1. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 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 . . . :’(

  2. Lit

    November 23, 2006 at 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.

  3. _nm**

    November 23, 2006 at 9:56 am

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

  4. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 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.

  5. Paulb

    November 23, 2006 at 10:12 am

    Great sweater… anybody where to get one?

  6. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 10:55 am

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

  7. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 11:04 am

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


  8. iopine

    November 23, 2006 at 11:29 am

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

  9. lintmag

    November 23, 2006 at 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!

  10. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 12:06 pm

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

  11. S.

    November 23, 2006 at 12:12 pm

    Cute, not creepy.

  12. whyioughtta

    November 23, 2006 at 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.

  13. adda

    November 23, 2006 at 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.

  14. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 12:47 pm

    I want that sweater!!

  15. Mary

    November 23, 2006 at 12:54 pm

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

  16. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 1:04 pm

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

  17. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 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).


  18. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 1:23 pm

    Oh, baby!

  19. josh

    November 23, 2006 at 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.

  20. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 1:25 pm

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

  21. Butch

    November 23, 2006 at 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….

  22. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 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?

  23. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 1:42 pm


  24. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 1:55 pm

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

  25. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 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.

  26. bv

    November 23, 2006 at 3:07 pm

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

  27. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 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

  28. Edward BarĂ£o

    November 23, 2006 at 4:49 pm


    This guys are so cool…
    I love it!

  29. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 6:04 pm

    I LOVE vintage bike man!! *swoon*

  30. boogie.confusedman

    November 23, 2006 at 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?

  31. milton toshiba

    November 23, 2006 at 6:37 pm

    what a beautiful shirt!

  32. Pynchon

    November 23, 2006 at 7:04 pm

    Beyond cool.

  33. Anonymous

    November 23, 2006 at 7:58 pm

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

  34. Beks

    November 23, 2006 at 11:40 pm

    jeeves and wooster/laurie and fry

  35. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 12:53 am


  36. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 1:03 am

    a true test is to look at the outfit without the bike…do 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.

  37. kimber the wolfgrrrl

    November 24, 2006 at 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. :)

  38. JYKW

    November 24, 2006 at 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


  39. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 3:55 am

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

  40. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 5:10 am

    what does the badge on his cap say?

  41. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 5:57 am

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

  42. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 6:02 am


  43. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 7:16 am

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

  44. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 7:19 am

    A nice change from spandex tights!

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

  45. retromatt

    November 24, 2006 at 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 ?

  46. Chris Rimby

    November 24, 2006 at 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

  47. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 10:59 am

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

  48. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 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.

  49. Sam and Iso

    November 24, 2006 at 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!

  50. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 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.

  51. Robert Kennedy

    November 24, 2006 at 3:03 pm

    Please…accept my comments…

    I readed about yourself in Vogue…you’re very intelligent.

    Like you, I love the fashion.

    Good weekend.

  52. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 3:32 pm

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

  53. EMNH

    November 24, 2006 at 4:12 pm

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

  54. Anonymous

    November 24, 2006 at 8:22 pm

    Not Yale, Brown! Look at the color!

  55. Anonymous

    November 25, 2006 at 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.


  56. Poised over London

    November 25, 2006 at 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…

  57. Anonymous

    November 25, 2006 at 6:20 am

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

  58. Anonymous

    November 25, 2006 at 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!

  59. Kathleen

    November 26, 2006 at 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?!

  60. Anonymous

    November 28, 2006 at 2:28 am

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

  61. Anonymous

    September 11, 2007 at 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

  62. Anonymous

    September 11, 2008 at 6:53 pm

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

  63. sfgirl

    September 30, 2008 at 10:40 am


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


  64. Anonymous

    October 28, 2008 at 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!

  65. igor

    January 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    simplemente….. genial, un 10

  66. Glamour Daze

    August 29, 2010 at 11:33 am

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

  67. lindayoga

    August 8, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Wow.. the detail he went to. I love it!

  68. stefan

    September 11, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    re the question for the sweater – i could make one

  69. Monica

    January 26, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I’m sorry, but I don’t see vintage. The bike is modern and the clothes are quite modern as well, in my opinion, only the hat and his clothes’ colours make the look vintage. Apart from that, he looks sexy.

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