photos by Max Cook, Jim Darling, Danny Harris and Lindsay Hart
brief words by: Svetlana
This past weekend, several hundred men and women (no one counted though 200 registered), all wearing outfits that would proclaim them Dandies and Quaintrelles, all on bikes, all happy to be there (something to be noted, since in DC-there is always someone who seems not happy to be there) rode across town from H street NE to Marvin-and seemingly started a revolution. DC’s first (bi-annual) tweed ride, organized by Eric Brewer of Dissident Display, and intended to benefit Arts for the Aging, managed to do something that other impromptu street socials (the naked bike ride, the pantless metro ride etc etc) always seemed to fail to do: get respectuful press coverage.
NPR was there to approve. Washington post was all over “a generation, in an alley, in search of identity”, DCist announced a success and “whimsy throughout”, all hot on the heels of approving NYTimes Style coverage, proving once and for all that people do care about style and civilized good times around these parts. They just may need a little bit of motivating.
On that note, who are we not to jump on the coverage train, and in true BYT megalomaniacal spirit, please enjoy the photos below not by 1, or 2, or 3, but 4 photographers we managed to assemble from the event and keep checking http://dandiesandquaintrelles.blogspot.com/ for future plans and chances.
First up some (action) shots by Max Cook:
and then some portraiture…
Then Jim Darling provides some stirring portraits, street-style shooters take note:
Danny Harris with some awesome (and colorful) editorial portraiture:
And Lindsay Hart with some very classy looking candids: