Monday, November 17, 2008

The Gentlelady & Gentleman Biker, Paris & Milan

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  1. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Great color palette, nice pose, distinguished features and great shoes. A natural model if you ask me.

  2. La Condesa

    November 17, 2008 at 10:00 am

    I love people going around big cities in bikes. I think they all share a certain attitude, not caring about others think, no fear of noisy cars, kind of old looking like…

    I wish they were more popular here in Madrid.

  3. Dan in Richmond

    November 17, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Love the man with his bike. He looks great and I’d love to see him tooling around town. Very dapper biking attire.

  4. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    November 17, 2008 at 10:07 am

    That’s what I love about Italy, there are so many people that exactly know what fashion is. Particularly tailored fashion is something that you won’t easily find perfectly executed in any other countries then Italy and France.

  5. melange muse

    November 17, 2008 at 10:11 am

    I absolutely love these. The poncho is great and there is just something about vintage bikes that make things that mush cooler!

  6. Carolina Lange

    November 17, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Love the shots!

  7. mak

    November 17, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Thanks you for these, Sart!

  8. Deja Pseu

    November 17, 2008 at 10:42 am

    The woman really knows what colors work for her. Love the little bit of lumberjack plaid peeking out!

  9. norawoah

    November 17, 2008 at 10:42 am

    oh yes. I love this! Bike chic is the way to be.

  10. dmakeupartist

    November 17, 2008 at 10:44 am

    i love the poncho. it is so in right now. :p

  11. Daughter

    November 17, 2008 at 10:44 am

    I love her handbag in the first shot! And her jeans. And basically the whole outfit.

  12. Mira

    November 17, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Love seeing well-dressed people and on bicycle. I used to see a lot of pashminas and suits on the bike in Amsterdam and Antwerps. Nice mix of smart and casual. Btw – the word verification is ‘jacking’;)) – good one.

  13. Nick Bograd

    November 17, 2008 at 10:51 am

    I love how the bikes match each of their styles. Great biking attire. Nice shot.

  14. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 10:51 am

    I like the balance in the woman’s ensemble: warm vs. cool, the warm tones of her boots, pancho, scarf, and shirt as opposed to the stony cool of her pants and bag. Also important is the trade-off between the volume of the top and the skinny jeans. But I don’t think she spent a lot of time thinking it all out; she seems so natural.

  15. Paul Pincus

    November 17, 2008 at 10:53 am

    these are fantastic!

  16. Dreamer

    November 17, 2008 at 11:26 am

    jeje, that´s true!!!????
    xoxo

  17. Simone

    November 17, 2008 at 11:32 am

    They look so comfortable and naturally posed in their clothes. Great shots

  18. Hadley Gets Crafty

    November 17, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Oh, do I ever love capes….

  19. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    November 17, 2008 at 11:41 am

    I am going to tie these two looks together based on their shoes: hers are obviously good quality and well-worn, and she is not afraid to show them. His are classic suede brogues of good quality as well. The two important things here are the quality of the shoes and the proportions, especially the soles. Yes love the cape and the use of fur in one small detail. Jorge from W Palm Beach

  20. saro

    November 17, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    lovely! :D

  21. TEXTSTYLES

    November 17, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    this woman embodies all my hopes and dreams…

  22. Sally Kate

    November 17, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    capes are so graceful and fluid~ very feminine

  23. Jack Daniel

    November 17, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    You know what? I think I’m gonna make some good-looking-people-on-bikes pictures here in the bike-capitalcity of the world: Amsterdam.

    Thanks for the inspiration, Scott.

  24. suzanne nelson

    November 17, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    The cape is a perfect bicycling garment. Bicycles are definitely a way forward for inner city transport.
    Inspiring shots, sart!

  25. NanĂł

    November 17, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Handsome people! You have my dream job. Traveling around photographing stylish men and women… It must be wonderful.

  26. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    Very Handsome man! His women can be proud.
    L.

  27. Charlotte

    November 17, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    I have been wanting a cycling cape for ages, I sewed on the collar last night. This photo inspires me again, I hope to hem mine tonight and wear it on my bike tomorrow.

    Mine has reflective fibers woven into the tweed – I hope it will drape as well as hers does.

  28. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    loooooooooooooove the gentleman. his posture, his outfit, his bike, all of it.

  29. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    November 17, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    I love the gentleman, he is ordinary and cute:)

  30. tj

    November 17, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Isn’t he afraid that his pants leg will get caught up in the bike chain? Isn’t that why bike messengers wear shorts, even in cold weather?
    He looks great, and I hope that his suit stays free of grease.

