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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Vintage Bike Man is Back!!


Comments on "Vintage Bike Man is Back!!"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:36 AM) : 

wow. all that bringin sexy back is not true . . . yet. this one has really brought it back for me haha i wish one day everybody would just dress like that and walk around town, world vintage day. wishful thinking . . . :'(


Blogger Lit said ... (9:46 AM) : 

Now this is how you do vintage! That's incredible, he really does look like a French cyclist circa 1919, but at the same time looks nothing like a cyclist in modern day. Brilliant, I really appreciate the length this guy went to and it works wonderfully.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:56 AM) : 

great look, and perfect smile to go with it...
love it!!
the pants in the socks, sweater, etc..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:01 AM) : 

I'd love to see a bit more of the bike...being a cyclist I like bikes, the clothes are great but I hope you can post a side shot as well.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:12 AM) : 

Great sweater... anybody where to get one?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:55 AM) : 

I love his style, it makes you feel like you are in 1929, paperboy!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:04 AM) : 

this has to be one of the best looks i've seen on this website. brilliant.



Blogger Elizabeth said ... (11:29 AM) : 

He looks so cool! He has just the right balance with the vintage; it's not too camp.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:42 AM) : 

an excellent look - i want to see what else is in his wardrobe! i love anonymous' (the first poster's) idea of world vintage day!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:06 PM) : 

Nice look, but isnt a bit over the top to put the year you are trying to copy on your chest?


Blogger S. said ... (12:12 PM) : 

Cute, not creepy.


Blogger whyioughtta said ... (12:26 PM) : 

Long live vintage! I really hope we see more men wearing smart lids like this too. I love a man in a nice hat.

Great sweater, pants, bike, shoes.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:40 PM) : 

well done that man, at last, a vintage look that will turn heads for the right reasons rather than all the wrong ones.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:47 PM) : 

I want that sweater!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:54 PM) : 

Hands down fantastic! The sweater is TDF (to die for) as are the shoes. He makes it look so effortless. Bravo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:04 PM) : 

it is all about details. One for all is the bicycle!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:09 PM) : 

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!

It's a nice outfit.

BTW, when I read the title in my RSS feed, I thought you were referencing the other bicycle character (the one with the red bike and outlandish/unconventional outfits).



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:23 PM) : 

Oh, baby!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:24 PM) : 

Does anybody else think his glasses actually add the finishing touch to this look? Without them I wouldn't like the look as much. Maybe I'm crazy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:25 PM) : 

fantastic stuff... damn side more stylish that those tour de france chaps


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:38 PM) : 

I think the look is fabulous ... but ... I would go with brown socks rather than white for sure!! And, what's the '1929' supposed to be ... the year he's immitating, or his race # ... maybe pick a different #, so that's clear?


Blogger Butch said ... (1:38 PM) : 

Well, to be picky, I'd call this demi-vintage; there are pleasing allusions to decades past, like the cap and shoes, but the pants are quite modern.....which probably saves the look from being too costumey.

I DO think the sweater with its "1929" is an authentic artifact. Given its bulky knit and deep waste cuff, it should be....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:42 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:55 PM) : 

he's cute. anyone not as cute could not pull this off.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:43 PM) : 

To be truly vintage you would need wool knickers, long socks, wool jersey of some sort, but a sweater would do. Still, a fine outfit for cycling in the city.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:07 PM) : 

he is adorable! like he just came off of a wes anderson movie.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:13 PM) : 

i just don't understand the idea of walkign around in a period costume. i mean what if some girl walks around looking like marie antoinette? there's nothing stylish about it. it's just a halloween costume. i hope this fellowwas on his way to the theater where he is a member of the cast


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:49 PM) : 


This guys are so cool...
I love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:04 PM) : 

I LOVE vintage bike man!! *swoon*


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:29 PM) : 

I don't understand. Did people back in the day go around with sweaters with the year printed on them? As if to remind them what year they were in?


Blogger Milton T said ... (6:37 PM) : 

what a beautiful shirt!


Blogger Pynchon said ... (7:04 PM) : 

Beyond cool.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:58 PM) : 

a me questo tipo proprio non piace !!! no no..!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:40 PM) : 

jeeves and wooster/laurie and fry


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:53 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:03 AM) : 

a true test is to look at the outfit without the you still like it? i do. it is a statement that didn't require a "prop" such as a beautiful bike. i think the bottoms of the pants were tucked for functional reason (not getting caught in the paddles) which normally is advesory to having a look, but it completed the look here.


Blogger kimber said ... (1:19 AM) : 

My first thought, when I saw this photo, is that his bike ought to be a vintage model... but I'm willing to forgive the contemporary velocipede because his confidence and smile are so adorable. :)


Blogger JYKW said ... (2:49 AM) : 

he's cool

i love his hat and the badge detail he's got on it

the one and only guy who will ever be able to pull off lengthy socks in a cool way



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:55 AM) : 

top half is more vintage than bottom which is tending towards tech, but balances well overall...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:10 AM) : 

what does the badge on his cap say?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:57 AM) : 

wow what a look, perfect match. Is the shoes All stars?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:02 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:16 AM) : 

I like the "1930" better but i guess they wont be in shops until next year ;-)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:19 AM) : 

A nice change from spandex tights!

