Bow ties and Crumpets – Thank you!

Bow ties and Crumpets - Thank you!

Photo Credit: Hyuk E. Kim

Published in: on July 4, 2013 at 6:57 pm  Leave a Comment  

A Warm Thank you!

 
Our dear, dear Friends,
 
Big Apple Tweed would like to offer a big thank you to all of the guests and sponsors of Bow ties and Crumpets. You all made the experience simply wonderful!
 
Most importantly, thank you for participating in the gr…and raffle drawing. Proceeds will benefit the children in Moore, Okhlahoma, through Feed the Children (www.feedthechildren.org)
 
To our fantastic sponsors:
 
• Flatbush Farm (www.flatbushfarm.com)
• Fine and Dandy Shop (www.fineanddandyshop.com)
• HUB (www.hubcycles.com)
• Goorin Bros (www.goorin.com)
• Ron-n-Ron (www.facebook.com/ronnron)
• Heritage 1960 (www.heritage1960.com)
• Munaluchi Bride (www.munaluchibridal.com)
• Sukenik + (www.elliman.com/wendykantor)
 
Thank you for your marvelous gifts, the winners were delighted!
 
• Most Distinguished Lad – Corey Dandridge/Kyle Jansseas
• Most Ravishing Lass – Laura Kimsey/Stephanie Glenn
• Uniquely New York – Brandon Dandridge
• Most Tweed Spirited Ladd/Lass – Jason Lee
• Tweed Baby – Nathaniel Aiyana Mitler/ Eric Attard
• Most Breathtaking Accessory – Corey Miller
 
Hats off to all of our winners!  Congratulations to Stephanie Glenn for winning the beautiful Bobbin grand raffle prize! To make it even more special, her son Eric picked her winning ticket…how precious!
 
A special thank you to Dandy Wellington and His Band – welcome to Brooklyn!  Stay tuned for photos. We look forward to hosting you during our fall ride!
Published in: on July 4, 2013 at 6:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

It’s New York!

It's New York!

…rain looks good on you.

Published in: on June 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm  Leave a Comment  

It’s New York, rain looks good on you!

Friends,

Today’s weather calls for sun with a high of 79 degrees, and widely scattered showers…and to this we say, thank goodness Flatbush Farm’s got a roof,  and a charming outdoor space to allow us rain watch and take lovely rain photos. After all, it’s New York and rain looks good on you!

NY Weather, Sunday, 6/30:

http://www.weather.com/weather/today/New+York+NY+USNY0996:1:US

Published in: on June 30, 2013 at 12:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

Bow ties & Crumpets, Just a few hours away!

Bow ties & Crumpets, Just a few hours away!

Published in: on June 29, 2013 at 2:57 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Brunch of the Season!!!

 
Hosted in the charming Flatbush Farm Restaurant, at 76 St Marks Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 on Sunday, June 30, 2013, Bow ties and Crumpets will begin from 12pm and end …at 5pm.
The afternoon promises to be grand! – light British inspired treats; perfectly brewed Great Gatsby inspired cocktails (abated); crisp melodies care of Dandy Wellington and His Band, and fine photography.
 
In a nod to one of the most notable spring fashion trends, be appropriately clad in your plaid and stripes best! Accent fabrics like linen, cotton, lace and seersucker will also do.
 
Our most distinguished guests will be rewarded – A gleaming new bike for the grand raffle drawing; bespoke hats made to fit, care of Goorin Bros; delightful pocket squares and bow ties from Fine and Dandy shop, and much, much more!  Proceeds from our grand raffle drawing will benefit the children in Moore, Oklahoma.
 
• Grand Raffle (A Brand New Bike!) • Most Distinguished Chap • Most Ravishing Lass • Uniquely New York • Most Tweed Spirited Lad/Lass • Most Breath-Taking Accessory
 
Excelsior!
 
Early-Bird Tickets :https://bowtiesandcrumpets.eventbrite.com/
 
www.bigappletweed.com
Published in: on June 29, 2013 at 2:55 pm  Leave a Comment  

Sam Polcer + Bow ties & Crumpets + You = Wonderful!

