Monday, July 5, 2010

On the Street… Outside of the Principe Di Savoia, Milano

I swear I’m not obsessed with bikes, but it’s so nice to see, in our very casual modernity, someone doing something physical in a suit.

Being physical in a suit that fits well can look so graceful.

I mean, would Fred Astaire have looked so cool dancing in cargo shorts?

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  1. Jeremy

    July 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Ha love the Fred Astaire comment. Well put.

  2. beba

    July 5, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    You're right! (:

    Peace and love!

  3. Jennie Nhi Nguyen

    July 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    fashionable on a bike! : ]
    i like!

    xx http://asianeyedgirl.blogspot.com/

  4. Zuzolińska

    July 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    But I'm tottaly obsessed with bikes and this gentelman looks on his bike just gorgeous!

  5. miss ync

    July 5, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    indeed , a gentleman in suit on a bike , it's fun and cool !

  6. Bell

    July 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    All is not allowed in the dressing. Socks are required in that suit

  7. eva-christa

    July 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Yes! smart in bike , love it

    La Bise
    'ECH from pAris
    http://www.evachristahiag.blogspot.com

  8. Anonymous

    July 5, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I'm commenting on the comment: your point about Fred Astaire is brilliant!

  9. Elizabeth

    July 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Ditto, ditto, and go ahead and be obsesssed.
    When I lived in the Netherlands, I loved the way people, using their bikes for actual transportation, rode around in real clothes: trenches, suits, skirts with heels. No spandex, no helmets, no funny shoes.

  10. east side bride

    July 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    you are totally obsessed with bikes.

  11. rei

    July 5, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    oh my god, a pair of socks would make him so much graceful!!! …but not as much as your comment, love it-

  12. Denise le Clercq

    July 5, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Nice bike :-)

  13. Hildegard

    July 5, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    I'm sorry, I love it, but… YOU ARE OBSESSED WITH BIKES!!! ;-)

  14. Prutha

    July 5, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    heh..i dont think he would have looked cool in cargo shorts…

    love this shot

    http://donotshoeme.blogspot.com/

  15. .

    July 5, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I love this suit, even more so that it is on a man on a fabulous bicycle!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/daisical

  16. Johanna Urban

    July 5, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Can't agree more :)

    xx

    Johanna, Sweden
    ART, http://johannaurban.blogspot.com/

  17. Parker Westbrook

    July 5, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    I hope you will continue posting bicycle pictures, they are absolutely charming & would make a lovely book that bike lovers would enjoy.

  18. FASHION SNAG

    July 5, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I love all the blue and of course the bicycle! x

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  19. Anonymous

    July 5, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Oh come on now?! Is this The Sartorialist or the Quite-Nicely-Dressed-People-On-Hot-Bikes-A-List? I'm sick of this bike motif. Move on.

  20. Erik Hoff

    July 5, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Coming up with a suit that can deal with the active body perspiration will be equal to the 501 in my mind.

  21. Anonymous

    July 5, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Sick of the bikes already!

  22. chanteuse chérie

    July 5, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I think for the level of talent in Fred Astaire, he would look cool in just about anything, but the suits made him a gentleman… and who doesn't love a gentleman?

  23. Lee Oliveira

    July 5, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    They all seem to be able to get away with riding bikes with fabulous outfits there. If you did that here in Sydney in the summer time you would come across two problems 1. The humidity is so bad here in the middle of summer that you would arrive sweating like a pig. 2. You may not even arrive because you would probably be run down by a car or a taxi. I must try it one day and live to tell you all.

    LOx

  24. cee

    July 5, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    he's so elegant on the bike, love it!

    http://chaoticdesolation.blogspot.com

  25. SabinePsynopsis

    July 5, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    I'm totally obsessed with bicycles and with Italian cyclists – the most stylish 'bikers' around.

  26. Lisa Petrarca

    July 5, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Love the color of that suit! Once again the no sock look, it seems to be everywhere!

    I like your bike obsession Scott!J.K.

    We found a gift my brother left for us 19yrs. ago before his passing…we're sooo excited!

    http://lisapetrarca.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-late-brother-johns-missing-gift.html

  27. Anonymous

    July 5, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    This sock-less suit idea is silly. What is the point of wearing a suit without socks? It makes you look ridiculous.

