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I would be happy to sir!

You will need 4 mint sprigs, 2 1/2 oz of Bourbon (anything from Jim Beam, Makers Mark or Woodford Reserve will do), 1 tsp of sugar, 2 tbsp of club soda.

Muddle the mint, sugar and club soda in the bottom of a glass. Add the ice and bourbon, then garnish with a mint sprig. Enjoy!

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I’m curious, as a young woman, can I be dandy? Is it incorrect for me to try to fit into the terms that you’ve explicitly given to males? Because my idea of how I want to re-invent my wardrobe isn’t very feminine… actually, most of what I have in mind is exactly what you blog about.

-AJ

Thank you so much for writing, AJ. While the role of a Dandy is most often times reserved for males, there is  such thing as a female Dandy whom is often referred to unofficially as a “Quaintrelle”– a woman who emphasizes a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures. So an answer to you’re question is a resounding YES, there is such a thing as a female Dandy.

For some further Quaintrelle style inspirations, you may want to check out photos from the latest Seersucker Social hosted by Dandies & Quaintrelles in Washington DC, or check out some other fine examples below this post.

Most importantly, however, one must always remember the sartorial adage I often quote on the site which is: “wear what you dig.” Just because a certain style may have a masculine association with it, by no means does it imply that a woman cannot adopt the style herself. Thanks again for writing, keep reading and as always, stay Dandy.

-BD

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