Sunday, January 18, 2009

On the Street…..Cycle Style, Florence


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  1. XCAL

    January 18, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Love the socks and the bag!

  2. Patrick

    January 18, 2009 at 11:33 am

    He is wearing extremely classic clothing and riding a very modern bike. I like it a lot.

  3. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    January 18, 2009 at 11:48 am

    The man is dressed well and riding the eco-friendliest solution. :D

  4. pulp & witticism

    January 18, 2009 at 12:01 pm

    The charm is in the details. The robin’s egg socks peeking out and look how they magically match the bicycle. Are you born with it or is it taught?

  5. my greatest intervention

    January 18, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    speaking of socks.. great picture!

  6. thomas

    January 18, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    love the socks!

  7. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Socks coordinated too! Handsome

  8. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    What a nice cycling outfit, and it really compliments the man. Also I love the socks… it seems as if socks are the newest trend eh? :)

  9. this too will pass

    January 18, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    great blog and photos

  10. Bo

    January 18, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I love the peep of socks that are the same color as that beautiful bike.

  11. Steve

    January 18, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I love how the socks match the bike.

  12. Sinatra's Shadow

    January 18, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    A much better pair of socks to highlight than the previous photo!

  13. Zoe

    January 18, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    I’m loving how the socks match the bike! Awesome bag, too.

    Still, what really draws me into the picture – and I’m guessing caught your eye, Sart – is his whole demeanor. Leaning casually backwards (onto a bicycle, no less), naturally folded arms, unfussy collar, and of course the perfectly placed cap atop that expression.

  14. Yvette

    January 18, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Always so much more stylish where the laws don’t enforce helmet use.

  15. BPB

    January 18, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    …those socks. amazing.

  16. Ivy Lane

    January 18, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Yep, That’s definitely cycle style all right! LOVE IT!

  17. Criss

    January 18, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    I love the socks!

  18. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    what a man. love it.

  19. john benjamin pritchett

    January 18, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Socks and bike matching! Wonderful! Love the bag too!

  20. Zoe Langdell

    January 18, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Socks and bike to match, excellent. I hope he doesn’t ride with the bag so precariously balanced. He’s going for a more smart than tech look, I find the balance hard, good clothes aren’t usually fast clothes. And he probably knows it’s not going to rain!

  21. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    now this is really excellent …… not only has this chap matched his sock colour with his bicycle the pattern matches the x shape of the frame ……. even his beard seems to have a silver- blue tinge but i’m possibly getting slightly carried away …….

  22. Gabriela

    January 18, 2009 at 1:40 pm


  23. Fred

    January 18, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Scott here is Fred from Red Wing was nice to meet you at the fair and speak to you personally. Good Eye and good shots from the fair. I am in Barcelona joining the next fair …

    Best regards Fred

  24. Tina Frey Designs

    January 18, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Nice picture! I wonder if he knows his socks match nicely with his bike?!

  25. Allen - East Hampton

    January 18, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Dapper Dan, indeed!

  26. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    i like his style, especially the hat and the socks.
    just the bike doesn´t fit in or matches his style.
    i´d like to see him on a bike like this or an real old one.

  27. Diogo Torres

    January 18, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    You have to visit Lisbon and take some photos here

  28. -h of candid cool

    January 18, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    He reminds me a bit of Sean Connery. Not at bad thing at all.
    Great cap!

  29. secondvurss

    January 18, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    not sure where the clothing style is in this shot. he’s an interesting specimen, that goes without saying. i have a feeling that any other guy with the same specs would have gone unnoticed. sock details are nice but i don’t think that this is what makes the picture interesting or different.

  30. jjctny

    January 18, 2009 at 2:51 pm


  31. Laroux

    January 18, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I love it when Italian’s dress in a classic “English” style, they always pull it off so well!


  32. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Ok, now I´ll have to start matching my whole outfit, including socks, with my bike. I´m glad my bike is black and classical. His shoes are just lovely.

  33. Rita

    January 18, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    The focus on this picture is unbelievable!

  34. alice

    January 18, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    he looks good on that bicycle!

  35. Alex

    January 18, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    This is ITALY-Style!!!!!!!

    I love it!

  36. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Just grrrrrrreat! Socks and bike in similar color ;-)

  37. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Smart dresser, but how smart is he really? Rides a brand new bike around the city – that jank is going to get stolen.

  38. Kay

    January 18, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    More sock action.
    I love the collar of his coat, just perfect

  39. anonwomen

    January 18, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    the socks are perfect! I love the way the colour matches the bike and the check has illustions to the spokes of the wheel.

  40. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Confidence in command of the street. Reminds me of Sean Connery. But would Connery wear those socks? With those shoes?

  41. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    How is he wearing white pants and no strap to keep the pants on his right leg from flopping around? This should result in major chain grease on his white chinos.

  42. Asian Models Blogger

    January 18, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I was in Florence last week too and am blown away at how well everyone dressed. It was my first time there but I went unprepared. :-(

    Next time, I’ll bring a trunk full of chic clothes.

    Love your Florence coverage.

    Looking forward to your book.

  43. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    The man dresses nicely. Your pictures are very inspiring. Being a young sartorialiste (is that how you say the female version?) your blog is very helpful. I have recently bought a new camera and can’t wait to take pictures

  44. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    WoW! Stylish & elegant all the way around…

  45. diane

    January 18, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    OMG, the socks match the bike!
    Anybody else think this guy looks a little like Sean Connery, who is still the sexiest man alive in my book?