  28. F3

    July 5, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    seriously – is it me? or only ppl in Italy can pull of this loafers with no socks look?

    http://f3style.blogpsot.com
    http://sweetlife-toronto.blogspot.com

  29. To Vogue or Bust

    July 5, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Even though you aren't, there's nothing wrong with being obsessed with bikes! Once I bought a "stylish" bike I felt the need to sport equally stylish outfits on it…it worked out well as now I'm obsessed with being stylish on my stylish bikes and my legs have never looked better.

    I love this shot, he is impeccably dressed and I think the bike just adds to his appeal.

    http://tovogueorbust.blogspot.com/

  30. chase.dakota

    July 5, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    ohhh how i wished i lived in Europe so i could ride my bike without compromising my outfit by wearing a helmet.

    http://www.chasedakota.blogspot.com

  31. Ninjagaiden78

    July 5, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I like the fact that he is riding a bike with a suit.

    windowshop78.blogspot.com

  32. Common Sense

    July 5, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Sorry, but

    No.

    It's just not right.

  33. Anonymous

    July 5, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    You know what? I think he actually would. He's just that good.

  34. cometary

    July 5, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    Amen!

  35. Marie

    July 5, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    That's a gorgeous pic.

    I just can't love the bare feet in shoes, so prevalent on that continent. It's effete beyond effeteness.

  36. Anonymous

    July 5, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Its okay to love bikes, I know I do.

    Elegant and whimsical.

    How could you not love them?

  37. Anonymous

    July 5, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    you obsessed with bikes? never.

  38. christopher

    July 5, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    the best thing about a well dressed man on a bike is that you can still see the little boy shining through the grown up exterior. it's an amazing thing to see, at least i think so.

  39. Amy Zaiss

    July 5, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    not nearly as cool! I love that you said that :)

  40. ksennish

    July 5, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I agree with many others here. This is a good look for a man walking down the street, not riding a bike. (although I feel a brown shoe would have looked a little better)

    As an avid cyclist, I know there is no way he would make it anywhere without being drenched in sweat, even if he was going at a leisurely pace (a cooler climate perhaps). A quick google of the Milan forecast told me it was about 90 F and humid there today and is staying consistently that. That was exactly the forecast in my town today and I could barely breathe outside in shorts and a t-shirt, let alone a suit.

    Nobody says you can't use a bike as a means of daily transportation. It's called riding to work in appropriate cycling attire and changing when you get there. I use to do it all the time when I worked close to home. This man is just absurd. Also, biking in the real world is dirty. I'd like to see the cuffs of those pants after a couple days of doing this.

    younggentsguide.blogspot.com

  41. Anonymous

    July 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Fred Astaire was the most elegant dresser of any time. He even rehearsed in grey flannels and a white shirt. But the real source of his elegance was from the inside … it was his modesty. Vanity is never elegant.

    Love your blog.

    Ellie

  42. diva inside

    July 5, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    The 'no sock' look must be European – haven't seen it here in Melbourne Australia??? I LOVE it – but is it sticky?????

  43. katkas

    July 5, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    great shot! i agree, love the suit and bike combination

    http://pieinmypants.blogspot.com/

  44. Nicole + World

    July 6, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Scott,

    1. Yes. It's incredible. It's why I love biking in dresses.

    2. I absolutely thought I had sucked every bit of style inspiration from your book. But I pulled it off the shelf today and was completely re-inspired. There are so many details in those images. The first time I look is a completely different experience than the second.
    The image I looked at was the young man with the punk rock hairstyle in a white shirt, skinny black tie, suit jacket, and jeans. He's slouched with his elbows on his knees. First time I looked I loved the tie. This time I love the hair, and I've been inspired to do something similar but in a more feminine way.
    I know you get this all the time, but: thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!

  45. Lord B.S. Whimsy

    July 6, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Sart's supposed 'obsession' with bikes pales in comparison to some folk's obsession with socks.

  46. Max

    July 6, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Adam Kimmel put out this excellent video of 2 guys downhill skateboarding with style and ease in fantastic sky-blue linen suits. http://vimeo.com/1654340

  47. DANNY

    July 6, 2010 at 1:28 am

    been dying for a blue suit. guessing it's time to get one.

    http://majorfiasco.blogspot.com

  48. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 1:39 am

    Bikes are poetic items. The shot is great. The guy is sexy in his own personal way (the bike adds to his idividual style).
    LOVE, Kelly

  49. kara lynn

    July 6, 2010 at 1:56 am

    goodness another italian without stockings. i love this!

