Monday, February 2, 2009

On the Street….Cycle Accessories, Florence


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  1. Juliet

    February 2, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Such a feeling in it!

    juliet xxx

  2. jellyfishies

    February 2, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Lovely shoes~

  3. suzanne nelson

    February 2, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    So often your work speaks on a number of levels, Sart, one of the reasons i visit your blog everyday. This photo is so much more than what it shows – bicycles can be a good solution to modern urban transport problems; for people of all ages and occupations. This picture is beautifully composed, i wish it was a postcard i could send to all my car-owning friends!

  4. Fran Rosa

    February 2, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Posh – posh – posh!!!!!

    Fran Rosa =D

  5. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    February 2, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I love how he tight-up his pants. I guess he doesn’t want to make them dirty while riding his bike…

  6. Pastoral Urbanite

    February 2, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    You’ll laugh at guys with their pant legs tied up… Until you ruin your favorite suit pants on your chain guard. Excellent shot.

  7. Brigadeiro

    February 2, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Ooh! The gloves, the trouser clips, green socks…love it!

  8. Fran Rosa

    February 2, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    This is “green” and chic at the same time!!!

    Satorialist rules!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. ald

    February 2, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    great photo! right trouser leg is a key spot to a real cyclist :)

  10. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I’ve always wondered if one could somehow pull off a dapper outfit and still bike. As always, thank you Scott.

  11. SallyO

    February 2, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    This is the answer to global warming. If only I could get my husband to ride the 50 miles into NYC on his bike.

  12. NathanLee

    February 2, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Man, I absolutely love bicycles, and I love that you’ve been photographing them more.

  13. Stephanie

    February 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I wish people like this existed where I live.


    February 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    according to details and colors could be in Dublin or London….
    Love the last open button on bottom of the jacketsleeve. : )



  15. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Tanned brown accessories continues to look good vis-a-vis grey coats/pants (think tanned brown shoes and bags),, and what a great idea to juxtapose these colors with a lovely pair of gloves? Nice one.

  16. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I love the correlation of color between the bikes tires and cable lock and the way the various oil stains highlight the darker tones of the pavement.

  17. TTC

    February 2, 2009 at 6:17 pm


    Classic style meets urban ecologic

  18. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    smart man!

  19. Maggie

    February 2, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    simply magnificent. your cycling photos mean so much more to me now that i live in the netherlands. here, your bike and its accompaniments say a lot about you and your style.

  20. Dario

    February 2, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I’ve always seen people riding their bikes to work… It’s hard to find someone incredibly well dressed up like on this picture!
    Great shot!

  21. Tom Morris

    February 2, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I’ve never in 56 years seen a man in the US riding a bike and wearing a suit. This is a great photo. Love the jacket buttons, scarf, shoes and socks. And those gloves are so evocative! We can feel the crispness in the air. Bravo!

  22. jbozak

    February 2, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Great photo. Love the details on him and the bike. that red reflector makes it for me. I do love those sox and the shoes, and the trousers.

  23. miss sophie

    February 2, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    i am really really curious as to what the chic woman’s version of this image would be! definitely leather gloves…

  24. Rosie Rose

    February 2, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    i love the French
    such care with detail

  25. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    any man who rides a bike in a suit is just plain amazing!
    the green socks are just too cool… love them.

  26. crowsfeet

    February 2, 2009 at 7:30 pm


    So much style, So much charm – and the buttonholes on his sleeve are the real deal. The shoes and gloves match. I am giddy.

    When I first got my Electra (with the big broad seat for my own big broad seat, as I explained to my husband) I knit a pair of elbow length gloves to match; they are bubble gum pink alpaca with white angora trim and they are to die. This photo makes me so sad that we have too much ice on our roads to cycle safely right now…

    Re SallyO; If your husband rode 50 miles to work and 50 home 5 days a week, you’d save money on gas but probably not “fuel” in the broader definition. Never was I able to eat with such impunity as when I was on the cycling team in college…

    here’s to a bike lane all the way around the world. and gloves to match :)

  27. diane

    February 2, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Scott, you are without equal, and so is that shot. xo

  28. Geena

    February 2, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    So, by the chain I can tell it’s a fixed gear, but the dead give away is that tie he has on his left ankle there… Most people roll up or fold up their pant legs. This is new to me, and my mind is exploding with new ideas. Is that a ribbon?

    I love riding my bike to school, and to see people dressed more fashionably than functionally on bikes is always refreshing. I ride a fixie here in College Station, TX (try to figure out where that one is) and it is a challenge wearing a skirt with a straight crossbar, that’s for sure–but the challenge is worth it, even if you’re just a blur. A green, well-dressed blur.

