Thursday, March 15, 2012

On the Street… Somewhere in the Rive Gauche, Paris


The problem with shooting chic cyclists is that they are hard to catch up with.


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  1. Natasha Fatah

    March 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    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. :)


  2. WOWS

    March 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    I always think about have a photo session riding a bicycle…but I never make the decission.

    Can you help me? Which of my styles fits better? You can watch them in my blog.

    ❤♡❤♡❤♡ ❤♡❤♡❤♡

  3. Charlotte

    March 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm

  4. Alison

    March 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I love this! He really is very stylish.

  5. irene

    March 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm

  6. Elena

    March 15, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    So elegant and distinguished man!

  7. Gijs

    March 15, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Is that a Lepper saddle?

  8. Aurélie & Angelo

    March 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    How very distinguished! Beautiful coat! Classic!

  9. modelovers

    March 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    The coat is so great!

  10. helena

    March 15, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    It must be funny to see you running around trying to get a snap!
    Like the yellow gloves, very trendy! I wish bicycles were cooler in Madrid…


  11. Joseph Kent

    March 15, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I never thought about running after them. I always think people would see me as a little strange.

  12. Mallika

    March 15, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    This is soo cute!

    Hahaha, hope shooting this wasn’t too hard ;)

    x Mallika

  13. Leira Zetroc

    March 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    How idealistic!

    The Quiet Spaces

  14. Maria

    March 15, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Love the first picture! Love the combination of colors!

  15. GIULIA

    March 15, 2012 at 4:59 pm

  16. Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    March 15, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I love it! This looks like it belongs in the Vintage Photos series (which I love too).


  17. Bohemian Style

    March 15, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Love the corduroy pants.

  18. K. melis

    March 15, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Ι love this blog… makes me optimist

  19. noreen

    March 15, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    unless you are also on your bike. glad you caught him! i’m impressed his pants do not get stuck in the chain, too.

  20. Giorgia

    March 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    It actually is sooo hard to take pics at cyclists, today in milan I was just like shouting “please slow down a bit! i have to take a picc!”
    And when you miss your occasion you get so upset!

    Fab photos though!!

    xxx Giorgia

  21. Jon

    March 15, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    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?

  22. Frederick

    March 15, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Nice to see that tweeds are coming back in. Very nice series. Thx!

  23. Blogger

    March 15, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    He looks great!

  24. Pierre à Amsterdam

    March 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Un matin sur la rue de Vaugirard, entre l’Odéon et le Luxembourg, n’est-ce pas?

  25. PassionShirt

    March 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I dressed very similar to this chap and my wife asked me to change clothes. This style lokks great on him.

  26. Albana

    March 15, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Those gloves!!

  27. Kyra

    March 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I agree with Jon!

  28. Johnny

    March 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Amazing shot and what a style this man has!!!

  29. Aga's suitcase

    March 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Great style!

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  30. helene

    March 15, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Great! Love the coat with the yellow gloves – distinguished a n d stylish.

  31. Wild Dakota

    March 15, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    so reminds me of my grandpa.thats why i love these photos.

  32. Michael

    March 15, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    The solution to catching up with chic cyclists? Be on your bike as well! Just like Bill Cunningham.

  33. monkeyshines

    March 15, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    classy pattern!


  34. Estel

    March 15, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    nice picture!!! I like his coat!!!!

  35. Sharon

    March 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    The look on this man’s face in the second photo is priceless!

  36. Diane

    March 15, 2012 at 6:20 pm


  37. carole

    March 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    What a beautiful coat!!

  38. Rodney

    March 15, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    This is the most dapper bike rider I have ever seen.

  39. Grey Fox

    March 15, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    I admire cyclists who feel they don’t have to wear helmets and full cycling kit, but I suspect the roads of Paris are safer for cyclists than those of London.

    Grey Fox searching for style in middle age

  40. Bonnie McCarthy

    March 15, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    In a word: Elegant! Also, congrats on your CFDA award!! Well done & well deserved!!

