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Monday, February 02, 2009

On the Street....Cycle Accessories, Florence

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Blogger Siru said ... (5:12 PM) : 

Such a feeling in it!

juliet xxx


Blogger Myra said ... (5:13 PM) : 

Lovely shoes~


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:17 PM) : 

So often your work speaks on a number of levels, Sart, one of the reasons i visit your blog everyday. This photo is so much more than what it shows - bicycles can be a good solution to modern urban transport problems; for people of all ages and occupations. This picture is beautifully composed, i wish it was a postcard i could send to all my car-owning friends!


Blogger TMFA said ... (5:29 PM) : 

I love how he tight-up his pants. I guess he doesn't want to make them dirty while riding his bike...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:29 PM) : 

Posh - posh - posh!!!!!

Fran Rosa =D


Blogger Pastoral Urbanite said ... (5:30 PM) : 

You'll laugh at guys with their pant legs tied up... Until you ruin your favorite suit pants on your chain guard. Excellent shot.


Blogger Brigadeiro said ... (5:37 PM) : 

Ooh! The gloves, the trouser clips, green it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:38 PM) : 

This is "green" and chic at the same time!!!

Satorialist rules!!!!!!!!!!!!


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:42 PM) : 

great photo! right trouser leg is a key spot to a real cyclist :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:46 PM) : 

I've always wondered if one could somehow pull off a dapper outfit and still bike. As always, thank you Scott.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:59 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:59 PM) : 

This is the answer to global warming. If only I could get my husband to ride the 50 miles into NYC on his bike.


Blogger NathanLee said ... (6:01 PM) : 

Man, I absolutely love bicycles, and I love that you've been photographing them more.


Blogger STUDIOPHOTO1 said ... (6:03 PM) : 

according to details and colors could be in Dublin or London....
Love the last open button on bottom of the jacketsleeve. : )




Blogger sups8n said ... (6:03 PM) : 

I wish people like this existed where I live.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:12 PM) : 

Tanned brown accessories continues to look good vis-a-vis grey coats/pants (think tanned brown shoes and bags),, and what a great idea to juxtapose these colors with a lovely pair of gloves? Nice one.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:13 PM) : 

I love the correlation of color between the bikes tires and cable lock and the way the various oil stains highlight the darker tones of the pavement.


Blogger TTC said ... (6:17 PM) : 


Classic style meets urban ecologic


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:18 PM) : 

smart man!


Blogger Maggie said ... (6:19 PM) : 

simply magnificent. your cycling photos mean so much more to me now that i live in the netherlands. here, your bike and its accompaniments say a lot about you and your style.


Blogger  said ... (6:20 PM) : 

I've always seen people riding their bikes to work... It's hard to find someone incredibly well dressed up like on this picture!
Great shot!


Blogger Tom Morris said ... (6:30 PM) : 

I've never in 56 years seen a man in the US riding a bike and wearing a suit. This is a great photo. Love the jacket buttons, scarf, shoes and socks. And those gloves are so evocative! We can feel the crispness in the air. Bravo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:33 PM) : 

Great photo. Love the details on him and the bike. that red reflector makes it for me. I do love those sox and the shoes, and the trousers.


Blogger miss sophie said ... (6:44 PM) : 

i am really really curious as to what the chic woman's version of this image would be! definitely leather gloves...


Blogger Fashademic said ... (7:09 PM) : 

i love the French
such care with detail


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:21 PM) : 

any man who rides a bike in a suit is just plain amazing!
the green socks are just too cool... love them.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:30 PM) : 


So much style, So much charm - and the buttonholes on his sleeve are the real deal. The shoes and gloves match. I am giddy.

When I first got my Electra (with the big broad seat for my own big broad seat, as I explained to my husband) I knit a pair of elbow length gloves to match; they are bubble gum pink alpaca with white angora trim and they are to die. This photo makes me so sad that we have too much ice on our roads to cycle safely right now...

Re SallyO; If your husband rode 50 miles to work and 50 home 5 days a week, you'd save money on gas but probably not "fuel" in the broader definition. Never was I able to eat with such impunity as when I was on the cycling team in college...

here's to a bike lane all the way around the world. and gloves to match :)


Blogger diane said ... (7:36 PM) : 

Scott, you are without equal, and so is that shot. xo


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:48 PM) : 

So, by the chain I can tell it's a fixed gear, but the dead give away is that tie he has on his left ankle there... Most people roll up or fold up their pant legs. This is new to me, and my mind is exploding with new ideas. Is that a ribbon?

I love riding my bike to school, and to see people dressed more fashionably than functionally on bikes is always refreshing. I ride a fixie here in College Station, TX (try to figure out where that one is) and it is a challenge wearing a skirt with a straight crossbar, that's for sure--but the challenge is worth it, even if you're just a blur. A green, well-dressed blur.