Image

 
Friends,
 
Here’s another reason to spend Sunday brunch on 6/30 with us! Sam Polcer, the editor, writer and photographer behind Preferred Mode, is collecting images of stylish New York cyclists for Prestel Publishing (the same company that published Cycle Style featuring London cyclists) and will be at Flatbush Farm to take photos of the most stylish attendees, with their steeds. If you want to be included, consider riding your fine companion to the event and looking your best. 
 
Early-bird tickets: https://bowtiesandcrumpets.eventbrite.com/
 
Below see links to the photographer’s work and the fancy articles written about him. 
 
Blog: http://www.preferredmode.com/page/3/
 
 
Articles: http://bikepretty.com/2013/06/11/outfit-ideas-bicycle-portraits-on-preferred-mode/ http://www.papillionaire.com/vintage-bicycle-blog/ http://urbanvelo.org/preferred-mode/ http://ivajean.com/2013/06/preferred-mode-new-york-bike-style/See More

 

Published in: on June 28, 2013 at 1:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

Style.

Style.

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Brunch…enjoy!

 It’s not quite breakfast, it’s not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end. You don’t exactly get what you would at breakfast, but you get a good meal.”

~The Simpsons. Homer’s reply to Marge, who said: “What’s Brunch?” Episode: “Jacques to be Wild” Written by John Swartzwelder.

Published in: on June 22, 2013 at 2:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

Bow ties and Crumpets! How far will you go…?!

Bow ties and Crumpets! How far will you go...?!

A Plaid and Stripes Affaire.

Tickets:https://bowtiesandcrumpets.eventbrite.com/

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Bow ties & Crumpets! Tally ho!

Bow ties & Crumpets! Tally ho!

Published in: on June 17, 2013 at 12:35 pm  Comments (2)  

Bow ties and Crumpets, BigAppleTweed’s Spring Soiree

 

 

Wheelmen (old and new),

We humbly request your presence for Bow ties and Crumpets, the Big Apple Tweed spring soiree. Hosted in the charming Flatbush Farm Restaurant, at 76 St Marks Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 on Sunday, June 30, 2013, we will begin the festivities from 12pm and will ring the curtain down at 5pm.

The afternoon will begin with guests being offered light British inspired treats, as they exchange pleasantries, and sip on perfectly brewed Great Gatsby inspired cocktails. The room will be filled with crisp melodies care of Dandy Wellington and His Band, as he makes his debut into Brooklyn. Your very handsome fashion finds will also be documented with fine photography.

As always, be appropriately clothed in your spring’s very best! This season’s gear is specifically themed plaid and stripes. Tweed accent fabrics like linen, cotton, lace and seersucker, will also work very well. Please make a note that your tweed garments and fine steeds are not going to be showcased at this event, but make sure they are groomed and ready for our much anticipated fall ride.

As always, in true BAT fashion, our most distinguished guests will be rewarded. To continue our work with highlighting the plight of children in need, proceeds from our grand raffle drawing will benefit Feed the Children to provide food, water, blankets and other supplies to the children that were affected by the devastating tornadoes in Moore, Oklahoma.

•             Grand Raffle (A Brand New Bike!)

•             Most Distinguished Chap

•             Most Ravishing Lass

•             Uniquely New York

•             Most Tweed Spirited Lad/Lass

•             Most Breath-Taking Accessory

And again we say Excelsior……………………………..!

Early-Bird Tickets: https://bowtiesandcrumpets.eventbrite.com

“Like Us” for updates: www.facebook.com/bigappletweedride

“Follow Us” for tweets:www.twitter.com/bigappletweedride

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Save the Date…!

Save the Date...!

Published in: on May 23, 2013 at 1:57 pm  Comments (3)  

And it’s here…! Do share!

And it's here...! Do share!

Published in: on May 22, 2013 at 6:53 pm  Leave a Comment  

A Delightful Evening Indeed!

Dear friends,

It was a pleasure hosting you at Bowties and Crumpets, the Big Apple Tweed Spring social event.  As expected, it was as lovely an evening as could be.

To our fantastic sponsors:

Special thanks to Michael Arenella & Dreamland Orchestra  for the heart warming melodies, and to the Myers of Keswick  for baking  those very scrumptious pies.

