Tuesday, May 6, 2008

On the Street…. W. 16th, NYC

To be fair, I think the bike is a loaner from his hotel.


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  1. Jeremy

    May 6, 2008 at 8:12 am

    A loner and a loaner…
    That’s a pretty cool bike. I like it’s lines for a city, built for comfort bicycle. I’d like to know what hotel is cool enough to loan such bicyclettes. I like the rider’s style too, but think that he should not way it down with that sweater across his shoulders. It makes him look a little bulky in light of the “sporting” context.

  2. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 8:13 am

    This outfit seems perfectly balanced for spring weather. I would like to see how the pants fit standing up or walking, though. The hat is excellent, in colour and shape, especially with his long hair. I usually hate shoes with no socks but this works.

    PS Do you mean ‘loner’ or ‘loaner (a in ‘on loan’?

  3. Belle

    May 6, 2008 at 8:50 am

    my old roots. i agree with jeremy about the sweater.

  4. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 9:08 am

    Love both the photograph and the outfit. I particularly like the way the light hits the bike frame (hides all the stickers!!!) and creates a contrast with the mostly dark outfit. Agree with 8:13 on the sockless shoes- it works because the shoes are high quality and of a basic design. I think he cuffed up the jeans so as to avoid the chain (been there). Like the blue-black with the tan cashmere and hat. From all your photos, this is one of my favorites, thanks! Jorge from West Palm Beach

  5. Caterina

    May 6, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Paul Hance?
    I don´t know him personally, but
    man, he looks oooooooooohhhhhhhh so good!
    Why is he trying to hide so hard behind the hat, the shades?
    Any secrets?

    Love his shoes and jeans, not so much the hat. I reccon he is a complicate character. Is he?

  6. sromeo

    May 6, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Loaner or not, he looks outstanding. What else matters?

  7. Zakary

    May 6, 2008 at 9:15 am

    art deco lives

  8. Lisa Shobhana

    May 6, 2008 at 9:19 am

    he looks great! good shot, too!

  9. metscan

    May 6, 2008 at 9:22 am

    So it has started again-men wearing shoes without socks.The bike looks fine, but that hat and the sweater around his neck. I think he is trying too hard. The photo is well balanced.

  10. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Lovely perfection. I am particularly partial to the pants (the shortened length and cuff, brilliant) and the sockless shoes.


  11. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 9:52 am

    i like the outfit on its own, but the sockless shoes while riding a bike makes me think he is trying to hard. Its hard enough to walk in hard leather shoes like that without socks, i cant imagine it feels good to bike ride in them.

  12. India

    May 6, 2008 at 10:01 am

    Snaps to the hotel for having bikes to loan–and thumbs up to the well put together bike rider.

  13. PAZ!

    May 6, 2008 at 10:02 am

    He is a new dandy, love his attitude, and his bicycle….

  14. trulymadlydeeply

    May 6, 2008 at 10:10 am

    chic to the 9nes. panache personified

  15. Andres Ruiz

    May 6, 2008 at 10:15 am

    Me like it!
    I think the secret is that his jacket and his jeans length are almost the same in the picture. So… you can see some skin when he is all covered with the hat, the sun glasses and off course the sweater.The bike is what makes him take that position, and so it shows great proportions in terms of how the clothes fit..

  16. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 10:48 am

    The hat really works on him. Only a man with substantial hair could pull it off.

  17. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 10:53 am

    thank you Ralph Lauren.

  18. Michelle

    May 6, 2008 at 10:58 am

    i’ve decided to start dressing like a man…beginning with a pair of loafers

  19. Alice Olive

    May 6, 2008 at 11:02 am


    Love the cuffed jeans.

  20. Jessica

    May 6, 2008 at 11:09 am

    but he’s coooool enough to borrow it, and dress the part!

  21. pretty kitty publishing

    May 6, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Sleek and sophisticated. The accessories add intrigue …

  22. jestandefer

    May 6, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    loaner bike or not, this is a great look! the hat and shades are amazing and the shoes are great. one of my favorite looks of the biking male is the rolled up pant leg(s); it is odd but i love it.

  23. anyimage

    May 6, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Wow that’s my old block! And to think it was just a bunch of tranny hookers and tough rats back then…

  24. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    I want to take a bicycle ride through the streets of New York with this guy.
    I think I would fall in love with him then…

    He looks so good; sophisticated and outstanding but down to earth though. Perfect match!

