You’re absolutely right. When I used to blog about other people’s style, I often found that the cyclists in Toronto were often some of the most best dressed and stylish people around, and also some of the hardest to photographs because they’d always give me and my camera the slip. :)
This is a terrific blog and always appreciate the comments but why does everyone who has an ‘opinion’ now have to shamelessly plug their own URL? It feels to me like going to a concert to enjoy the experience and having to look past a thousand i-phones which are recording the moment for posterity. Can’t humans experience something without then feeling the necessity to destroy it?
@Gijs, it’s a vintage English Raleigh; chances are the saddle is an English Brooks.
@Noreen, the chain is completely covered; pants can’t touch the chain.
@ Jon, I hear you; a click on my name plugs other blogs.
Beautiful vintage Raleigh bike-have a similar one myself. Love the seat, headlamp and panniers. Nice how the back vent of his coat is so functional for riding a bike. And he is dressed to perfection. Agree w/Jon re everyone’s URLs, as well.
I love it when you post pics of well dressed men. Specially those of a certain age. It always brings a smile to my face. Reminds me of my parents, both of which I’ve never ever seen wearing jeans or shorts. Don’t get me wrong I love jeans and shorts but neither of them would even consider it.
Great shots, Sart! This gent is seems vintage without seeming vintage at all. I am pretty sure he’s wearing Paraboot shoes. I bought my first pair in Paris, 1994, and I still have them. They are not only classic, but indestructible and beautifully made.
I love that he seems to just be a well dressed commuter on his way into work. It is so natural and unpretentious for him to be touring around-looking dapper-on his bicycle. Why do we never see this here in the states? A well-dressed, mature business man dressed nicely and very unselfconsciously riding his bike-just doesn’t happen in the Midwest…
Burberry’s has stopped producing this kind of tweed coat. And the ones they are now selling doe not display the same quality at all! So this guy must be happy for having managed to grab this one before the unfortunate change! And it still looks great!