  50. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 2:06 am

    you should do more bike shots. something about bicycling just ups people's style

  51. sisters in black frocks

    July 6, 2010 at 3:07 am

    I love this look…reminds me of wes anderson :)

    sisters in black frocks :)

  52. Alejandro

    July 6, 2010 at 3:16 am

    A suit with no socks is a personal choice for summer, some can pull it off, And some cannot. That's the beauty of fashion democracy… Everyone here loves fashion and bold statements so enjoy yours and let people do the same with theirs , fair enough?

    Love the blog!

  53. THESTREETFASHION5XPRO

    July 6, 2010 at 3:18 am

    you're right … it's really nice to see a person dressed in elegant on a bike as usual … great shot

  54. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Does anyone know what make/model bicycle that is? thanks! Great photo- another win!

  55. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 3:41 am

    He looks ever so slightly uncomfortable to me which doesn't exactly lend itself to the stylish, you do have to wonder just how stinky sockless shoes become in the summer months, all together a very unattractive package.

  56. ella

    July 6, 2010 at 3:43 am

    What a great shot :) Everything looks more elegant and sophisticated when it's done in a suit :)

  57. Shonwer

    July 6, 2010 at 3:48 am

    What a elegance! ;)
    Shonwer

    http://shonwer.blogspot.com/

  58. Melinda.Robicheaux

    July 6, 2010 at 3:57 am

    I'm always wearing heels when I'm biking. Does Audrey Hepburn did the same?
    That guy knows what he do.
    All the best.
    Maybe see you in Milano :))))

  59. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Will you people PLEASE get over your 'no-socks' hang-ups… it looks great; classic yet modern and gives a suit a great summertime spark. If you're worried about the hygiene aspect you can also get 'invisible' socks (not visible above the shoe) from ASOS if you wish (just ordered 3 pairs)…

    This guy wearing socks would just look like any other suited fellow on a bike – God is in the details. Has Sartorialist taught you nothing?!

  60. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 4:34 am

    Natural elegance italian!

  61. Román Iglesias

    July 6, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Don't like it at all

    http://coolneeded.blogspot.com

  62. Liz S

    July 6, 2010 at 4:42 am

    I like shoes with no socks but I feel with a suit, shirt and tie it looks wrong……or lazy or forgetful or something.

    Ellie–that's true what you wrote about Fred Astaire and I'd never really thought about why some look more elegant than others, but you have got the reason i think.

  63. Tristan

    July 6, 2010 at 5:12 am

    Can empathize with the helmet comment above, you'd never see this look in London. As for no socks, my father has been doing this for years, you get used to it, the shoe leather has to be very soft though. Very cool gent, well fitting suit, good cuff length, for extra cool factor, he appears to be smoking a cigar whilst riding! (his right hand).

  64. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Copenhagen is full of men like this one, in the morning, in the afternoon even in the evening :)

  65. Kérj tanácsot

    July 6, 2010 at 5:28 am

    You are not only obsessed with bikes, but also with men wearing suits but no socks on bikes… :-))

  66. E...

    July 6, 2010 at 5:31 am

    He's perfect but I don't like the shoes: I?d have preferred a pair of "gommini" or similar :)

  67. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 5:45 am

    Actually I hate it when my socks show, when picking sports socks I go for women sizes so it doesnt show, I also like to wear my suits without socks.

  68. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 5:56 am

    Thankfully the chain seems to have a cover. Without it, the oil splashes would be enough to deter most bicyclists from wearing their suits whilst riding.

  69. Tiffany

    July 6, 2010 at 6:10 am

    So nice when you say "I swear I'm not obsessed with bikes"! ;)

    http://www.mesvoyagesaparis.blogspot.com/

  70. Ainara

    July 6, 2010 at 6:38 am

    I love bikers!!
    I like a lot your blog and I read it but many times i don´t write a comment because my english is horrible.
    A lot of kisses from spain!!

  71. Cameron

    July 6, 2010 at 6:51 am

    "Air hose" violated my school's dress code and their subversive appeal endures. That said, cycling could also rock some killer socks.

  72. Elena

    July 6, 2010 at 7:15 am

    socksless is lovely!

  73. Valentine

    July 6, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Loving this pict…. He look so elegant… If Fred was still alive he would have probably dress the same way… ;-)

    http://valentineavoh.blogspot.com/
    -the diary of a belgian stylist-

  74. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 7:35 am

    Does anyone know who the bicycle is made by?

