Sunday 13th April marked the 5th London Tweed Run. If you haven’t heard about The Tweed Run, it is a growing phenomenon in countries around the world: a cycling event celebrating vintage pedal power and English attire. We’ve delved into the world of Tweed Run in previous posts; London Tweed Run 2012 and even sponsored a sibling event in the West Country.
It’s debatable whether the world that the Tweed Run harks back to ever actually existed. Jeeves, were he not a fictional character, would be appalled by some of the apparel, though Bertie Wooster would be filled with glee. And the behaviour of the women, tame by modern standards would have raised a censorious eyebrow in an era when the sight of Flapper toting a giddy ciggie would have strained moral standards.
But, and it’s a great big BUT, lets not allow historical accuracy to interfere with what is essentially an event about dressing up, tweedy eccentricity and striking a pose.
At A Hume, we LOVE a bit of gadding about in flamboyant dress – please see Archie’s entry in The Mighty Deerstalker for confirmation.
So, with that in mind we bring you, The London Tweed Run 2013.