Thursday, September 22, 2011

On the Street….Transport Style, Milan

Apparently, the key to looking good on a scooter (or bike, for that matter) is to coordinate your helmet with whatever suit you are wearing that day.


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    September 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    hahaha the extremities of sartorialism? the touch that just adds that little bit extra.

  2. LocalCeleb

    September 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I’m loving the footies w/the wingtips, & the green of that second helmet.. great captures!

  3. FloraMimiMaria

    September 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    hahah love these pics !!


  4. beautynaturally

    September 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    And no socks, always the key to cool!

  5. Lavart Concept

    September 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Very “italiano” style, the first picture is very expresive. Cool captures!

  6. Johanna

    September 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I talk about Swedish street style here from Stockholm and everything interesting going on here, take a look!

  7. sandy Leonard Snaps

    September 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    And to smoke. Love these. I’m already afraid that your photos are going to make me spend far too much money on clothes this fall.

  8. Fashionthroughtravel

    September 22, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Great photos! Italian men are always so stylish!

  9. wallace chapman

    September 22, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Love the look of focused intent on the guy in the first picture..looks like he’s really bent on getting there ! :)

  10. Kasidy *The Fresh Factor*

    September 22, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Haha, I love it. Who knew a helmet could be dapper?

  11. aimsophie

    September 22, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    the humour that is essential to all great styles

  12. Michael

    September 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    One more thing to worry about besides for helmet hair. Coordinating the helmet to the plaid sportcoat.

  13. N

    September 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    i lived in italy for some time and i miss it dearly. from the quaint deli, cafe and pastry shops to the various types of transportation (especially the scooters) thanks for the memory lane.


  14. Thesecretcloset

    September 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    You make me miss Italy with these pictures…

  15. Martine

    September 22, 2011 at 5:12 pm

    I love the guy on the bottom! That green sharkskin suit! No socks! The slip on Vans! Very cool! And of course the strangely coordinated helmet. Thats a new one.

  16. Maria Jose (Portugal)

    September 22, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I am a “girl” and drive motorbikes and scooters since I was 17. I am now 49, I am a university teacher, I have a Ph.D., I have always had a car, no matter, I still LOVE to drive my scooter and my moto. I would never give up the sensation of freedom, speed and, yes, I must confess, added power of attraction, that I get driving even my 125 cc. Honda scooter. It’s a big advantage. I never change my way of dressing because of it. Yes, I wear tiny shorts, light tea dresses, miniskirts with nice moto ankle boots, ballerinas, high heels, everything that pleases me. And I don’t give a damn about helmet hair (I have straight thin long hair, anyway…). I have a very nice Aprilia Moto (650 cc.), designed by Philip Stark, orange and silver (silver helmet, always), and a more practical silver grey scooter that I drive with my Momo Design aubergine helmet: great colour. So,you girls go get your moto driving licence!

  17. Name* Jerry

    September 22, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Love it! Great style is everywhere in Italy!


    September 22, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    haha, that first photo is so cute!


    September 22, 2011 at 7:00 pm


  20. Lauren

    September 22, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    The first shot is hilarious!

    The Styleseer

  21. Marcel Da Chump

    September 22, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    The Sartorialist’s eye
    in his helmet, I see–
    he’s not so far,
    in front of that white car.
    There’s also a house, a tree
    and a deep blue sky.

  22. Melissa

    September 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Wonderful shots, especially the top one – thank you!

  23. Elegante Brummell

    September 22, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Cool pics!!
    Great italiano style!
    Its always a pleasure to see someone wear shoes without socks…but you have know how to do it right. 100% attitude.
    Love from Buenos Aires!

  24. jdit

    September 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    1st picture made me think of Snoopy as the Sopwith Camel flying World War 1 flying ace.

  25. une chatte grise

    September 23, 2011 at 12:21 am

    They manage to be ridiculously cute and quite elegant at the same time. And that’s a tough balance to pull off.

  26. thefashionguitar

    September 23, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Very nice! When I think of Milan, I think of Vespas and good looking man on them ;) These are maybe a bit old (for me), but they are still good looking!

    XO Charlotte

  27. Annette schalkers

    September 23, 2011 at 4:07 am

    And to have a grey beard

  28. Marion

    September 23, 2011 at 4:15 am

    The first man looks like Daniel Day Lewis :)
    Love their looks !