  75. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 7:53 am

    This is a throwback. In Ireland and later in England, my father always drove to work on a bike, as did thousands of others. Everyone wore their regular clothes (which were not sports clothes) but dresses and suits and uniforms, &c.

    You could have another contest.

  76. 俊輔

    July 6, 2010 at 8:07 am

  77. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Bike might be a Dutch Gazelle, cannot tell. Does anyone know what shoes this fine-looking gentleman is wearing?

  78. CLAUDIA C.

    July 6, 2010 at 8:30 am

  79. scottj31

    July 6, 2010 at 8:53 am

    dude what you are obsessed with is the leather shoes with no socks thing. maybe the leather is butter soft and comfortable. but I always think of what one of my jock friends told me in 1972 or so, when we'd just started wearing Adidas — 'track shoes' as daily wear. he said always wear socks or your shoes and feet will smell terrible. and he was right… so I know it's super trendy but it's kind of gross.

  80. Karnit

    July 6, 2010 at 9:27 am

    I was amazed to see so many amazigly dressed people riding their bikes in Italy, without the slightest bit of inhibition about ruining their best getup.
    http://www.theconceptdresser.com

  81. Clazzerati

    July 6, 2010 at 9:31 am

    Lovely.

  82. Henning Pfeifer

    July 6, 2010 at 9:43 am

    Hmmmm…
    Normally I dont like blue (on me), but in the last time often blue suits were shown here. So I will take out the blue suit my father once wore. To complete the look, I bought some american pomade today- You can only buy them in Afro-Beauty-shops in Europe, I found out today!

  83. pinky

    July 6, 2010 at 10:08 am

    and he's smoking a cigar too! HA!
    cool dude

  84. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 10:29 am

    you sure are pushing lardini hard man

  85. CĂ­rculo Yarns - Brazil

    July 6, 2010 at 10:37 am

    It looks like a classic italian movie…

  86. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Why does everyone assume this look without socks is actually really without them. Women wear those invisible socks all the time and I'm sure many of those men you photograph do also. I like the look, and I bet they like the breeze on their ankles.

  87. Cormac

    July 6, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Your blog is my homepage and I have not noticed any obsession with bikes at all. Like cars and pedestrians, bikes are just a ubiquitous part of the street scene in the cities you chronicle. (But you can’t see what people are wearing so easily when they are in cars!)

    I do chare your love if men in suits and suited men riding bikes. Riding bikes in suits is easy and no sweatier than walking; it just clashes with the bike culture in the US where people see bikes as purely recreational/sport vehicles and not transit. This gentleman’s bike looks distinctly European because it has a shielded chain, mudguards on the wheels, and up-right handlebars – all of which characterize bikes built for dignified commuting rather than speed and sweat.

    I do count myself among those waiting for the sockless fad to go. Socks are as cool an element in a man’s wardrobe as ties and far more essential in terms of function. It is neither hygienic (objectively) nor attractive (IMHO) to go sockless. Let us hope this man is liner height socks under there.

  88. Cormac

    July 6, 2010 at 11:13 am

    By the way, in 1959, Astaire starred in a television play on GE True Theatre entitled "Man on a Bicycle." I've never seen it, but if anyone can dig-up the footage it might actually have images of our man Fred riding.

  89. Fabio LE CALZATURE

    July 6, 2010 at 11:28 am

    BLU… Mega!

  90. Arash Mazinani

    July 6, 2010 at 11:50 am

    looks perfect considering doing physical exercise

    http://www.arashmazinani.com

  91. loca

    July 6, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    I also quite enjoy seeing professional men in suits devouring gelato on their lunch breaks. There's something so fun about the juxtaposition of such things, that these men loosen their ties a bit to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Thus, your men-on-bikes-in-suits photos are always some of my favorites, serving as refeshing snipets of reality to show that clothes don't predilect anything really.

  92. Susan

    July 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Bikes are a great accessory to a clean and sleek outfit!

    http://mushitushi.blogspot.com

  93. kelly frances

    July 6, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    how does one manage to look so graceful on a bicycle

    <33
    heelsandinspiration.blogspot.com

  94. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    You aren't obsessed with bikes. The people you photograph riding them make it look so effortless,and romantic…and they are so stylish. Only in Europe.

  95. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I Love Blue Suits!!!! Perfect

    Look at my pics if you like timeless fashion: http://lookbook.nu/look/855087-waiting-for-colors

    greets

  96. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    I like the modernity of this. Men here in suits do not ride bikes, nor do they look like they have much fun. They drive to work, drive home, and wear charcoal suits.