    I’d like to see more bikes! That’s just me trying to fuse together my own interests on someone else’s blogspot, but I had to ask. I definitely remember the photo with the girl on the cruiser frame, who is sporting boots, specs and a beanie that sits so perfectly on her head– so lovely it hurts. Did anybody else attend/hear about/experience the Tweed Run in London? I truly think there may be a fashion show on bicycles in the near future…has that been done before? No? If not, it may very well start here if I talk it over with my Schoolwork. ;)

  29. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    green: socks, scarf, transport =)

  30. npdoty

    February 2, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    A nice shot, as always. It worries me, though, that your posts of fashionable bicyclists never include helmets. That doesn’t send a very encouraging safety message.

    And surely there are some fashionable bicyclists you see who care enough about their own safety to wear a helmet. I would even think you would be able to help recommend the type of helmet that can still make a fashionable statement while also providing protection. (I can remember a single post where a girl is carrying a helmet, but many more where the bicyclist is shown without one.)

  31. Liz

    February 2, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    the gloves and shoes match! love the skinny ankle, skinny tie holding up the pant leg, skinny bicycle tire. pretty shot. lots of little green tones as well, from a dangling scarf? and the olive sock. really enjoying this one.

  32. rolli

    February 2, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    he doesn’t even have to tie up his pantleg. his bike has a chainguard on it.

  33. Barbara

    February 2, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    love love love this photo!

  34. Mira Maulia

    February 2, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    that bike! I feel like seeing a shoot from my town :)

  35. JRDisch

    February 2, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Great shoes, better socks and the gloves are a great addition!

  36. allison

    February 2, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    oooh boy, this is a gem.

  37. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    great photo! like the way we don’t see the rest of him,this art form is leaving the rest to the imagination.
    do you still tag the bicycle photos? they do have a special charm all their own. looked under the bicycle category and did not seem to see your more recent bicycle posts.
    great work!

  38. Anonymous

    February 2, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Fantastic picture Sart, love it. But I love the suit, the shoes and the gloves more. Such a good suit. Want them shoes.


  39. Rex Massey-Molloy

    February 2, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    This is no beginner. People have already pointed out plenty of sartorial evidence to support this but has anyone notice the expert manner in which the pedal is being used as the support on the kerb? This guy is a living legend.

    Rex, Wellington, New Zealand.

  40. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Love it! Love it! and dressed up! We don’t see that here in New Zealand yet…

    I just love the elastic on his leg! it made me chuckle.


  41. ERman

    February 3, 2009 at 12:47 am

  42. Mujer del Mar

    February 3, 2009 at 2:08 am

    I love this photo. Very eco-chic.

  43. tendance-parisienne, La Boss

    February 3, 2009 at 2:43 am

    Très beaux souliers!

  44. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 3:08 am

    I love it, I die a little inside when I saw this — so European, tres classy, tres civil

  45. RedPoppy

    February 3, 2009 at 3:44 am

    This photo is brilliant. The colors are so rich and subtle at the same time. I love the gloves

  46. Gemmasu

    February 3, 2009 at 3:50 am

    Genial esta foto!

  47. niezapominajka

    February 3, 2009 at 4:09 am

    Love it!

  48. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 4:20 am

    Wonderful how you make the most frumpy thing in Dutch bicycle riding look glamorous.
    Thank you.

  49. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 4:27 am

    I love the brown leather with the soft olive tones. The harsh industrial metal, worn tires and concrete blend so nicely with the earth colours of his attire… Very beautiful.

    erin x

  50. George

    February 3, 2009 at 5:10 am

    A nice shot, as always. It worries me, though, that your posts of fashionable bicyclists never include helmets. That doesn’t send a very encouraging safety message.

    This is a fashion blog, but someone had to start things. Pfffft! In Europe no-one wears helmets, and almost no-one gets head injuries. People look good while cycling there, and it becomes normal and safe as a result. The statistics are quite clear – increasing helmet use correlates with higher head injury rates.

    Anyhow, on the subject of chic and cycling…

    Absolutely beautiful, Mr Sartorialist!

    i am really really curious as to what the chic woman’s version of this image would be!. Try, and see the links there for cycle sartorialism.

  51. Riina

    February 3, 2009 at 5:24 am

    great shoes, great atmosphere, great photo !

  52. Gabriela

    February 3, 2009 at 5:29 am

    WOW! This photo makes me dream…

  53. Julicious Fashionicious

    February 3, 2009 at 6:51 am

    European chic

  54. v

    February 3, 2009 at 7:23 am

  55. Jorge from W Palm Beach

    February 3, 2009 at 7:39 am

    Love the gloves! Jorge from W Palm Beach

  56. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 7:40 am

    Here in Paris, people are using bikes more and more often to go to work (specially with the Velib’ system), so there are plenty of suited guys riding on the streets.

