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.
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!
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 …….
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.
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
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!
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..
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! : )
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.