  97. lark

    July 6, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    And I like the wearing of the suit without sox…it makes the suit a true item of casual and dress wear.

  98. Anonymous

    July 6, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    All this talk is very encouraging as I recently started to ride my bike to work and I need to dress professionally.
    It is very interesting how people take so much notice of it.
    Maybe Dallas is not quite ready for this kind of thing, but it really feels good …who knows I can pave the way for others.

    Thank you for this photo and blog comments as it really re-inforced what I was not entirely sure about doing recently. I like it.

    However the no sock will have be reserved for the weekend for now THX SAR!

    p.s. he looks so natural in what he is doing here in this photo.

  99. Nicole

    July 6, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    That suit fits him perfectly! Nothing like a tailored suit!

  100. Beth

    July 6, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    wearing various shades of blue is not an easy look to pull off, but he does it well. It's cool, crisp and clean & I am a big fan of going sock-less!

    http://www.styleguru.ca

  101. Jack the Stripper

    July 6, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I'm really tired of all these italian guys with classic shoes with no socks. Must be the bel-paese trend for this summer. no shoes, johnnydeppesque bracelets and gallons of gel on the hair.
    Give us back our calzine, please!

  102. Tangent Magazine

    July 6, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Beautiful suit, I can't believe he is able to ride a bike wearing it. Amazing!

    xo Tangent Mag

  103. DW Quilt Art

    July 6, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    This is what I love about Europeans…the bike is a means of transportation, and one can dress normally, or elegantly, while biking. Why oh why must Californians wear horrible spandex when biking??

  104. Michiel

    July 7, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Haha… You should come to Amsterdam. Hundreds of men are riding their bikes in a suit everyday, although few of them as elegantly as this Italian gentleman. It's probably so common here because we don't consider riding a bike as more physical than walking.

  105. Anonymous

    July 7, 2010 at 3:45 am

    Biking without head protection is dangerous, especiallly in Rome where drivers are crazy. They can make the safety helmut a fashion accesory!

    Ivan with the good nose

  106. Anonymous

    July 7, 2010 at 8:34 am

    No. He would have looked like an american tourist losing his shit.

  107. Anonymous

    July 7, 2010 at 9:32 am

    To Anonymous comment ends in shit.

    If a Jean Paul Gaultier model walks down the runway in a Savile Row pinstripe 3 piece and a crush helmut you would think its a masterpiece, wouldn't you? Be brave, be confident, be creative and be the first!!

    Ivan with the good nose

  108. dylans

    July 7, 2010 at 10:50 am

    The colors and materials are neatly put together.. For people obsessed with the socks things, its just more practical/refreshing in the summer, try it (in Italy no1 would mind cuz every1 does it!) It would look even better perhaps on some other guy, cuz he seems to have been putting too much effort on it.. with the cigar in hand biking, really lol!!

  109. Anonymous

    July 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    @ Michiel said…
    Interestingly enough my bike is called Amsterdam and looks alot like the one Scott photographed here.

    Dressing is something I enjoy and try do well everyday and I thought bike riding might limit that considering it gets upto and above 100 degrees here in Dallas.

    However Dallas drivers regard for cyclist may not be the same as those in Amsterdam.

    THXSAR!

  110. Luna Sockless

    July 7, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    I do agree with Lord B.S. Whimsy!! Enough sockless haters already… please give us a rest! :) It's not "the bel-paese trend for this summer"! I can assure you it works like this since ages (here in Italy at least)!! If you want I can show you pics of my granfather, father and brother in the 50, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 00's wearing leather shoes and no socks in summer.

    Anyway: LOVELY shades of blue this guy has!!!! However I don't like the shoes.

    For people asking who makes this bike: I think pretty much every bicycle manufacturer in Europe makes a model like this: it's just the typical gents urban bike.

    Here u can find an exemple: http://www.atala.it/index.php?option=com_sgicatalog&task=view&id=9891&Itemid=705

    Atala, Bianchi, Batavus or as suggested by someone else: Royal Dutch Gazelle

  111. Johannes S.

    July 8, 2010 at 4:27 am

    I skateboard in a suit for this Hogan shoot.
    Check it out.
    http://www.wyatttroll.com/HOGAN_HD_WEB.mov

  112. Anonymous

    July 8, 2010 at 9:54 am

    I wear a suit & heavy leather wingtips every day without socks simply because it looks incredible. I also enjoy the attention it seems to attract. I am always surprised by those opposed on this blog. I will admit though, that after a long work day, my feet do feel less than fresh.