  25. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    great shot, reminds me of how everything becomes pure and clean in the summer. The cities arent dirty anymore, they´re green and bright.

    the outfit is just right!, summer signs like no socks, hat and sunglasses.

    I think the sweather is a great detail! it dosent matter if he looks a bit “buckly” the outfit wouldent be the same at all whitout the sweater.

    love it!
    (sorry for the bad spelling, It´s cause Im swedish)

  26. gamze

    May 6, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    i want that bike! now!

  27. Sarang

    May 6, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    I like his shoes! I’m looking for the perfect pair of black oxfords, under $200. Thoughts?

  28. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    I love that bike!

  29. thehugemistake

    May 6, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    he reminds me of oscar wilde! i how a little leg made this outfit POP.


    May 6, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    very cool picture!! i wish i could own a bike like this or even find a place to rents out bikes like this for the day!! his style is really cool, love the sweater around his neck

  31. Willa

    May 6, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    He has the ankles for those pants. Overall, he looks super coooool. Cool’s the only word that comes to mind. He seems like the slick type who’d light your cigarettes for you or something. I wonder where the jeans are from. They look like some amazing raw denim, I’d be shocked if they were just Levi’s or something. I also love any Sart posting where they have one of those cool old-school bikes, I’ve come to find.

  32. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Nice bike. Overall, the look is a bit affected. And no socks with that type of shoe is not very attractive.

  33. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    What a strange pose
    What a strange man/child face
    What’s up with the hat?
    No socks?
    Not an appealing look

  34. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    This “cat” is spot on. I love the sweater. He may need it later, where else should it go. Style & function.
    Love the Japanese selvedge denim, great cut & color. The jacket is cool, kind of Japanese work wear style, maybe something Scandinavian. Dudes enjoying, peddling some cool. No socks, handmade shoes, no problema. This guy on that day put some smiles on some faces. Kind of romantic. Wheres the baguette in the basket?

  35. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    He could be riding a pink barbie scooter and still look cool.

  36. Percy Chatsworth

    May 6, 2008 at 4:00 pm


    Perfection; from the sweater wrapped around his shoulders, his cuffed slim jeans, his shoes and the fabulous bike!

  37. Style Slicker

    May 6, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    cooool bike!!


  38. Nick Couch

    May 6, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    this man looks a bit hat stand. I love it!

  39. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    that bike is fantastic


  40. John

    May 6, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    i believe the purpose of the rolled-up pant leg may be to prevent it from rubbing against the bike chain and getting greasy. i used to to do this all the time in college when i rode my bike to and from classes.
    however, i do think slightly rolled-up pant legs is a great look, whether it’s for practical purposes or not. only in the absence of socks, though.
    fantastic outfit.

  41. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    Hmm.. I am going to post something bitchy for the first time.
    I don’t like this. It’s almost like he is too stylish. That sweater… so carefully positioned, and the cuffs of his jeans so perfectly rolled up to reveal just the right amount of his legs. It is too careful. Is that a good reason not to like a look? Probably not.
    It’s weird too because I also really like very put together look. Maybe it’s just the choice of his clothes is meant to be worn in a little more easy going way.

  42. Sean Watson

    May 6, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    He pulls this off. A perfect ensemble for taking a walk or… going on a bike ride. I’d call it Indian Jones and the lost Ralph Lauren socks.

  43. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 5:52 pm

  44. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    Kiefer Sullivan, is that you?
    Nice jacket.

  45. MichaelK

    May 6, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Why would you roll your right pant leg up if you already have a chainguard on the bike?

    Must have forgotten he wasn’t on a fixie.

  46. MJ

    May 6, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    I generally find young men in hats look a little… contrived. But this guy has it LOCKED DOWN. He really ‘gets’ it with proportion and general aesthetics. Bravo!

  47. Kaari Marie

    May 6, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Perfect – made me miss New York all over again….just when I was getting used to the West coast!


    May 6, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    I love the length of his pants.

  49. Candace

    May 6, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    I haven’t ridden a bike in so long….but if I had this one, I would never get off!

    The hat is great as well….are those wayfarers he’s wearing?

  50. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Shoes without socks looks really uncomfortable. I like that he looks sleek, but the sweater around shoulders looks too poised.

    I see tons of people on bikes coming over the bridge every morning. None of them ever have sweaters artfully thrown over the shoulder! So maybe it’s a spontaneous outing hahah…

  51. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 8:46 pm


  52. Anonymous

    May 6, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    To Michelle 10:58,
    Thank you for making me laugh aloud.

