Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tweed Run

I think I was British in a former life. I love everything about the Brits. Dickens & the Bard, their tea, their humor, and their love of all things tweed!

In January, the first Tweed Run was a great success. What fun it must have been! Read the invite:

"Ladies. Gentlemen. Announcing the first LFGSS Winter Dress Club Run: a social ride with a bit of style. We will be gathering for 2pm in Hanover Square. Please be prompt; at 2, we'll head down to H Huntsman & Sons, 11 Saville Row to begin the ride.

The route will be a fairly leisurely ride through London. No need to pack Kendal Mint Cakes, the ride will include a stop at a tea shop at Tour de Ville for mid-ride fortitude, and will finish at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club for refreshments and cheer.

Proper attire will of course be expected, so dapper gents and elegant ladies, polish off your lugged steel beasts and prepare your best outfits. Suggested attire: woolen plus fours, harris tweed jackets, flat caps, fair isle jumpers, alpaca coats, merino wool team jerseys, cycling skirts and perhaps a jaunty cape for the ladies, cravats or ties for gentlemen, and of course a hip flask of brandy."

Couldn't you just picture yourself there in one of these outfits?

Brown Wool Tweed Skirt Suit, c. 1970s

Vintage Gary Worth Tie Belted Tweed Jacket, c. 1970s

Harris Tweed Sport Jacket, c. 1970s

1 comment:

boylerpf said...

I wish I were there! That last hunting jacket is awesome!