Just a few years ago, this kind of thing wouldn't have gotten any attention at all - hell, it wouldn't have been even organized. But, DC is a changing place, baby. Welcome to the first Tweed Ride in DC. What is a Tweed Ride you ask? According to the ReadysetDC (check this blog out def!), Tweed Rides have been organized around the world and in cities across the nation since the early 1900’s. The participants wear tweeds and fancy attire.
“As this is the first tweed ride known to occur in D.C. since the infestation of the automobile, we cannot be certain of how many riders will attend. Mere mention of it over a month ago have sent dozens of dapper dandies and quaintrelles quietly in search of suitable tweed and steel. This ride will serve to announce our arrival in a city in dire need of dandified representation. The word will be sure to travel in the right circles. The spring ride should bring dandies in great numbers from both near and far.”
Although I can't be a dandy, this girl, in her tweed 3-piece suit, will certainly be there.
For an idea of how much fun and fashion will happen, check out this flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=tweed%20ride&w=all