Is this what the dedicated biker wears to dressed up occasions?


Blogger retromatt said ... (10:28 AM) : 

Hi Folks,

Guy with the bike here again ! Thanks for the "commentaire".The sweater came from an antique shop near Atlanta GA and it is presumably a collegiate athletic apparel item... I've seen similar ones with different years from time to time but this one was a lucky find as 1929 is a year of special interest to yours truly. The eyeglass frames are from the Paris flea market at Clignancourt, the bike is a 1936 Rudge-Whitworth club racer and the cap badge says "I love my wife but OH YOU KID!" The sneakers are pure "Spanky"... just having fun here ! You there, Darla ?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:42 AM) : 

vintage is hard to do right. usually when people go all out with the vintage vibe they look like they're going to a costume party. this guy IS doing it right though. looks completely natural on him. only thing i would change is the date on the sweater. it's readiliy apparent he's dressing in an early 20th century style...we don't need the sweater to point it out


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:59 AM) : 

Perhaps the Yale 1929 rowing team, where Yale trounced Harvard with a 4 length victory.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:31 AM) : 

Love this - this is how you do vintage with a modern flair.
To people who nitpick waht is period-appropriate or not, please... he lives in 2006, not 1929, nor is he dressed to be an extra in a movie. He simply references a period in his dressing and does it brilliantly.


Blogger Sam and Iso said ... (11:36 AM) : 

I love the way he's used cargo pants and new shoes to stop the outfit from looking too museumy.
This is the correct way to wear vintage!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:52 AM) : 

Dartmouth College (and I believe other Ivies) has sweaters for every graduating class that look precisely like the one the cyclist is wearing.

Whether it's a Dartmouth sweater, I can't say; but I'd bet the year represents a graduation date.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:03 PM) : 

Please...accept my comments...

I readed about yourself in're very intelligent.

Like you, I love the fashion.

Good weekend.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:32 PM) : 

I've seen this guy, I got super excited when I biked past him.


Blogger EMNH said ... (4:12 PM) : 

VBM looks better than ever!!! He looks like he's having a blast.


Blogger Mary Beth said ... (7:52 PM) : 

I did a search on Google for original photos of this gent. What's the link for his previous appearance on The Sartorialist?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:22 PM) : 

Not Yale, Brown! Look at the color!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:43 AM) : 

I am an avid bike enthusiast - I ride to everywhere in Manhattan. For me, a bicycle, a whistle on a lanyard, and a helmet and gloves are the sartorial accessories that are the most fun and freeing to any outfit I may choose.

And what can be better than beating traffic to my destination while keeping fit at the same time?

Next time, please include the bike's profile so we can see Vintage Bike Guy's companion's colors too.



Blogger Poised over London said ... (5:30 AM) : 

The shot immediately evokes for me a pic I've seen somewhere of the Gershwin brothers lounging on the deck of a 1920s transatlantic liner with spectator shoes. I do hope we'll be seeing a shot of this fine fellow in a racoon coat as the weather gets colder...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:20 AM) : 

I like his look! but I prefer keeping old bikes on my garage wall ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:09 PM) : 

This top is identical to the one in Paul Smith's new cycling collection out this season. You should find it in the NY shop. Good luck!


Blogger 'signorina' said ... (7:51 PM) : 

I'm reminded of Candace Bushnell on NY "bicycle boys" in "Sex and the City": geek chic...

I wonder if he's in publishing?!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:28 AM) : 

His smile is the perfect accessory. He's a 10.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:07 PM) : 

There is something really sexy & sophisticated about vintage cycle wear. The marino wool sweaters with innertube pockets in the back with horn button closures,the tight fitting, high neck zips, form fitting ribbing everywhere, burgundy, marigold and white stripes. The shoes; Old sidi perforated, hard soled cycle shoes. I swear those are the influence for all those funky pumas. - great look - functional or not


Blogger G.S.GUCCILIFE said ... (11:57 AM) : 

You should peep "L Eroica" race for more stylish,soulful retro bike looks!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:53 PM) : 

He looks like Harold Lloyd! With the glasses and sweater. It's perfect!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:40 AM) : 


If you read this, can you tell me who made your handlebars?



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:45 PM) : 

I think I'm in love with RetroMatt! That jersey really sets off the slim waist, the hat is stunning, but the cheeky smile is just the best!


Blogger igor said ... (3:32 PM) : 

simplemente..... genial, un 10


Blogger Unknown said ... (11:33 AM) : 

It's the hat and cool glasses that does it. Pure Gatsby


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