Hats off to all of our winners!

  • Most Tweed Spirited Lass -Kate Ross
  • Most Tweed Spirited Lass –  Baby Vivian Yamato
  • Most Tweed Spirited Male -Javis McGuiness
  • Most Breathtaking Accessory- Jeff  Javier

Below find images of our most distinguished guests.  We simply can’t wait to host you again during our annual Fall ride.

Photo by Cleon Grey

Photo by Cleon Grey

Photo by Cleon Grey

Photo by Cleon Grey

Photo by Cleon Grey

Published in: on June 20, 2011 at 5:32 am  Leave a Comment  

Spring Style Inspiration for the Groomed Gentleman

BigAppleTweed Spring Style Inspiration

A tip of the hat in greeting will add a nice finishing touch to this look.

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Spring Style Inspiration for the Lovely Lass

BigAppleTweed Spring Style Inspiration

With warmer days and cooler nights, Spring is the season for schmoozing in style and grandeur.  Above, find the perfect pieces to  inspire you to grace us with  your presence this Sunday at The PennyFarthing, while looking very distinguished…..

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BigAppleTweed’s Spring Soiree

In celebration of achievements past, present and future, we humbly request your presence for Bow Ties and Crumpets, The Big Apple Tweed  Spring social event.  Hosted in an intimate space at the ThePennyFarthing, 103 3rd Ave, New York, NY on Sunday, June 12, 2011, we will begin making merry from 6pm and will bid all farewell at 10pm.

At 7:30pm in the early evening, Harris Tweed will honor us by presenting a 20 minute screening of  “From the Land Comes the Cloth” – a tale of how love is spun into thread by the islanders of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barraa, to create the cloth that is certified with the Harris Tweed orb.  A live Jazz performance will then commence as we hobnob with friends old and new.

As always, be appropriately clothed in your Spring’s very best! This season’s gear includes Tweed accent fabrics: linen, cotton, and seersucker, to name a few.  Although your Tweed garments and fine steeds are not going to be showcased at this event, please make sure they are groomed and ready for our much anticipated Fall ride.

In true BAT fashion, our most distinguished guests will be rewarded:

  • Grand Prize Raffle
  • Most Tweed Spirited Lad or Lass
  • Most Breath-Taking Accessory

And with that we say Excelsior……………………………..!

To RSVP email ride@bigappletweed.com with “RSVP” in the subject line.
Space is limited,
so RSVP no later than 5 P.M. on June 10, 2011.
$10 dollar suggested contribution.

“Like Us” for updates: www.facebook.com/bigappletweedride

Published in: on June 4, 2011 at 2:51 am  Leave a Comment  

A Special Thanks

The Big Apple Tweed would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all of the participants and sponsors of the Big Apple Tweed Fall Ride! The ride was well attended with enthusiastic participants all clad in their most ravishing, breath-taking and well-tailored tweed inspired wear.

Most importantly, thank you to all of the participants for their generous contributions to Virginia’s House of Hope! Your donations will go towards ensuring that children and families in New York City continue to gain access to basic necessities such as food, clothing and social services.

To  our fantastic sponsors:

Thank you for your splendid gifts which were awarded as prizes to winners in the following categories (it must be noted that the selection process for the winners was extremely difficult as everyone came dressed in their very tweed best!) :

  • Most Tweed Spirit female – Baroness Jenny Rebecca
  • Most Tweed Spirit Male – Sir Julian Dersin
  • Best Accessories – Lady Stacy Cuevas
  • Best Accessories Male – Sir Paul Corcolon
  • Best Steed – Mr. Jere Gage
  • Best Steed, Honorable Mention –  Sir Scott Campbell
  • Best dressed Female – Mrs. Ana Bravo
  • Best Dress Male – Mr. Andrew Yamato

A great big hurray! and hats off to all of our winners!

 

Photo by Konstantin Sergeyev for NYMag

Last but not least, a special thank you to the Scandinavian 1/2 Breeds who helped set a most enchanting mood for the after-ride tea party.

A few notable press mentions:

Below are a few of our favorite photos  from the day. We’ll be posting additional photos soon. In the meantime, follow us on twitter at @bigappletweed and on facebook (BigApple Tweed). We look forward to seeing you at the next Big Apple Tweed event!

