Tweed: A Pattern Primer

As far as quality names go, the best tweed can be traced to two of its most famous makers: Harris Tweed of Scotland and Donegal Tweed of Ireland. The closely-woven woolen fabric, known for its durability and resistance to moisture, was a mainstay for many outdoor activities such as shooting and hunting. In fact, stores like Orvis still carry tweed hunting gear originally designed for estate shooting — and offer customized services for both... Read More

A Word from Sir E. Channing

Welcome to the new home of Dandies & Quaintrelles. You may have arrived here due to your involvement or interest in our retro styled bike rides. You may have been referred to our site from a friend with a curious taste for the style of a bygone era. Your stop here might have been purely accidental and unplanned? Whatever your reasons, we hope you enjoy your time spent with us. Dandies & Quaintrelles (D&Q) is a social club based out of... Read More

The Bicycle: The Liberator and the Key to Leisure

Dandies prefer the bicycle. It’s an elegant machine with obvious merits yet is under appreciated for its importance in the shaping of key elements in modern society. A quick study on the history of the bicycle will yield knowledge of its initial impact on American culture. There are many reasons to celebrate its beauty and significance and it’s only fitting that the bicycle was the central element of the first event hosted by Dandies & Quaintrelles. The... Read More