A Friend in Tweed: Bowties and Crumpets for the Serious Vintage Set

New Yorkers may be known for seeking out what’s new and what’s next, but there’s a small, vocal group that prefers to slow down and look back. Two Sundays ago, Bowties and Crumpets, an event put on by Big Apple Tweed, transformed the Park Slope restaurant Flatbush Farm into a scene straight out of another era. Guests tapped their feet and danced as Dandy Wellington and His Band played standards and lesser-known tunes from the 1920s and ’30s. Tea and crumpets were served. Judges selected the Most Tweed Spirited Lass and Lad, Best Accessory, Most Distinguished Chap, Most Ravishing Lass, Most Breathtaking Accessory, Uniquely New York and even Tweed Baby. Donations from the event (a $20 door charge, raffle tickets) went to help school children in the tornado-ravaged areas of Oklahoma.

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