  29. Johnny

    September 23, 2011 at 4:16 am

    Style is everything in Milan otherwise it will not be called the fashion capital!


  30. francesco

    September 23, 2011 at 4:52 am

    The secret is NOT matching the helmet with your dress…. it’s matching your helmet with your scooter..!! Believe me… I have a black scooter and 2 black and black/white helmets..
    Francesco (Firenze, Italy)

  31. Arthur

    September 23, 2011 at 5:16 am

    Great shots! Especially the first one! And the second one breaks that old rule ‘blue and green should never be seen, except with something in between!’ :-) love that style!

  32. Claire

    September 23, 2011 at 6:41 am

    You have got to looove the italians! x

  33. Tia

    September 23, 2011 at 7:12 am

    haha, I think its brilliant and I love that people have such confidence to do it :)
    x x

  34. art deco engagement rings

    September 23, 2011 at 7:53 am

    The photos are fantastic… i miss Italy!

  35. Mr Kane

    September 23, 2011 at 9:24 am

    amazing shhots! and its true the helmet mas fit the outfit! so cool!


  36. chicallamoda

    September 23, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Italian men have such great style, even on their scooters!

  37. Jane

    September 23, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Love these guys! Keep ‘um coming!!!

  38. davidabl

    September 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    “Apparently, the key to looking good on a scooter (or bike, for that matter) is to coordinate your helmet with whatever suit you are wearing that day.”

    I guess this is why so many bikers wear black helmets with
    black tshirts.

    btw, gloves were once a major fashion accessory for both men
    and women…and should still be for bicyclists and motorcyclists. Yet neither of these dudes is wearing any :-(

  39. Carlo

    September 23, 2011 at 2:03 pm


  40. Milica

    September 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    That’s genial!

  41. from_skies

    September 23, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    They coordinated not only their outfit and helmet colors, but also their bike colors!!! So I guess the key is to have several bikes of different color ;-)
    Great shots!

  42. Maria Jose (Portugal)

    September 23, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I totally agree with Francesco (cf. my comment above).

  43. Next Century Sean

    September 24, 2011 at 12:21 am

    The gentleman in green is so fantastic, oh how I miss Milan!

  44. Tessa

    September 24, 2011 at 3:13 am

    The man in blue reminds me of the Gorillaz.

  45. enhanced diamonds

    September 24, 2011 at 7:05 am

    I love his sneakers!

  46. matt

    September 24, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I know smoking is bad, and will eventually kill this guy (though probably not before the bike), DAMN! The cig takes this guy to the next level.

  47. Gioolia

    September 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Just to let you know, the second helmet is ASPESI, which you were talking about a couple of days ago!
    I love your blog!

    Giulia – Italy (:


    September 24, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    unmistakable italian style. a kiss from milan! (italian recipes)

  49. Marina

    September 24, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    In Milan, Rome, Florence, Genoa and Turin, the .fashion is to have “thin anchovy” scooters which are able to stay in very “anchovy” parking places….

  50. Marcello

    September 26, 2011 at 3:45 am

    wearing a safe, working helmet should be a little more important than coordinating its color with suit or scooter.

    the helmet the first guy is wearing is banned in italy.

  51. Dazzle

    September 27, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Love that Italian style! I’m interested to see the leg cover on the ‘cool blue’ photo – you see a lot of those in London and Paris nowadays.

  52. Pedro

    September 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Coordinate helmet color with what you are wearing is just “bimbo” (portuguese expression for no style at all).

  53. Bethany

    September 29, 2011 at 11:23 am

    oh my. I’m in love with the man in the first photo.

  54. 350125GO

    October 3, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    All black formal Brogues worn the way they should be…

    “Clean, simple with invisible sox and short legged denim!”

  55. alison (from Vancouver...)

    October 5, 2011 at 2:38 am

    Thanks, Scott.

  56. peter evans

    October 6, 2011 at 6:58 am

    because of the guy in the top photo i’m buying a scooter..

  57. Mercan

    March 6, 2012 at 6:39 am

    the man in the top photo is Lorenzo and I think he is a photographer/stylist .. anyone knows about his surname and exact profession pls write in here :)

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