays: Ready for DC Tweed? Del Ray has what you need

For the next two Fridays, two great shops in the Del Ray area of Alexandria will be open until 9 pm for DC Tweed Ride shoppers. Velocity Bicycle Cooperative and Amalgamated Classic Clothing and Dry Goods are stocked with a supply of vintage bikes and clothing to help you ride in style this year. Vintage bikes [...]

photo from 2013 DC Tweed Ride Flickr Pool -https://www.flickr.com/photos/flyfixie/10579459076/in/pool-2375098@N20/

The 2014 DC Tweed Ride takes off on November 2nd!

The 6th Annual DC Tweed Ride takes place on the first Sunday in November. Is your ride nearly ready? Do you know what you’ll be wearing? The 30 day countdown is about to begin!  


Vintage themed cabaret is a dark delight

The DC Tweed Ride has passed and the extended re-mix that was 2013 Holloween week had finally ended.  Avoid post  festivities depression and treat yourself to Happenstance Theater’s  fourth edition of Cabaret Macabre.  I’ve been lucky enough to catch two seasons and I really enjoyed both! Michael R. Kelly of DCTheatrescene.com had this to say [...]

2013 Tweed Ride picture for Flickr

D&Q 2013 DC Tweed Ride Flickr Pool

    The 5th Annual DC Tweed ride featured some of the most amazing looks ever! Please upload and share your best images where they can be enjoyed by all and featured on the  D&Q site.  Upload your best tweed ride photos here! location: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2375098@N20/ *The photo above was taken by John A. Petty II [...]

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Registered after 2pm today? Hear this!

Attention Dandies & Quaintrelles! The 5th Annual Tweed Ride is but a few days away. We couldn’t expect a better forecast for Sunday, when over 600 dandies & quaintrelles are planning to ride in style through the streets of Washington, DC. If you’re registered, you’ll receive our start location and route info by noon tomorrow! [...]

Dandy Wellington and His Band

The Dandy who brings the BANG to the Bash…

  Dandy Wellington sets the standard for how jazz-age music is performed. The look, the energy, and the music chops are top notch.  His performances are a treat to the eyes, ears, and soul!  He rolls into DC twice a year and sets the party on fire. Before midnight, he boards a bus and in [...]


Tweed Ride Registration now open

                              As things return to normal in our beloved city, it’s time to look forward to our big fall ride! Register for the free 5th Annual DC Tweed Ride and purchase tickets to our Bash at Brixton before they sell out. [...]


Register now for The 5th Annual DC Tweed Ride!

Register here, plan your look and meet us for our legendary day of bikes, style, smiles and celebration! Join us for DC’s most recognized fall event. We’ll start at surprise meeting place, cruise through the city and party in the most dandified way imaginable!  Our Bash will feature the legendary Dandy Wellington and his Band, [...]