  31. Brian

    November 17, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    I bicycle must be the ultimate accessory. Just take a look at Les Mistons by Truffaut (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGb_r1ThNAs) when the short film opens with Bernadette Lafont riding a bicycle. Beautiful!

  32. Samantha

    November 17, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    awww the old man is so cute:]

  33. monkeyeve

    November 17, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    ..she reminds me of Meryl Streep, like her style so much.

  34. curlydreams

    November 17, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    so cute….
    love it.

  35. Colleen

    November 17, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Wow – I never thought of myself as a cape or poncho person, but this has got me thinking…

    She looks great!

  36. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Where do I get that guy’s shoes?

  37. Sarah

    November 17, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    I am a big fan of your bike shots!! and these two persons look so classy. BEAUTIFUL photos.

  38. Brigadeiro

    November 17, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Such lovely pictures, love both the gentleman & the lady…elegant yet practical.

  39. kielo

    November 17, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    The lady is wonderful :) She reminds me of Meryl Streep, which is never a bad thing.

  40. Caroline Ferry

    November 17, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    She reminds me of Cate Blanchett, shes so beautiful. The man is fantastic,I love his suede shoes, you couldn’t get away with such attire here in rainy London!

  41. Asis Cortes

    November 17, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    is cool

  42. The Life and Times of a Southern Foodie

    November 17, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    how wonderful.

    I love the bike culture.

    Live close live more live right

    she is so classic and he is just a charmer

  43. Julie

    November 17, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    So effortlessly stylish. Just love the look of confidence with these people. Very at home with their bikes.

  44. Rita

    November 17, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    These shots are so inspiring… I have a thing for bikes… even if I refuse to ride one myself for extreme (and absurd) fear of falling… but I always find myself staring at those who do ride them… It’s almost entrancing.

  45. Joanna

    November 17, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    There is something about bikes that is just so chic.

  46. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    She’s wonderfully natural. I always long for more natural women on here, Sart, and she encompasses what I’ve been wanting…comfortable, effortless, gentle, graceful, feminine, and sophisticated. LOVE her!

  47. Bruno Tiago Pires

    November 17, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    a real gentleman
    if i reach is age i want to have is class

  48. MountainDreamer

    November 17, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Some awesome pics, love them! Keep up the great work!

  49. Starck Mad

    November 17, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    I like the woman in the cape/swing coat type of thing……it’s a very flattering look.
    And of course the shot is terrific

  50. Madeline

    November 17, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Isn’t it funny that bicycle shots get such positive feedback on style blogs? I bike everywhere, but for my friends and I, it isn’t about looking good: it’s about travelling the most fun and greenest way! Looking good is admittedly a welcome side effect…however, I do wonder how many of the people who gush over bicycles being the “ultimate accessory” really see the advantages of riding one?
    To the person who wishes bikes were more popular in Madrid: you should start that trend!

  51. Anonymous

    November 17, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Yes, the clothes are lovely, and it’s wonderful that these two forewent their cars — but WHERE ARE THEIR HELMETS??? I cringe to see unhelmeted cyclists in the city {shudder}…

    Also, just out of curiosity, how does one wear beautiful clothes to bike around without feeling sweaty and uncomfortable??

  52. cassaundra

    November 18, 2008 at 12:25 am

    dig the cape.

  53. moira

    November 18, 2008 at 12:56 am

    I want to look like that when I grow up! =) your pictures always make me smile.

  54. Photoman

    November 18, 2008 at 2:59 am

    I like your pfotos.Good luck for the future.Cheers.

  55. Anonymous

    November 18, 2008 at 4:41 am

    The pictures sorta remind me of an episode from an English movie.

    BTW, I hate the American Apparel add – they are poorly contrast to the sartorialist pictures you posted.

  56. j'taimee

    November 18, 2008 at 4:57 am

    Who knew that ‘green’ could be so well tailored?
    ;-)

  57. jessicadrhp

    November 18, 2008 at 6:13 am

    personally, i dont really fancy the lady’s scarf, its a bit too furry to be around the neck? i nearly mistook it for a stuffed animal, sorry.

  58. Sanna

    November 18, 2008 at 6:28 am

    Bikes rule! They’re ultra efficient and eco-friendly! Cars are boring and seldom beautiful. When you ride a bike you can look proud, classy and suave. Try doing that in a car.

    I take my bike everywhere. And it even has a name: “Bonzer” – Haha very fashionable…

    ;) Bonzer and I: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_DbCCTYw1gC8/SQ3MX2ewFuI/AAAAAAAAAmY/LU5yx_ZFUEI/s1600-h/blog+%2834%29.JPG

  59. Miss.

    November 18, 2008 at 6:51 am

    I love it!
    I love his expression :)

  60. Bright Light Warrior Nika Marie

    November 18, 2008 at 7:09 am

    She makes me want to jump on my bike and ride away into never never land.

