Dozens of stylish riders in Fabulous Fall Tweed took part in the Apple Tweed Ride on Sunday in Brooklyn. What is a Tweed Ride?
And why is it just another thing I miss about Fall in New York.
Three dandies ready for the ride. Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
A Tweed Ride is a group bicycle ride through a defined route, in which the cyclists are expected to dress in traditional British cycling or vintage attire, particularly tweed. Any bicycle is acceptable on the Tweed Ride, but classic vintage bicycles are encouraged. There are Tweed rides in SF, Portland, Sydney, England...
Biking, strolling, male, female a bit of Tweed is simply dandy....
A classic tweed jacket with lean modern tailoring is the perfect blazer for Fall.
A.P.C. Wool Tweed Blazer. $400
Vintage 1960's Dunn & Co Harris Tweed Trilby Hat. L29
A grey Donegal tweed tie is a smart way to bring texture and British cool to your man's outfit. Tell him to wear it with dark jeans and lace up oxfords.
I am a HUGE lover of Leopard worn as a piece. Scarf, boot, skirt, To me it is a classic not a trend and true LEOPARD LOVERS agree. But making it fresh is the key. This season pair it with CAMEL, OLIVE GREEN FATIGUES, GREY, NAVY and BLACK. Less new is wearing leopard with ALL BLACK. Too safe and too predictable.
The Look for Less
The Look for more but this is the wallet of my dreams....
Leopard Dessert Boots....
Originating from Brittany France in 1820, the Breton sailor shirt exudes French chic. Constructed from a fine knit cotton, with three quarter sleeve, it protected sailors from the elements. It was thought that the bold navy and white stripes made it easier to locate a sailor overboard.
Jean Seberg, James Dean, Andy Warhol, Coco Chanel, are just a few of the endless icons both male and female who have donned the unisex nautical striped shirt..
Jean Seberg in the iconic sailor shirt
There are many options to choose from. L.L. Bean's take on the sailor shirt is comfortable and affordable. The shirt is also available in an assortment of colorful stripes. For a French classic look, go with Petit Bateau It’s sailor chic details include low shoulder seams and ribbed cotton fabric. If you want an even more authentic French version than go the the St. James. They have been creating Breton shirts since the 1850′s. The slouchy striped shirt hangs on the body appropriately and let’s you move effortlessly with its three quarter sleeve.
L.L.Bean 100% cotton.
The truly authentic French sailor tee with a serious cult following. Made in Normandy since 1889. Saint James Naval.
Saint James Naval
Petite Bateau a classic at $84.
Madewell also carries in it's favorite brands category Saint James Meridien ii tee for $83.50
Emmanuelle Alt, the recently ordained editor in chief of French Vogue, has style for days. Her look is a mix of affordable French labels such as A.P.C. and Isabel Marant and the ultra luxe pieces from Balmain and leathers from Gucci and Balenciaga. What rocks her outfit below is the high of the Balmain jacket and the low of the slouchy jeans and boots. The jacket is the investment piece. I tracked it down for you at 50% off which is truly a steal at $453.
The Ubercool Emmanuelle Alt sporting her Balmain Jacket.
Stop everything and order this Balmain Jacket asap. It is your key style piece. Really from last Fall but like all investment pieces it is timeless.
J. Crew Double Breasted Jacket