Tweed Ride Sewing

Tweed Run 2010

The DC Tweed Ride is on November 13th. Like the spring Seersucker Social, vintage style is a bit of a must.  I got a LOT of eye candy and ideas from the Ralph Lauren sponsored Tweed Run in New York. I don’t have a lot of time. So, I’ve decided the most important element of my outfit will be a cape. I selected this cape from the October 2008 issue of Burda. As an aside, I SWORE Burda had a zillion capes. I could really only find two that would work. I got this one traced out overnight. Now, the question is underline or not underline….

I’m using a black and white herringbone from the Carol Collection in black and white.

I’m not sure what I’m going to wear under the cape yet. But, am on the lookout for a floppy black hat.

Introducing the Rugby Ralph Lauren London Tweed Run from RugbyRalphLauren on Vimeo.

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Now, I’m off on a Civil War History bike ride!


  1. I made this cape recently, and love it – it will look so nice in tweed!
    I thought though that the neck band didn’t really need the extension, it actually makes it look funny when you wear the cape open like a trench coat, so you might want to think about that. I also find the arm openings a bit close together, however this might be a good cycling position!
    Look forward to seeing your version.

  2. The RL version of Gents and Tweedy Ladies is hilarious! The real thing sounds like a lot of fun, your cape will be perfect.

    Congrats on the ratings 🙂

  3. I happen to have a pattern for spats. When I saw it I thought, now what would anyone ever possibly need with that? But, there you have it. Let me know if you’re interested.

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