Photo by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

Photo by Konstantin Sergeyev for NYMag

Photo by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

photo by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn

 

Photo by Paul Crispin Quitoriano for The Village Voice

Photo by Paul Crispin Quitoriano for The Village Voice

Published in: on November 29, 2010 at 11:05 pm  Leave a Comment  

Big Apple Tweed Fall Ride Registration Now Open!

Click HERE to register for the Nov. 21st Big Apple Tweed Fall Ride

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Big Apple Tweed Fall Ride Route!

Click on Map for Ride Route

The Big Apple Tweed Fall Ride participants will gather at 11:00am at the Monument at Grand Army Plaza for on-site registration and  distribution of ride wrist bands. On-site bicycle repairs will also be offered pre-ride.

The ride will commence by/before noon and end at Flatbush Farm where a post-ride tea social will be held with live music by the Scandinavian Half Breeds.

There will be a mid-point stop at The Brooklyn Circus where those donating to Virginia’s House of Hope will receive a custom made Big Apple Tweed Fall Ride button. The Brooklyn Circus will also have specially discounted tweed items for sale to Riders who wish to add that final touch to their Ride outfits and for the Fall days to follow. The stop at the BKC will also include photo sessions and bicycle repairs.

We’re excited about Sunday’s ride and can’t wait to see all of you on your magnificent steeds!

For more info: ride@bigappletweed.com

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Fall Tweed Ride Fashion Inspiration

With the Big Apple Tweed Fall Ride just around the corner, you may still be pondering what manner of tweed or tweed-inspired outfit to don for the magnificent day. Well, ponder no more! The great news is that the Fall season is perfect for Tweed Ride fashion as cooler temperatures call for layering and heavier fabrics such as actual tweed or tweed patterns.

For starters, we recommend building your outfit around one basic tweed or tweed-ish item such as a skirt, jacket or a pair of pants. You can then build on any of these items by adding a tailored shirt, feminine top, vest, jacket or cardigan. For us, the best part of dressing up for Tweed Rides are the accessories. This is where your own personal touch really gets to shine through. Add a colorful hat, brooch, feather, gloves, a floral pin, patterned socks/tights, a pocket watch or a fur or faux fur stole and you’re all of a sudden transported back to a bygone era full of charm and grace.

Below are a few of our favorite Tweed ride worthy ensembles to inspire you for the upcoming ride. Remember, many of these items can be found at your local thrift or vintage shop or right in your closet!

 

Big Apple Tweed Spring Ride: Photo via Flickr ( Michael + Erica )

Published in: on November 13, 2010 at 6:44 am  Comments (1)  

Save the Date: The Big Apple Tweed Fall Ride Fast Approaches!

Brush off your tweeds and ready your steeds! The Big Apple Tweed Fall Ride sets off on November 21st!

More details to follow…

Published in: on October 25, 2010 at 8:18 pm  Comments (1)  

Thank You All!

The BigAppleTweed would like to offer a sincere thank you to all of the participants of the first BigAppleTweed Ride. Your support of the Ride on May 23 helped make the event a smashing success and for this, we’re thankful.

Thanks to the kind contributions of our many sponsors and enthusiastic participation of the beautifully outfitted riders, the event turned out to be quite an enjoyable and intimate affair.  Most importantly, we’re thankful for all the donations raised for Virginia’s House of Hope. The monies raised will most certainly be put to good use and benefit disadvantaged families living in New York.

To Our Wonderful Sponsors

We would like to give a special thanks to our sponsors:

All of the above sponsors donated generous gifts which were  awarded to a participant who best displayed the spirit of the BigAppleTweed. Awards were given for the following:

  • Most Distinguished Chap
  • Most Ravishing Lady
  • Most Magnificent Steed
  • Most Breath-Taking Accessory
  • Most Tweed Spirited Lad/Lass

While all awards were given to the respective recipients, we’re still on the lookout for a our “Most Distinguished Chap” winner  who we can only think to call “The Caped Crusader”. If you’re him or know of him, please contact us at bigappletweed@gmail.com. We have a most wonderful gift for him!