  41. Simbarashe

    March 15, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    That’s funny. Especially if this one was a speedster.

  42. Christine

    March 15, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    I like these photos so much.




  43. [email protected]

    March 15, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    That is so true, so tell us the secret! BTW, elegant man. So glad you caught him.

  44. chantal

    March 15, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    i want his bike!

  45. Dress and Dish: Lana

    March 15, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    LOVE the coat!!! Um and the bike…

  46. princessglee

    March 15, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    The very epitome of chic.

  47. Stylogasm

    March 15, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Life in the fast lane..

    Kudos for these great shots AND award!!!

  48. Name*

    March 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    ON the rive gauche.

  49. Mark Williams

    March 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Very natty dresser…that coat is the most!

  50. Monsieur Marcel

    March 15, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    @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.

  51. CultureShockArt

    March 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I don’t know where to begin. Too adorable for words. Well, here are some: the coat w/ the collar up and gloves are fantastic.

  52. antique engagement rings

    March 15, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I love the overcoat!

  53. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    March 16, 2012 at 12:01 am

    This man is kinda giving us a lesson on simple but chic lifestyle. Amazing pic.
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.
    @cristianpavezd on Twitter.

  54. ann

    March 16, 2012 at 12:22 am

    My hubby is building a vintage bike! At first I was like dear gawd =/ then I saw these photos and now maybe I can take photos next to it. LOL

  55. Jewelryee

    March 16, 2012 at 1:19 am

    OLD MAN WITH A BIKE, so cute!

  56. David

    March 16, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Beautiful Raleigh. I’m also a big fan of the Brooks saddles and panniers. Allez!

  57. olena

    March 16, 2012 at 2:08 am

  58. Scarlett

    March 16, 2012 at 3:00 am

    I can just feel the crispy cold air from the first photo. I love it.

  59. Iqra

    March 16, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Very dapper !

  60. Regina

    March 16, 2012 at 3:34 am

    He is so chic!!

  61. Madrid boy

    March 16, 2012 at 3:39 am

    I don´t know to what extent should be confortable riding a bike with such a coat
    I would encourage all the chic cyclists on the planet to take short coats

  62. Thefashionalists

    March 16, 2012 at 3:42 am

  63. La Vie Quotidienne by Sartorialist

    March 16, 2012 at 4:48 am

    I need this grandfather…=) love the style from this old man…Love second pic…great work.

    XOXO from Munich

    La Vie Quotidienne

  64. bonnie, clyde and marni

    March 16, 2012 at 5:12 am

  65. serdane

    March 16, 2012 at 6:05 am

    You seem to master this !! great pictures

  66. divadellecurve

    March 16, 2012 at 6:18 am

    lovely coat. I like that fact that you never take easy choices…

  67. blank apparel

    March 16, 2012 at 8:07 am

    in this age these types of looks it is really good to see…….

  68. debbie

    March 16, 2012 at 8:38 am

    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.

  69. marg

    March 16, 2012 at 8:47 am

    Entirely ellegant man. Great gloves!

    see my own story on:

  70. Xeana

    March 16, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Stylish man! We love this photo.


  71. Charikleia

    March 16, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Come on Scott!!! Cyclists can wait!!!


    This is the big news now!!!

    All the best and please keep on doing what you do, and hold us up to date with style and fashion in your own special way.

    You and Garance deserve every bit of joy and honour coming with the award!

    A big kiss from Greece!

  72. Charlotte Wilder

    March 16, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Yes, but when you do catch up with them it’s all worth it.

  73. douglas

    March 16, 2012 at 11:40 am

    trés trés chic

  74. Hotcelebration

    March 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    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.

  75. Sally

    March 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    How many men out there would consider an exaggerated collar such as this? Just curious.

  76. IS THIS IT? models review

    March 16, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Chic cyclists are always the best…

  77. Stephanie

    March 16, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    So much energy!!!

