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Being cool like a dandy

Philosophically speaking, the dandy probably comes closest to the stoic. He is cool, reserved, unmovable, and spots a dry wit. Brummell has become famous for his cool, sober remarks. Barbey d’Aurevilly defined the theory that the dandy intends to surprise but remains cold-blooded himself. Ryan Holiday gives some advice on how to achieve that state of apatheia that truly mark a dandy.