I'd like to see more bikes! That's just me trying to fuse together my own interests on someone else's blogspot, but I had to ask. I definitely remember the photo with the girl on the cruiser frame, who is sporting boots, specs and a beanie that sits so perfectly on her head-- so lovely it hurts. Did anybody else attend/hear about/experience the Tweed Run in London? I truly think there may be a fashion show on bicycles in the near future...has that been done before? No? If not, it may very well start here if I talk it over with my Schoolwork. ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:52 PM) : 

green: socks, scarf, transport =)


Blogger npdoty said ... (7:58 PM) : 

A nice shot, as always. It worries me, though, that your posts of fashionable bicyclists never include helmets. That doesn't send a very encouraging safety message.

And surely there are some fashionable bicyclists you see who care enough about their own safety to wear a helmet. I would even think you would be able to help recommend the type of helmet that can still make a fashionable statement while also providing protection. (I can remember a single post where a girl is carrying a helmet, but many more where the bicyclist is shown without one.)


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:33 PM) : 

the gloves and shoes match! love the skinny ankle, skinny tie holding up the pant leg, skinny bicycle tire. pretty shot. lots of little green tones as well, from a dangling scarf? and the olive sock. really enjoying this one.


Blogger rolli said ... (8:53 PM) : 

he doesn't even have to tie up his pantleg. his bike has a chainguard on it.


Blogger Barbara said ... (8:56 PM) : 

love love love this photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:59 PM) : 

that bike! I feel like seeing a shoot from my town :)


Blogger JRDisch said ... (10:16 PM) : 

Great shoes, better socks and the gloves are a great addition!


Blogger allison said ... (10:31 PM) : 

oooh boy, this is a gem.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:39 PM) : 

great photo! like the way we don't see the rest of him,this art form is leaving the rest to the imagination.
do you still tag the bicycle photos? they do have a special charm all their own. looked under the bicycle category and did not seem to see your more recent bicycle posts.
great work!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:27 PM) : 

Fantastic picture Sart, love it. But I love the suit, the shoes and the gloves more. Such a good suit. Want them shoes.



Blogger Rex Massey-Molloy said ... (11:33 PM) : 

This is no beginner. People have already pointed out plenty of sartorial evidence to support this but has anyone notice the expert manner in which the pedal is being used as the support on the kerb? This guy is a living legend.

Rex, Wellington, New Zealand.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:43 AM) : 

Love it! Love it! and dressed up! We don't see that here in New Zealand yet...

I just love the elastic on his leg! it made me chuckle.



Blogger ERman said ... (12:47 AM) : 

Now I want a cool bike!!


Blogger Kit said ... (2:08 AM) : 

I love this photo. Very eco-chic.


Blogger tendance-parisienne, La Boss said ... (2:43 AM) : 

Très beaux souliers!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:08 AM) : 

I love it, I die a little inside when I saw this -- so European, tres classy, tres civil


Blogger RedPoppy said ... (3:44 AM) : 

This photo is brilliant. The colors are so rich and subtle at the same time. I love the gloves


Blogger Gemmasu said ... (3:50 AM) : 

Genial esta foto!


Blogger niezapominajka said ... (4:09 AM) : 

Love it!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:20 AM) : 

Wonderful how you make the most frumpy thing in Dutch bicycle riding look glamorous.
Thank you.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:27 AM) : 

I love the brown leather with the soft olive tones. The harsh industrial metal, worn tires and concrete blend so nicely with the earth colours of his attire... Very beautiful.

erin x


Blogger GZ said ... (5:10 AM) : 

A nice shot, as always. It worries me, though, that your posts of fashionable bicyclists never include helmets. That doesn't send a very encouraging safety message.

This is a fashion blog, but someone had to start things. Pfffft! In Europe no-one wears helmets, and almost no-one gets head injuries. People look good while cycling there, and it becomes normal and safe as a result. The statistics are quite clear - increasing helmet use correlates with higher head injury rates.

Anyhow, on the subject of chic and cycling...

Absolutely beautiful, Mr Sartorialist!

i am really really curious as to what the chic woman's version of this image would be!. Try, and see the links there for cycle sartorialism.


Blogger Riina said ... (5:24 AM) : 

great shoes, great atmosphere, great photo !


Blogger said ... (5:29 AM) : 

WOW! This photo makes me dream...


Blogger Julicious Fashionicious said ... (6:51 AM) : 

European chic


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:23 AM) : 

love this.


