Announcement of Winning Numbers for the Raffle Tickets!

Winning ticket numbers for the Linus Bicycle and Nau items were drawn at the BicycleSPACE before a small enthusiastic and hopeful group of people.  The winning tickets are: Ticket No 1: 778543 Ticket No 2: 778391 Ticket No 3: 778584 Ticket No 4: 778576 Ticket No 5: 778390 The top winning raffle ticket holder reporting to us wins the Linus Bicycle.  Winning ticket holders have until November 26 to contact us.  Wining prizes will be awarded in succession... Read More

Raffle Drawing, Free Beer & Jam Sessions @ the BicycleSPACE

The guys at the BiycleSPACE host a Music Jam Session every Thursday from 7pm until 10pm at their retail space on at 459 Eye Street N.W. We have about a keg’s worth of beer remaining from Sunday evening. We thought it would be a good idea to draw the winning tickets for the Linus Bikes and Nau items at the shop. We invite you to  help us finish the keg and to experience the BicycleSPACE Thursday music jam session. Drop by after 7. You don’t... Read More

Peek at the images from READYSETDC.

Images below from Tracy Clayton for ReadySetDC. Visit ReadySetDC to take in more.  Read More

2010 Tweed Ride Itinerary

The ride this year will depart from  Lincoln Park located in Capitol Hill. Dandies & Quaintrelles is joined by the Capitol Hill Bid, the Fridge, BicycleSPACE, and the Bicycle House for pre-ride activities and entertainment. Upon arriving in Capitol Hill, your first stop should be at the Fridge where we’ll be accepting registration forms. You’ll have an opportunity to view art work on display by Graham Boyles titled “Thrive... Read More

2010 Tweed Ride Giveaways from Nau

We are proud to announce our sponsorship from Portland-based clothing makers Nau for the 2010 Tweed Ride! Nau differentiates itself from other purveyors of performance gear by adhering to principles of sustainability and good design. In a world of gore-tex and techy fabrics, it’s easy to find yourself wondering if there’s a way you can be dapper while worrying about the moisture-wicking properties of your baselayer. Thankfully, Nau nails... Read More

Putting it all together: various takes on the tweed aesthetic

Whatever your aesthetic persuasion, be it authentically Victorian,  avant-garde, or steampunk sartorialist, there is a Tweed Ride look for you. Not sure which one suits your personal style? Check out these images from across the tweed-inspired fashion spectrum to get your creative juices flowing!  Read More

Men: How to Pick Your Tweed Ride Clothes

For the guys out there gearing up for this Sunday’s ride, the majority of you fall into two camps: 1) The traditionalist. You revel in the finer things: barrel-aged whiskey, leather/suede (no synthetics!) elbow patches, honey brown Brooks saddles, knickerbockers, and books with pages that smell like musty libraries. You see this as your excuse to show off what you already have, and you figure: “Well, I dress like this anyway.” 2)... Read More

ZestFestDC: Bikes, Badminton and the Beatles

Dandies & Quaintrelles joins ReadySetDC to activate a space in the NOMA area. RSDC is bringing the badminton, D&Q  is bringing the bikes and everyone will have a chance to bring their best during a big screen Beatles Rock Band Competition. It’s this Friday Oct. 22nd. Come show off your retro bikes and plan to tease with just a bit of tweed. It’s an opportunity to inspire the uninitiated to join us this November for our second... Read More

Harris Tweed x Nike Vach Pack

The folks at SneakerFiles today posted a look at some purple tweed kicks courtesy of an upcoming collaboration between Harris Tweed and Nike. The shoes will debut under what’s being called the “Vach Pack” and will be available at retailers with a Nike Quickstrike account.  Read More

Tweed: A Pattern Primer

As far as quality names go, the best tweed can be traced to two of its most famous makers: Harris Tweed of Scotland and Donegal Tweed of Ireland. The closely-woven woolen fabric, known for its durability and resistance to moisture, was a mainstay for many outdoor activities such as shooting and hunting. In fact, stores like Orvis still carry tweed hunting gear originally designed for estate shooting — and offer customized services for both... Read More

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