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Tweed Ride

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The Dandies and Quaintrelles fall Tweed Ride was this weekend, and I’ve been pouring over their Flickr album to soak up all of the goodness. Basically, folks show up on their bikes wearing creative tweed ensembles and ride around DC. I’d love to take part in this some day, or the Seersucker Social in the summer, which I blogged about here.

While there is a strong vintage vibe going on at the event, tweed is still a big part of today’s fashion. I’ve rounded up a few items:

Clockwise from top left: Lands End Canvas Men’s Hat; Talbots Jacket; J Crew Skirt; LL Bean Signature Jacket.

Etsy finds, clockwise from top left: Men’s Blazer from Newton Street Vintage; 1950s Hat from Old Faithful Vintage; A-line Skirt from Wild Love Vintage; Cape and Shorts set from SL Vintage.

Tweed Ride Photo Credits: Katy Kincade, Loulein83, smridevan, Loulein83


Dandies and Quaintrelles

No Comments   Posted by gretchen |  Category:Fashion, Inspiration

One of my favourite things about my college experience was attending parties.  Frat parties, especially.  I just loved the free beer… okay, not really.  What I really loved were all of the THEMED parties.  There is just something about getting a few hundred people to dress up in themed costumes.  I didn’t realize themed parties could exist post-college until I came across the D.C. based social group Dandies and Quaintrelles.

Man, can those Dandies and Quaintrelles throw a costume party!  Their latest event was the Seersucker Social, where everyone dressed up in the cutest little summertime retro outfits they could get their hands on and rode around on tandem bicycles and played croquet.  Their website has a great video on the event.

It’s events like these that encourage me to keep fun, costume-y clothes around.  I’m also kicking myself for NOT buying seersucker from the Isaac Mizrahi for Target collection back in like 2007.

(All photos: maxedaperture via dcist.com)