Top tips for the tweed run

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Cyclists tour London in tweed
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The Tweed Run is London’s best-dressed annual cycling event. Launched in 2009, the run now attracts hundreds of riders who descend on the capital each spring to ride and picnic in their finest tweed.

This year, the event will be held on Saturday the 6th of May, and while it’s too late to take part, there’s no reason why you can’t don your best tweed to watch the riders and perhaps join in with the ‘après cycle’ festivities.

Here’s our handy guide to help you look your best and make the most of a wonderfully vintage day out.
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Ten famous tweed wearers

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Looking tidy in tweed

Tough, versatile and stylish. Tweed is a fabric that can adapt to many different settings. So it’s no surprise that tweed coats, jackets and suits regularly appear on film and television. We take a look at ten characters who are famed for wearing this multi-faceted material.

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Where to wear tweed

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Dressed to impress in tweed

Tweed is a perennial favourite for the British gentleman. Once seen as the reserve of the upper class country squire, it’s experiencing a resurgence in popularity amongst men of all kinds. Any man can carry off this most distinguished of fabrics for any occasion, be it a wedding, sporting event, car rally or just an hour or so in the pub for a drink.

We’ve found a stack of tips and hints to help you make tweed an essential part of your wardrobe, whatever the event you’re attending.Continue reading