wow. all that bringin sexy back is not true . . . yet. this one has really brought it back for me haha i wish one day everybody would just dress like that and walk around town, world vintage day. wishful thinking . . . :’(
Now this is how you do vintage! That’s incredible, he really does look like a French cyclist circa 1919, but at the same time looks nothing like a cyclist in modern day. Brilliant, I really appreciate the length this guy went to and it works wonderfully.
Well, to be picky, I’d call this demi-vintage; there are pleasing allusions to decades past, like the cap and shoes, but the pants are quite modern…..which probably saves the look from being too costumey.
I DO think the sweater with its “1929″ is an authentic artifact. Given its bulky knit and deep waste cuff, it should be….
I think the look is fabulous … but … I would go with brown socks rather than white for sure!! And, what’s the ’1929′ supposed to be … the year he’s immitating, or his race # … maybe pick a different #, so that’s clear?
i just don’t understand the idea of walkign around in a period costume. i mean what if some girl walks around looking like marie antoinette? there’s nothing stylish about it. it’s just a halloween costume. i hope this fellowwas on his way to the theater where he is a member of the cast
a true test is to look at the outfit without the bike…do you still like it? i do. it is a statement that didn’t require a “prop” such as a beautiful bike. i think the bottoms of the pants were tucked for functional reason (not getting caught in the paddles) which normally is advesory to having a look, but it completed the look here.
Guy with the bike here again ! Thanks for the “commentaire”.The sweater came from an antique shop near Atlanta GA and it is presumably a collegiate athletic apparel item… I’ve seen similar ones with different years from time to time but this one was a lucky find as 1929 is a year of special interest to yours truly. The eyeglass frames are from the Paris flea market at Clignancourt, the bike is a 1936 Rudge-Whitworth club racer and the cap badge says “I love my wife but OH YOU KID!” The sneakers are pure “Spanky”… just having fun here ! You there, Darla ?
vintage is hard to do right. usually when people go all out with the vintage vibe they look like they’re going to a costume party. this guy IS doing it right though. looks completely natural on him. only thing i would change is the date on the sweater. it’s readiliy apparent he’s dressing in an early 20th century style…we don’t need the sweater to point it out
Love this – this is how you do vintage with a modern flair. To people who nitpick waht is period-appropriate or not, please… he lives in 2006, not 1929, nor is he dressed to be an extra in a movie. He simply references a period in his dressing and does it brilliantly.
I am an avid bike enthusiast – I ride to everywhere in Manhattan. For me, a bicycle, a whistle on a lanyard, and a helmet and gloves are the sartorial accessories that are the most fun and freeing to any outfit I may choose.
And what can be better than beating traffic to my destination while keeping fit at the same time?
Next time, please include the bike’s profile so we can see Vintage Bike Guy’s companion’s colors too.
The shot immediately evokes for me a pic I’ve seen somewhere of the Gershwin brothers lounging on the deck of a 1920s transatlantic liner with spectator shoes. I do hope we’ll be seeing a shot of this fine fellow in a racoon coat as the weather gets colder…
There is something really sexy & sophisticated about vintage cycle wear. The marino wool sweaters with innertube pockets in the back with horn button closures,the tight fitting, high neck zips, form fitting ribbing everywhere, burgundy, marigold and white stripes. The shoes; Old sidi perforated, hard soled cycle shoes. I swear those are the influence for all those funky pumas. – great look – functional or not