  78. Street Lovely

    March 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    The exaggerated plaid material with the giant collar rock. Do you think he has different colored bikes depending on his outfit?
    Street Lovely

  79. Boong

    March 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    he looks so cool :)

  80. bertrand

    March 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Belles chaussures
    Doit pas être commode à table

  81. Meo

    March 16, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    STILE!! 100%

  82. Bill

    March 16, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    A nice gentleman!

  83. Pedro

    March 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Superb style. Quite inspiring.

  84. Ingrid // Prety Harbord

    March 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I like the bike of this elegant gentleman!
    Pretty Harbor // Jewellery

  85. Benjamin Raucher

    March 16, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Nice coat.


  86. clarity enhanced diamonds

    March 16, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Such an elegant photo!

  87. Nastya Said

    March 17, 2012 at 2:31 am

    thanks to these people fashion will be always inspired

  88. TP

    March 17, 2012 at 3:43 am

    “The problem with shooting chic cyclists is that they are hard to catch up with.”

    Yes – both physically and in style.

  89. sofas | Julian

    March 17, 2012 at 5:06 am

    Excellent coat version, sure I like and buy it next season, was looking for something similar for me.

  90. sofas | Julian

    March 17, 2012 at 5:18 am

    I like the coat and photos, go far beyond style, was looking for something similar for me.

  91. Cardiff Cycle Chic

    March 17, 2012 at 6:00 am

    Yes we share your problem on a daily basis! But we get the shot thankfully !

  92. Frankie

    March 17, 2012 at 8:32 am

    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.

  93. Mary Murnane

    March 17, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Classic elegance—lovely shot!

  94. Mezzanine

    March 17, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    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…

  95. Name*

    March 17, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I can’t decide which is cooler; The guy or the bike, but both are pretty great. Love the big, big coat with little checks.

  96. Jane Alisa

    March 18, 2012 at 6:05 am

    Such a chic look, love his amazing jacket.


  97. koolphoto

    March 18, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Ohhh, what a vintage bicycle!….And the coat it´s amazing too…

  98. John

    March 18, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    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!

  99. Dlight

    March 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    He’s definitely veeeery chic! And I’ve tried shooting people riding bikes…A huge failure but I’m too optimistic to surrender!

    Dlight from Paris

    La Rue A Du Style

  100. suzy

    March 18, 2012 at 11:42 pm

  101. augusto

    March 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    The shot is great as usual, and more if possible…
    You captured some great historical brands and a unique face all togetether.
    Paraboots were not seen in a while in a “fashion blog”.


  102. LaBella Luxe

    March 19, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Very handsome gentleman on the bike! He’s sharp looking and he rocks!

  103. Archerphoto

    March 19, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Impeccable look!

  104. Marc

    March 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Beautiful. Classic.

  105. Daniel

    March 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Great, great photo. The bike is as well-dressed as he is.

    PS. Could the URL field in the comment box have anything to do with all the links pointing back to commenters’ blogs?

  106. clarity enhanced diamonds

    March 21, 2012 at 11:48 am

    His overcoat is wonderful!

  107. Emily

    March 22, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I LOVE it! So cool and wearing a pair of my favorite shoes; Paraboot’s “Michael.”

  108. ungs

    March 26, 2012 at 4:04 am

    what a Paraboot it is….isn’t it ?

  109. Hans

    March 31, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Classy all the way … the bike … a 1970′s Raleigh Sport !

  110. Alessandra

    May 6, 2012 at 12:37 am

    He really is very stylish. Great photo!

  111. Lucy

    May 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I shoot a lot of bikers and have the same problem. A lot of times the more chic they are the faster they ride!

  112. Amelia

    May 16, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    That’s real devotion, trying to catch up with French cyclists to get a clear shot.

    And I know where this is! The cafe pictured is the first place I ever experienced food in Paris. Sweetest memories. Seeing this photo made me jump a little bit.

  113. tmz

    July 30, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Great man!

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