Need tweed? Vintage recommendations for the guys.

On the hunt for vintage tweed menswear?  Having trouble locating the perfect tweed jacket for the upcoming ride? Simply want to add new options to your closet? There are plenty of local specialists to help you.

Offerings below are from Brown & Williams

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Brown and Williams Clothiers are the new guys on the block.  If you’ve visited D.C. Flea in the past month, you had to notice the two best dressed clothiers in the market.  Howard Brown has been a regular at D&Q events and has a great eye for menswear. If you are craving a pair of plus fours for the ride this year, be sure to get in touch with them.

Rock it Again Vintage has been setting up impressive racks of tweed coats at Eastern Market for years. They’ve got plenty of sizes and patterns to choose from. See something you like online?  Call them about it and plan a visit to Capitol Hill this weekend. Menswear enthusiast, Clint can eyeball your coat size in an instant and have you slide into something you’ll want to sport all of the time.

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Dr. K’s Vintage on U Street is a must visit for vintage Harris Tweed pieces as well as odds and ends that will have you pulling out your credit card faster can you say “Man this store is awesome!”  Somkiat (above in the shawl-collared sweater) has no time to run a website because when he’s not offering you a beer in his shop and sharing his finds, he’s on the road hunting for unique pieces in the smallest country towns.

Junction Vintage is another shop on U street that brings out the tweeds this time of year. Shannan and Meg helped style the Tweed Ride fashion show at our second tweed ride (see photos below). Smile sheepishly and whisper something about the tweed ride at their register and they may offer a discount.

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There’s a storm brewing…

…and it’s the sound of Dandy Wellington and his Band.  Catch him on November 4th at the DC Tweed Ride Bash at Brixton.

“Inspired by the Big Band Era of Jazz, Dandy Wellington and his Band have taken the sounds of the 1930′s and 40′s and created a world of well dressed music. With a passion for obscure songs steeped in the Jazz tradition, Dandy Wellington has assembled a catalog of music that invokes an atmosphere of class. From the golden age of cinema, to the bounce of New Orleans, each song is hand selected and played to perfection by a band cut from the cloth of elegance.”

We’re excited to have Brixton host this years Tweed Ride celebration.  It’s the hottest new spot on U Street should provide the perfect setting for us. Tickets are moving fast.  Don’t get caught outside when the storm hits! Less than 60 tickets remain.

 

 

 

Dandy Alert: Seersucker Social Long Ride Photos available at wornmagazine.com

Official Seersucker Social 2012 long ride photographs are now available for purchase!  Visit the Worn Magazine blog to find out if your image was captured while riding by photographer Nicole Aguirre.  Nicole managed to get 156 beautiful images while being shuttled along the route via vespa.

Non-watermarked hi-res images are only $10 and a percentage of proceeds will go toward the financing of future D&Q events. We will be showcasing 4 images per day this week on the D&Q blog.  If you spot someone you know, tell them where they can find their photo.  If you see yourself, pat yourself on the back for looking amazing.

To see and purchase long ride photos click here to visit the  Worn Magazine blog.

 

VeloCity joins us again for the 2012 Seersucker Social

Velocity Co-op has helped us in the past with on site bicycle adjustments at the start of our rides and has provided roadside mechanical assistance to tweed and seersucker riders in our events.  They’re back again to join us at the 2012 Seersucker Ride!

VéloCity is a non-profit, volunteer-run, and community-based bicycle co-op based in Alexandria. VéloCity educates, encourages, and empowers an inclusive cycling community through youth programs, community outreach programs, training classes, open shop for DIY maintenance and repairs, bicycle refurbishing and recycling, and events. Support and volunteer with VéloCity at 2111 Mt Vernon Avenue in Del Ray, or at velocitycoop.org.

 

Still searching for the ideal bike? The Daily Rider is ready to assist.

The Daily Rider has joined the 2012 Seersucker Social as an appreciated sponsor.  The new bike shop opened its doors this year on 1108 H Street Northeast and specializes in the kinds of bikes that are perfectly suited to stylish rides in the city.

They’ll be open until 8pm on Wednesday and late on Thursday and Friday as usual until 10pm.

Aside from bikes, they have the kinds of seats, helmets, bags and baskets that will complete your look for the Seersucker Social.

For more pics and the original source of these images, visit frozentropics.  Photos by Elise Bernard