The Caped Crusader

Last, but definitely not least, we’d also like to offer a special thanks to Brooklyn Bike and Board (560 Vanderbilt Avenue — http://brooklynbikeandboard.com/). Much thanks to Peter (our on-site repair man and music man) and Billy (our ride route specialist).

Check out More Photos!

Pictures of the event are now up on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/groups/bigappletweed/).  We’ll be adding photos over the next few days for your viewing pleasure. In the meantime, please free to add photos you may have from the ride into the group pool.

Again, thank you for your support of the BigAppleTweed Ride. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

Most Sincerely,

The BigAppleTweed Team

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A Bit of Rain? Keep Calm. Ride On.

Via Keep Calm Shop

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

A passing shower  is in the forecast for early Sunday morning but in true English fashion, we plan to keep calm and ride on! Add rain friendly pieces to your outfit — a vintage raincoat or umbrella should do the trick. We’ll be awaiting your arrival at the Monument throughout the morning.   Should you miss the ride itself….then do join us at Kif around the hour of  12 o’clock for post-ride revelry with spirits and good cheer all around. Photographers will be on hand to capture you in all of your finery.

Email bigappletweed@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer  or should you have any additional queries.

See you there!

Published in: on May 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

Brilliant News! BigAppleTweed Registration Now Open!

Brilliant News Wheelmen & Wheelwomen!

Registration for the BigAppleTweed Ride is Now Open!

Please visit www.virginiashouseofhope.org to register and be a part of what promises to be an absolutely marvelous and stylish jaunt around the grand borough of Brooklyn.

Following the ride, Kif Restaurant (www.kifbrooklyn.com) will host the merrymaking and hobnobbery for registered riders. Spirits, eats and music will be plentiful and a rousing good time will be had by all!

A Few Fine Points:

  • Registration for the Ride is free but we encourage participants to make a suggested donation of $20 (although any amount would be much appreciated) to Virginia’s House of Hope. Virginia’s House of Hope’s mission is to “improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers by helping homeless and otherwise disadvantaged families throughout the five boroughs of New York City – in cooperation with the local public school system – gain access to food, clothing and other basic necessities.” Visit  http://virginiashouseofhope.org/aboutus.html for more information.
  • We shall sally forth from Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park at nine thirty o’clock in the morning. The leisurely ride route has been finalized and can be viewed  here
  • Upon reaching the ride endpoint and gracefully dismounting, we shall be welcomed by the following fine establishments — all will be participating in the event by offering treats (cotton candy! Ice cream! A spot of tea! A touch of gin!) and a raffle drawing:
  • Prizes will be awarded to:
  • Most Distinguished Chap
  • Most Ravishing Lady
  • Most Magnificent Steed
  • Most Awe Inspiring Mustache
  • Most Breath-Taking Accessory
  • The warmer temperatures call for a bit of creativity when assembling your ride outfit. The ride is tweed inspired but practicality is encouraged. Consider tweed accents and vintage inspired linens, khakis and dresses. Click here for more ideas on what to wear and here too
  • Finally, should a cloud of rain threaten to pay a passing visit or our tweeds need last minute tailoring….do not fret, the ride will go on! Follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/bigappletweed and facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=177883016698 for last minute updates and/or information.

Do feel free to drop us a note with your questions, comments or general praises at bigappletweed@gmail.com

