Umit Benan in Florence with his re-done JNCO pants needs a mixte frame bike for sure.
Benan says he envisions pants like this on a “stylish young Cuban businessman” from the “freer and happier time” of pre-Castro Cuba.
It reminds me of those Soulful Commando tight and baggy jeans. At least you don’t need a chainguard for these.
Umit Benan photo from the Sartorialist.
Cycling in Europe
John “The Sartorialist” Schuman seems to often work bicycles into his street fashion photos, especially when he’s working in Europe. Click on images to click through to Sartorialist for commentary and larger photos.
Two bike posts about the Sartorialist in one week!
This week, Scott Schuman is posting fashion photos from Paris. He writes of the Velib rental bikes:
These rental bikes are changing my relationship with Paris. Before I felt so trapped by the lack of taxis and a challenging subway system (those connecting tunnels are the devil). This past men’s season I started using these bikes, and now I feel a power of control over getting from one place to the next easily.
Read more: “Short Cycle Paris.”
Submit a photo of yourself looking chic and fashionable on a bike, and you might win a bike in the Chictopia Top Shop Bike Club contest.
(Mentioned also at Chic Cyclist.
It’s no secret to bike culture bloggers that street fashion photographer Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist is a fan of bicycles. Schuman sometimes gets around New York City by bike to take his photos of style on the street, and he sometimes includes the bike in his photo frame.
It’s been a while since I looked at his blog, but I dropped by The Sartorialist blog to see what he’s been up to lately. I love that when Schumer travels overseas, bikes are often just part of the background. Click on the images to see them large and for details.
During the Menswear Fashion Week in Milan this week, Emporio Armani showed us that the well dressed bike commuter in Spring/Summer 2010 will go bare chested and wear shiny shorts with colorful shoes.