  53. Nf12

    May 7, 2008 at 12:34 am

    I think the hat should be left for a vacation. I never liked the sweater tied behind but i like everything else he’s wearing.Oh and the wheels of the bicycle.

  54. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 1:20 am

    I like the jeans and even the sockless shoes, and of course the picture is fantastic – makes we want to get on a bike! But… I could tell without looking at the caption that this picture is from the US and not France. Somehow men here in France can wear outfits they clearly have thought about and yet not look like they are trying too hard.

  55. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 5:19 am

    A biker chic!

  56. Rollergirl

    May 7, 2008 at 6:05 am

    It is a bit contrived but…I like it. I think the hat is a bit much but it all works with the bike.

  57. utkuozt

    May 7, 2008 at 6:44 am

    perfect bike! if that is a loan, the hotel should have superb taste to purchase these..

  58. Ashes and Milk

    May 7, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Yesyes love the black and white and brown. What wonderful hotel provides its guests with a bike like this?!

  59. Gabriela

    May 7, 2008 at 7:38 am

    I like this man’s style even if the bike is loaned. But, why does he have to look so incognito with both hat and sunglasses?

  60. Kanani

    May 7, 2008 at 11:04 am

    This has it all. From his hair and hat to the lack of socks.. yes, I love it all.

  61. d.

    May 7, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    I love the whole look! Yep, including the bike!
    Definitely one of my faves!
    I like the sockless shoes, though i prefer wearing a very low cut, skin toned, and super thin socks. They do exist.

  62. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    love everything knee down.


    May 7, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Looking at the picture, I know exactly what the air feels like. I’m so happy summer is approaching. And yea, this guy has it ALL together. Plus, I’m a sucker for a guy on a beach cruiser.

  64. Katrina D.

    May 7, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Oh my God, I don’t know if I want him or want to be him. Both, I guess. Can women be dandies too? I have a very nice women’s version of those oxfords by the Italian shoemaker Yin.

  65. JetSetCD

    May 7, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    I saw this guy two days ago at that exact spot! West 16th St and 9th Ave, as this dude pedaled into the Maritime Hotel. If you didn’t shoot this the day I saw him, then he wears the same thing repeatedly.

  66. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    that’s my man!! come bike with me

  67. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Great shoes, great jeans

  68. Anonymous

    May 7, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    I love him.

  69. phyllis

    May 7, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    That bike does look a tad small for a guy his height. I think he has the seat cranked up as high as it will go! The whitewalls on the tires are really cool.

  70. Heather

    May 7, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    I love it. I absolutely love this picture.

  71. Anonymous

    May 8, 2008 at 3:17 am

    i really like the way the flesh shown around his wrist balances the flesh shown around his ankle. Love the smooth lines of the bike, contrasting to his somewhat angular body. i want to live in New York with him!

  72. TIMMY

    May 8, 2008 at 5:30 am


  73. bomb.ass.ting

    May 8, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    This is such a nice fast look for a guy. He looks very cool.

  74. elina

    May 9, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    love the cuffed jeans. however – when i myself cuff my jeans all my friends laugh at me and tell me i look so swedish. that one can tell even from a hundred meters. is that so..? still..? and if that is so – maybe the funky cuffing is the reason for the success of swedish jeans all over the world :)

    beautiful pic.

  75. Jenny

    May 10, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Well, even if it is a loaner, a part of me is in love.

  76. gailleton

    May 10, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Wonderful picture!

    The bike is a “Schwinn Cruiser”, great American design classic.

  77. Runaway Gallery

    May 10, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    I adore this photo. The composition! The clothes!

  78. Never Enough Shoes

    May 12, 2008 at 7:50 am

    I like that he looks a bit awkwardly too big on the bike. It somehow enhances the look

  79. Hovey Vintage

    May 22, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    I love the very neatly folded bike chain avoidance cuff. Never do they look so nice. And the wide brim on the hat is quite a nice step away from the now ubiquitous straw fedora. And god, that bike: the white walls, those swoshing lines. It’s perfect.

  80. Anonymous

    June 1, 2008 at 11:03 am

    Sorry but that is probably this years best look, the trousers (Acne?), the hat, the too short sleeved jacket and on top of that the bike- all i can say is oh.

  81. emilia

    April 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Im a cyclist too, love this bike chique :) so cute

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