Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Elegance of Tweed (Run)

I just had to follow up on my recent post on Jeremy Brett’s Sherlock Holmes with a discussion of the impeccable stylings of the show. Aside from his very fine evening wear consisting of perfectly tailored vests, swallow tail suits, watch chains, and tie pins, there is his fantastic daily sleuthing attire which consists of fine tweed suits. Which brings me to the topic of today’s post: tweed.

In honor of Sherlock Holmes and the Fall, I present the annual Tweed Run. It’s a yearly bike around London for those who have a unique appreciation of tweed. In other words it’s really just an excuse to get properly trolleyed on Gin Tonics, put on some old fashioned tweed, and hop on your bicycle with like minded chaps and peddle around town for a bit. What a fantastic time! But wait, there’s more. Tweed aficionados on this side of the pond can now rejoice as the Tweed Run will be coming to New York and Chicago this Fall.

Be sure to check their website for more details.

Also, be sure to check out their flickr as it has more great photos of the wonderful stylings of these elegantly tweed embalmed blokes.

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