    But with the increase of number, I have also been seeing more and more ruined suits by people falling or passing in between the cars. And cycling gets more complicated with big winter coats.

    In conclusion, it is great, but better never wear THAT fantastic suit unless you assume a certain risk.

  57. Diana

    February 3, 2009 at 7:56 am

    You see them mostly in urban Italy: Cyclists who were well dressed. This refusal to wear functional clothes is an elegant argument that form must not always follow function.

  58. Delychi

    February 3, 2009 at 8:10 am

    i have seen such accessory 1999 in china.

  59. J.A.F.

    February 3, 2009 at 8:38 am

    Shoes are absolutely gorgeous! Could bicycle clips every become a style statement on their own? I am overwhelmed by your images lately…just letting them wash over me. Quite fabulous.

  60. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 8:49 am

    adore this photo!

  61. Isobel Saoirse Dylan

    February 3, 2009 at 9:39 am

    I would like to have that picture big time in my room! It has a special something too it! Adorable!

  62. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 11:13 am

    George, how cou7ld a cyclist be fashionable wearing a helmet??

  63. Evelyn

    February 3, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    such an environmental supportive gentleman!! Go to work by bike!!!
    His all green combination is a new fresh too!!

  64. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    Reminds me of my bicycle; it very often chewed me right pants leg. But his bike chain is covered anyway. A very nice looking bike it is.

  65. Jack Daniel

    February 3, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Excellent shot. I have the same shoes. :)

  66. Sui Generis - Me

    February 3, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I know he tied up his pants in order to prevent them from getting in the spokes…. But why only one? (he’s also missing a button…) his accessories and his shoes (as well as his bike) give me an “earthy” feel…. Kinda like his ensemble is saying “let it be spring already!” he’s rebelling at last minute against winter!
    I don’t know… the colors and the button (lack there-of) and the bike…. I think he’d rather be in a field than in a city…. ^_^ y

  67. Emily

    February 3, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    I love his sock+shoe+pants wih the band combination. Some girls at my school do that with their jeans, it looks bad :( But not in his case!

  68. DS

    February 3, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Subtle and timeless – absolutely lovely

  69. Lindis

    February 3, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    In answer to Sui Generis – Me: The clip on the trouser leg is to stop the chain (and grease from the chain) from damaging the fabric. The chain is on the right side of the bike so you only need one.

    Elizabeth from New Zealand: I see people riding around Auckland looking well-dressed – but not nearly as often as I would like! And unfortunately the helmet detracts from the look and from the carefree impression.

    I am loving the Copenhagen Cycle Chic site. It will becvome one of my favourites!

  70. Anonymous

    February 3, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I love that his cuff button is popped. I wore a jacket with working button cuffs today and all I can say is, damn, it feels good to be a gangsta.

  71. Anonymous

    February 4, 2009 at 6:07 am

    great foto.. puts the earthy & green colors into another level. would have extra points if the bike was fixie!!! still good tho'

  72. Anonymous

    February 4, 2009 at 9:50 am

    My dad was a college professor when I was a kid. He was a big believer in dressing up for class. We also lived close to the university. So, he biked to work wearing his suit and tie, and in cooler winter, a camel overcoat. For his pant legs, he had flexible metal cuffs to hold his pants against his ankles. The whole scenario seems so antique now! A professor wearing a suit, a guy in an overcoat on a bike, and these neat pant clips. Makes me nostalgic. Stephanie

  73. bella

    February 4, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    this is amazing.

  74. eloise in berlin

    February 5, 2009 at 4:24 am

    I’ve been working on a series for a while now of bike pants style – this is classic. So elegant, thank you! I’m a bike rider and who says you can’t be a stylish one?

  75. Shadan Saber

    February 5, 2009 at 10:35 am

    can i have those vintage gloves!
    amazing shot!

  76. Filipe

    February 6, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Gotta love those gloves matching the shoes! As the scarf matching the socks. Inspiring! This is what men’s fashion is all about.

  77. Fragrant Moments

    February 10, 2009 at 11:35 am

    I love this picture. I’ve considered riding my bike but it never dawned on my to use a rubberband. The only other thing is how to deal with the sweating. Its nice to ride a bike but if you’re going to a meeting, showing up stinky just won’t cut it.

  78. Anonymous

    February 10, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    i want to hang it on my wall.

  79. VirginiaWestfield

    February 12, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    Love this shot. I’d like to live in this universe.

  80. website design nyc

    April 11, 2009 at 2:42 am

    good post

  81. Joel

    July 6, 2009 at 2:10 am

    This is extremely Florentine. I've never seen so many nicely dressed people riding bikes (nobody wears helmets). If you go to Florence I'd suggest renting a bike, there are beautiful well kept bike paths everywhere. Nothing like flying through il centro di firenze in bici.

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