  46. Mad Hatter

    January 18, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I like his look, Ol’ Englash

  47. Sara

    January 18, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Love the socks!

  48. Cris

    January 18, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    surprising bag :-)

    and I love his socks… so unexpected!

    he must have a good sense of humour.

    regards from Barcelona!

  49. Chantal

    January 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    The socks!!! see how can you not love someone who pays attention to detail!!

  50. The Concrete Commentator

    January 18, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Love the Bag!

  51. Arya

    January 18, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    this man has tons of personality from his face down to the socks. Great picture!

  52. Jack Daniel

    January 18, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Great pose!

  53. suzanne nelson

    January 18, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Wow – matching your socks to your bicycle? i think that has to be a man thing… I love the way his cap is so perfectly positioned.
    Sart – sensing your interest in footwear – when you are in Rome visit Gammarelli and the other ecclesiastical outfitters in the Piazza della Minerva, not far from the Pantheon and treat yourself to some of those Bishop’s violet or Cardinal’s red silk socks!

  54. Anonymous

    January 18, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    like the shoes. looks like they could kick some #[email protected]%

  55. sharon

    January 18, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    The man knows how to dress….I like it.

  56. swile67

    January 18, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Love his socks and the fact that they match his bike!!!

  57. Anonymous

    January 19, 2009 at 1:12 am

    SPEAKING ABOUT SOCKS… these do make an outfit, not the others. love it that they match the bike! sartorialist to the point of considering his bike an accesory.

  58. Chloe

    January 19, 2009 at 3:55 am

    I love how his socks match the color of the bike and how his facial hair matches his hat and how his bag matches nothing at all. His gaze matches mine–silver fox? :p

  59. Ziga

    January 19, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Awesome pics!

  60. Dominica

    January 19, 2009 at 6:39 am

    The bike sure makes him trendier than any car would !!
    What a great pose !!
    Love his cap !

  61. JP

    January 19, 2009 at 7:11 am

    He looks terrific

    you can tell he dresses appropriately for whatever he does with great style

  62. sanfairyann

    January 19, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Is it the socks? Is it the bag? Or is it the man? Love it any which way.

  63. Anonymous

    January 19, 2009 at 9:10 am

    great hat !! really casual style.


  64. Dan in Richmond

    January 19, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Ditto the socks/collar/cap and his overall demeanor.I like the fact that he’s wearing stone colored pants on a bike- not really such a problem unless your pants are wide, it’s a windy day or you’re in a race. It shows a confident disregard for obsessive practicality, which seems right for him..

  65. Fran Rosa

    January 19, 2009 at 12:29 pm

    I love everything is this picture… But I love more the building behind the man! Wonderful City =)

    Fran Rosa

  66. Tiger Fodder

    January 19, 2009 at 12:52 pm

    The whole look is very distinguished. I also love the pants and the fact he is riding a bike without a chain guard. I love the shoes, very classic. The socks make the whole outfit.

  67. Honeygo Beasley

    January 19, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    What’s cool? The gray in his beard … the chinos … the collar up … the cap … the arms folded … the bag … the bike … the angle of his feet … his shiny shoes … his socks that match the bike. The gray and blue and white and brown. Keen!
    : )

  68. Anonymous

    January 19, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    i cant get over the fact that the socks ACTUALLY match the BIKE! hahahaha LOVE IT.

  69. Anonymous

    January 19, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Yes! A man not afraid to look like a man. Love it.

  70. IRENE

    January 20, 2009 at 7:30 am

    I have this to say: Where do you find them? Where are they hiding? Why am I not there?

  71. Anonymous

    January 20, 2009 at 9:47 am

    LOVE IT. and the golden trio: Socks, bike and bag is increaduble.

  72. ricola

    January 20, 2009 at 9:57 am

    Yes, the socks. But the beard. The expression under a fantastic tweed cap.

  73. amyw

    January 20, 2009 at 10:43 am

    I love the unabashed confidence. And the socks :)

  74. denada

    January 20, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Fantastique! I love cycle-chic!!

  75. chrissybella

    January 21, 2009 at 2:28 am

    love it!!

  76. Philippe Laurichesse

    January 21, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Can someone please tell me the model and make of the bicycle in the photograph ?

    Philippe Laurichesse

  77. crowsfeet

    January 21, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    What’s not to love? If I were riding my bicycle and saw him I just might pretend to have lost my lock and invite him for espresso if we could just lock our bikes together long enough to run into a shop.

  78. Miriam Parkman

    January 22, 2009 at 4:03 am

    It’s amazing that he’s matching his socks with his bike!

    Stylish man.

  79. YourFriend

    January 22, 2009 at 9:27 am

    Like the socks, however I would prefer to see him om one of those old school Grandpa bicycles, you see a lot in Amsterdam.

  80. Anonymous

    January 22, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Looks like Thomas Friedman… is this him?

  81. Anonymous

    March 8, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Assurance is a fine attribute! Now,
    does he share when moved? One can only hope!

  82. wewillfightonthebeaches

    November 13, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Very nice, but is it practical? Oil streaks will soon be appearing on thos nice bright trousers.

  83. alex m.

    November 6, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Sorry, but this guy is a model only. Regular bicyclist would need to roll or blouse his pant leg to avoid greasing those very nice bone colored trousers.

  84. Bang gia Chevrolet

    November 27, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    old man but young man

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