  113. Anonymous

    July 8, 2010 at 9:56 am

    I would love living in a city perfect for bikes (not the case of Madrid…)

    http://sinmanolos.blogspot.com/

  114. Jan van der Walden

    July 8, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Did anyone recognized the bikes brand, it looks brand new. Could be Bianchi. What is it?

  115. Otto Vankerkhove

    July 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    so true!!
    thats why i'm so in love with Italy, they seem to do it more often..

    kind regards,

    Otto Vankerkhove

    http://ottovankerkhove.blogspot.com

  116. Anonymous

    July 8, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Since there have been three questions about the brand of bike — one might expect it to be a Bianchi, but the head badge looks to me like the Heron which would be found on a Raleigh "Tourist" (also known as a "DL-1"). The Raleigh would be 40-45 years old, but they are certainly around. Bianchi was manufacturing a classic "Dutch-style" (upright, enclosed chain, fenders, etc.) bike just a couple of years ago, but I can't immediately find a link on the web.

    Note the rod brakes. No cables.

  117. Anonymous

    July 8, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Similar bike, perhaps a couple of years later:

    http://www.bianchi.com/It/Bikes/Bikes_Detail.aspx?ProductIDMaster=1755

  118. Izzen

    July 9, 2010 at 8:56 am

  119. W: Home

    July 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    They all seem to be able to get away with riding bikes with fabulous outfits there. If you did that here in Sydney in the summer time you would come across two problems 1. The humidity is so bad here in the middle of summer that you would arrive sweating like a pig. 2. You may not even arrive because you would probably be run down by a car or a taxi. I must try it one day and live to tell you all.

  120. everyday a floor show

    July 9, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    now that's my hotel there…be sure to pick up the no show socks for the italians know best…calvin makes them here in the states…

  121. bill--chicago

    July 9, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Do we know the bike he is on? I tried to see if anyone knew, but I did not see.

  122. Anonymous

    July 9, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Nobody told me Jon Lovitz moved to Italy!

  123. andreaffm

    July 10, 2010 at 6:30 am

    No, this is an Italian bike, probably an Umberto Dei:
    http://umbertodei.it/index.php?option=com_sgicatalog&task=view&id=1&Itemid=99&lang=it

    Only italian bikes have the lamp positioned that high. And the special brakes. Problem is: You only get them in Italy. I have imported mine recently to Germany, because I an sort of obsessed with classic italian bikes.

  124. Anonymous

    July 11, 2010 at 9:42 am

    And besides all these he has a cigar in his hand. That's totally italian! :)

  125. Anonymous

    July 11, 2010 at 11:40 am

    do think socks should always go with a suit, would have added to the whole look, if he had socks in the same blue as the tie.

  126. Anonymous

    July 12, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Sorry, but the 'no-socks-and-dress-shoes' look just doesn't work for me. It just make the person look like a dork. It was a cliche with Don Johnson & Miami Vice, and it's a real misstep now. Just my .02

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    July 13, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    The Blues

  128. Cazenove Agricole

    July 13, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    No helmut?

  129. Cazenove Agricole

    July 13, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    This gentleman is certainly not Italian…
    For if he was, his mother never would have let him out of the house without his helmut.

  130. Anonymous

    July 14, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Is that a "Flying Pigeon"?

  131. marianne

    July 15, 2010 at 10:54 am

    This is a site I could never tire of and which I always cherish when visiting Italy. If you've never been there and seen someone so elegant and well-dressed riding a bike, you'd think this was posed from a photo shoot. Quintessential Italy. So civilized and painfully chic.

  132. Laura

    July 20, 2010 at 6:36 am

    I live in Holland… I see guys in suits riding a bike all the time. Nothing too special about it (I think anyway)

  133. izzy anne

    August 5, 2010 at 8:16 am

    OMG.i live in malaysia n i never see anything like this ! funny, but i think it's cool, in a way though :P

  134. Marco

    September 6, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    I see this guy in via Brera often…always biking with a suit on

  135. Anonymous

    June 23, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Look at the bike..
    It's an Umberto Dei, the RR of bikes.

  136. elisaeva

    September 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I love the ensemble, nice suit and fantastic bike… but where are the socks?!!!!

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