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