Blogger Jorge from W Palm Beach said ... (7:39 AM) : 

Love the gloves! Jorge from W Palm Beach


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:40 AM) : 

Here in Paris, people are using bikes more and more often to go to work (specially with the Velib' system), so there are plenty of suited guys riding on the streets.

But with the increase of number, I have also been seeing more and more ruined suits by people falling or passing in between the cars. And cycling gets more complicated with big winter coats.

In conclusion, it is great, but better never wear THAT fantastic suit unless you assume a certain risk.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:56 AM) : 

You see them mostly in urban Italy: Cyclists who were well dressed. This refusal to wear functional clothes is an elegant argument that form must not always follow function.


Blogger Delychi said ... (8:10 AM) : 

i have seen such accessory 1999 in china.


Blogger J.A.F. said ... (8:38 AM) : 

Shoes are absolutely gorgeous! Could bicycle clips every become a style statement on their own? I am overwhelmed by your images lately...just letting them wash over me. Quite fabulous.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:49 AM) : 

adore this photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:39 AM) : 

I would like to have that picture big time in my room! It has a special something too it! Adorable!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:13 AM) : 

George, how cou7ld a cyclist be fashionable wearing a helmet??


Blogger Evelyn said ... (12:11 PM) : 

such an environmental supportive gentleman!! Go to work by bike!!!
His all green combination is a new fresh too!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:30 PM) : 

Reminds me of my bicycle; it very often chewed me right pants leg. But his bike chain is covered anyway. A very nice looking bike it is.


Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (1:20 PM) : 

Excellent shot. I have the same shoes. :)


Blogger American Otaku (E is my SL) said ... (3:32 PM) : 

I know he tied up his pants in order to prevent them from getting in the spokes…. But why only one? (he’s also missing a button…) his accessories and his shoes (as well as his bike) give me an “earthy” feel…. Kinda like his ensemble is saying “let it be spring already!” he’s rebelling at last minute against winter!
I don’t know… the colors and the button (lack there-of) and the bike…. I think he’d rather be in a field than in a city…. ^_^ y


Blogger SparkleQueen said ... (3:33 PM) : 

I love his sock+shoe+pants wih the band combination. Some girls at my school do that with their jeans, it looks bad :( But not in his case!


Blogger DS said ... (4:03 PM) : 

Subtle and timeless - absolutely lovely


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:00 PM) : 

In answer to Sui Generis - Me: The clip on the trouser leg is to stop the chain (and grease from the chain) from damaging the fabric. The chain is on the right side of the bike so you only need one.

Elizabeth from New Zealand: I see people riding around Auckland looking well-dressed - but not nearly as often as I would like! And unfortunately the helmet detracts from the look and from the carefree impression.

I am loving the Copenhagen Cycle Chic site. It will becvome one of my favourites!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:27 PM) : 

I love that his cuff button is popped. I wore a jacket with working button cuffs today and all I can say is, damn, it feels good to be a gangsta.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:07 AM) : 

great foto.. puts the earthy & green colors into another level. would have extra points if the bike was fixie!!! still good tho'


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:50 AM) : 

My dad was a college professor when I was a kid. He was a big believer in dressing up for class. We also lived close to the university. So, he biked to work wearing his suit and tie, and in cooler winter, a camel overcoat. For his pant legs, he had flexible metal cuffs to hold his pants against his ankles. The whole scenario seems so antique now! A professor wearing a suit, a guy in an overcoat on a bike, and these neat pant clips. Makes me nostalgic. Stephanie


Blogger Tania said ... (9:51 PM) : 

this is amazing.


Blogger eloise in berlin said ... (4:24 AM) : 

I've been working on a series for a while now of bike pants style - this is classic. So elegant, thank you! I'm a bike rider and who says you can't be a stylish one?


Blogger Shadan said ... (10:35 AM) : 

can i have those vintage gloves!
amazing shot!


Blogger Filipe said ... (3:25 PM) : 

Gotta love those gloves matching the shoes! As the scarf matching the socks. Inspiring! This is what men's fashion is all about.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:36 PM) : 

As luvas e meias passam um despropósito interessante.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:35 AM) : 

I love this picture. I've considered riding my bike but it never dawned on my to use a rubberband. The only other thing is how to deal with the sweating. Its nice to ride a bike but if you're going to a meeting, showing up stinky just won't cut it.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:14 PM) : 

i want to hang it on my wall.


Blogger VirginiaWestfield said ... (12:35 PM) : 

Love this shot. I'd like to live in this universe.


Anonymous Joel said ... (2:10 AM) : 

This is extremely Florentine. I've never seen so many nicely dressed people riding bikes (nobody wears helmets). If you go to Florence I'd suggest renting a bike, there are beautiful well kept bike paths everywhere. Nothing like flying through il centro di firenze in bici.


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