  61. Dominica

    November 18, 2008 at 8:03 am

    The cape is just great ! Will put this on my ‘must have’ list !!

  62. XAVS

    November 18, 2008 at 8:11 am

    Love the photos! She looks fantastic and him, he is just those kinda- sweet-kinda-wise looking man..:The fact that they both go by bike shows how selfconfident they are…I love their attitude, absolutely…No wonders, we all should use them more…its just a matter of trainning and having showers at the office!

  63. Ava

    November 18, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Fantastic. Wonderful image. A great lesson in style and citizenry.

  64. Alex

    November 18, 2008 at 11:27 am

    A beautiful lady!!!

  65. Lucy

    November 18, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Madame is splendid. Can you imagine how cool that cape looks flowing along when she is in motion??? Fantastic!

  66. Mohammad

    November 18, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    According few pictures I saw in this blog, senior men in Milan are quite good with dressing up, they know exactly how present themselves.

  67. Charlotte

    November 18, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    TJ: If you look closely at his bike you’ll see that there is a chain case, which affords even more protection than a chainguard in covering the chain and protecting his trousers.

    I have never seen a bike messenger using a chainguard.

  68. hedonista

    November 18, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    i loved the woman’s outfit until i saw the scarf up close. i really don’t like it. i love her bag and the skinny jeans/cape combo – perfect for biking in style. but that scarf…

  69. Andrew

    November 18, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Lovely woman. This is so European, rare to see in America. Her healthy glow comes from bike riding. But she might also enjoy smoking and have a vodka on the rocks when she gets home. She buys organic vegetables at the farmer’s market and also eats dark chocolate. Ok, what the hell do I know? In any case, her blonde hair and brown woolen outerwear are tonally perfect.

  70. Sara Lua

    November 18, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Eclectic, elegant Paris! The woman is perfect, and she knows herself. The scarf is great and prevents the look from being too pedestrian. Pun not intended.

  71. Rich

    November 18, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    how refreshing to see stylish people without that ultimate American accessory: the automobile!

    i especially like his shoes with that suit. gives it just the right touch of casual for the bike.

  72. kateemily

    November 19, 2008 at 6:23 am

    so elegant! also not a huge fan of the scarf (fur-aphobe), but each to their own, and what a great bike!

  73. Anonymous

    November 19, 2008 at 6:53 am

    “Also, just out of curiosity, how does one wear beautiful clothes to bike around without feeling sweaty and uncomfortable??

    11:53 PM”

    Well, Anonymous 11.53pm, first you buy a step-through upright European-style bike with a chain guard and rubber pedals. Then you can wear skirts, dresses, flares and nice shoes. You ride to enjoy the trip, not to get there fast. You wear light clothes when it’s warm, deodorant and perfume. I haven’t worked out longer pencil skirts yet but I’ll get there. Sorry, Mr Sartorialist, this is off-topic, but I want more riders like me out there and fewer warrior-courier types!

  74. Charlotte

    November 19, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Anonymous with the pencil skirts –

    If one’s pencil skirt has a slit and just a bit of stretch one just hikes it up a little (and I do this on a man’s frame bike, not step through!) and prepare to show a bit of leg…

    The dismount takes a bit of skill, if you tilt the bike a bit (depending on how much shopping you’re carrying) you can preserve your modesty. Otherwise just wear pretty underthings. :)

  75. Anonymous

    November 19, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    These shots remind me of seeing people on bicycles last winter in Bologna. People who were dressed beautifully and appropriately for the weather (a mink cape on one 60ish woman!). It made me realize that a bicycle can be a practical form of transportation in certain cities and you don’t need to don spandex to do it. I predict we will see more of this in the US when and if the popular bike-lending programs from Europe take off over here.

  76. Anonymous

    November 21, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    does anybody know what kind of bike he has? it looks like a Urago but i can’t be sure…..great picture. I also love your “bike culture” shots that show people living their lives, efficiently and clean, on bicycles. the perfect vehicle for cities.

  77. ali

    November 26, 2008 at 1:19 am

    is that a watch fob chain hanging from the belt going to his pocket? with a charm of some kind?

    I envy the simplicity– my 92 yr old very dapper Southern gentleman grandfather has excellent suits he’s worn now for 40 years.

  78. Anonymous

    November 26, 2008 at 11:42 am

    He looks like a rather old Dustin Hoffman.

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