Tweed Run in NYC!

Everybody ought to have a Lower East Side in their life — Irving Berlin

NYC Tweed RunSave the date! Held in New York this year for the first time ever, the Rugby Ralph Lauren Tweed Run is a one-of-a-kind cycling event that combines our love of classic tweed style, British cultural heritage and a good, old-fashioned bike ride with friends. On October 15 we’ll be dusting off our vintage velocipedes and winding through lower Manhattan — breaking along the way for tea, of course — before finishing the ride with a gin-swilling party in Brooklyn. We’ll be outfitted for the occasion in traditional British cycling attire, particularly tweed blazers, kickerbockers and riding caps.

Start polishing your Brooks saddles and check out the official event site!

Tweed Run 2010

Crisis? Hem Your Pants!

After reading and writing tons of emails, tweets, articles about the financial (and economic) perfect storm that is hitting Europe and the US, I decided to take a break and concentrate myself for a while on some more basic issues 😎

For example, it looks like I have the same problem as The Sartorialist: which way to go when it comes to hemming your pants for the next AW season?  Scott shows three options:

Slim, and right at the ankle, no break Slim, past the ankle, with lots of break Above the ankle, with an extra wide cuff
Slim, and right at the ankle, no break Slim, past the ankle, with lots of break Above the ankle, with an extra wide cuff

I strongly prefer the first one, maybe with a touch of italian style (just add a 1.8″ cuff).

What do you think about it?