Tally ho and away we go!

~~~~ The BigAppleTweed Team~~~~

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BigAppleTweed Ride Route

BigAppleTweed Route

The leisurely route for Sunday’s Ride

Click to view: BigAppleTweed Route

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Inspiration: Washington, DC Tweed Ride

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A Delicious Sense of Strength

Next to a leisurely walk I enjoy a spin on my tandem bicycle. It is splendid to feel the wind blowing in my face and the springy motion of my iron steed. The rapid rush through the air gives me a delicious sense of strength and buoyancy, and the exercise makes my pulse dance and my heart sing ~ Helen Keller

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Inspiration: Philadelphia Tweed Ride

Photography by Jenelle Rittenhouse

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A Little History Lesson

Photography via The Innovator's Sweet Spot

In this picture from the 1890s you can see three different formats of bicycle being used at the same time. On the left is a safety bicycle with chain drive, but solid tyres, in the centre is a lever drive bike, allowing the rider to sit further back and lower. On the right is an “Ordinary” bicycle with pedals directly driving the front wheel.

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Photography by Steven Meisel via Vogue

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The Picture of Untrammelled Womanhood

“I’ll tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. I rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a bike. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammelled womanhood.”

- Susan B. Anthony 1896

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Inspiration: Washington, DC Tweed Ride

Photography via Fine & Dandy Shop

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Great Minds Think Alike

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For Low Spirits

When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Inspiration: C.I.C.L.E LA’s Tweed, Moxie & Mustache Ride

Photography via C.I.C.L.E LA

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Inspiration: Kansas City Tweed Ride

Photography by Chris Thomas via Flickr

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On Accurate Remembrance

“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.”

- Ernest Hemingway, By-Line

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Vintage Eartha Kitt

Photography via Life

We absolutely adore this photo of  Eartha Kitt.

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Build A Bike: Republic Bike!

The Plato Dutch Bicycle

Republic Bike assembles custom bicycles based on shared design. Designs are developed and components are offered and curated for quality, value and aesthetics. Pick, choose, swap and decide and they”ll build it, box it, and ship it out.

Dream it and Republic Bikes will build it! Oh, the possibilities!

Click: Republic Bikes

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Inspiration: Washington, DC Tweed Ride

Photography via ReadysetDC

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Photography via Mien Magazine

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A Curious Vehicle

The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.

~John Howard

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Victorian Cycles – Cross Cultural Race

Excerpt via Jim Kellett (Director, Victorian Cycles – Wheels of Change)

Today the bicycle is mainly known as a recreational vehicle and is enjoyed by people in every corner of the world. But at its outset, this controversial machine forged roads into society that revolutionized politics, fashion, and social policy as well as paved the way for the mechanized world of motion to come. Victorian Cycles, Wheels of Change is a fascinating documentary about the bicycle’s coming of age and its tremendous impact on society. It is filled with images of a by-gone era, and the people who embraced its change.

Click: Victorian Cycles – Cross Cultural Race

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Inspiration: Washington, DC Tweed Ride

Photography via ReadysetDC

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Hooray! Bike Month NYC 2010

Bike Month NYC via bikemonthnyc.org

Polish up your steeds! May is Bike Month in NYC!

Click: Bike Month NYC

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A Simple Pleasure

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride…”

~John F. Kennedy

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Vintage Treasures: Malin Landaeus

Photography by Piotr Redlinski via The WG News -- Model: Morgan Lei

We had the great pleasure of meeting the lovely ladies at Malin Landaeus Select Vintage Collections last weekend. Malin Landaeus’s shop is a veritable treasure trove of the most beautiful vintage attire — just perfect for a stylish spring bicylce ride! The quaint shop is located off Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg. If you’re a sucker for beautiful finds, then we predict you’ll spend a long time at the store, be incredibly inspired and perhaps walk out with a shopping bag or two!

Click: Williamsburg Grassroots Fashion Revolt

Click: Malin Landaeus via Stylelikeu

Click: Malin Landaeus

Malin Landaeus Select Vintage Collections

155 N 6th Street (btwn Bedford and Driggs Avenue)

Williamsburg, BK

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Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne

Beyond obsessing over our tweeds and steeds, one of our favorite pastimes also involves long tea-time conversations with well-read dandies and quaintrelles. An informed mind is a beautiful mind. We recommend Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne

Excerpt from www.davidbyrne.com

Since the early 1980s, David has been riding a bike as his principal means of transportation in New York City. Two decades ago, he discovered folding bikes and started taking them with him when travelling around the world. DB’s choice was initially made out of convenience rather than political motivation, but the more cities he saw from his bicycle, the more he became hooked on this mode of transport and the sense of liberation, exhilaration, and connection it provided. This point of view, from his bike seat, became his panoramic window on urban life, a magical way of opening one’s eyes to the inner workings and rhythms of a city’s geography and population.

Click: Bicycle Diaries

Click: NYTimes Review

Published in: on April 29, 2010 at 1:48 pm  Leave a Comment  
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