Getting around by bike downtown is a real lifestyle, hair blowing in the wind, leaving the cars behind, driving throug the city without asking yourself any question, comfortable in your pedals. An issue often come when combining elegance with cycling, and believe me, it is not something obvious for everyone. Try to wear a jacket and go for a ride downtow, not with a mountain bike but a regular one, vintage with racing handlebars. You will see that only two minutes riding and people will start looking at you. It might be a surprise effect, but it really is about the charm of elegant men riding bikes drawing attention, on the contrary of “glitzy” men with sportscars and big watches.
A sophiticated and self-confident men, with an eco-aware lifestyle, a certain idea of the modern man, here is what your fixie ride in suit will provoke. How can be fashion useful if it does not conveys images and clichés? Indeed, a rainy weather could make things a bit complicated, but let’s imagine for this photo shoot, that rain had never existed.
I have chosen a navy suit, worn with a fitted white shirt and a blue/red club tie. The suit sports lovely details like wood buttons. The outfit remains classic but every clothes has a nice fit here.
To give it a modern twist, I went for a plait belt and a pair of Oxford shoes in burgundy with a perforated toe and beige laces. Under the same perspective, this coloured satchel echoeing the tie, still inspired from a schoolboy uniform.
The chrome bicycle here, thumb its nose at all racing cars accumulating in front of Parisian fancy hotels. A pair of leather gloves cand also be used to grab your battle steed handlebar, which will never stop in the traffic jam.
Jacket: Melinda Gloss
Shirt: The Kooples
Tie: Gant Rugger
Trousers: Melinda Gloss
Belt: Polo Ralph Lauren
Bag: Ted Baker
Gloves: Leon Flam