Archive for ‘Clothing’

May 8, 2020

Rusty Ride

Chopper

Best boot forward on this long legged cycle as it hoofs along a green verged highway under blue skies. Enjoy your weekend folks!

April 24, 2020

LP cover

Leather Rockers

Hard as nails. These five lasses are stern looking and have gallons of attitude. A couple of nice sixties Bonneville offer an appropriate foil to the image.

April 9, 2020

Pendant

Pure seventies trinketry

– appropriate after yesterday’s posting, here is a necklace that you can wear to display a fandom of the Happy Days character of cool.

April 6, 2020

Pussy Galore’s Flying Circus

Cathy Gale

Sadly one of the original action women of the silver screen died today. Honor Blackman who, in my opinion, is the definitive Bond girl. She played opposite Sean Connery in Goldfinger with perfect grace and grit. She started a life on two wheels as a dispatch rider during WW2 in London. She was 94.

April 3, 2020

What’s Johnny rebelling against?

Bracing pose

– Marlon Brando has a cheeky grin in this promotional photo of the ‘53 move The Wild One. Weekend at last! MB was born on this day in 1924.

March 24, 2020

Four Score & Ten

Match your Mini

– Cool guy Steve McQueen would have been ninety today. he even makes a brown cardigan look hip: the ideal garb for a coffee ‘n’ cream Cooper.

March 13, 2020

On Ilkley Moor

Interwar Years – Three women having a picnic during a road test of a Triumph Scorpion, 1931
March 12, 2020

Art Deco

Poster

– imagery by Italian graphic designer, and latter Olivetti chief designer, Marcelo Nizzoli from 1925 for Fabrique National F/N – Belgian arms manufacturers who also built motorcycles. A smooth ride indeed if the pillion lady can put on her lipstick whilst the shadowy rider tears along the lanes of Flanders

March 6, 2020

Two – Up

Pillion – life is so much more fun with a companion to share the adventure with.

March 2, 2020

Smooth Sam

Comet

…another illustration from Akita Sorimachi of a Vincent riding cove clad in belted trench coat, plaid trousers and flat cap. Fine drawing indeed.

March 1, 2020

Dapper Dan

Goldstar

Men’s clothier Drake’s used Japanese artist Akita Sorimachi to create a number of illustrations for their advertising. Like pen and wash imagery from 50’s and 60’s magazines they evoke the seemingly relaxed sensibility of an age. The BSA Goldstar is an ideal foil for the gent in striped shirt and sleeveless vest.

February 9, 2020

Oi!

Rockers! Evocative photography of a ton-up boy taking off on his cafe’d ride. (The photo is actually a contemporary scene made to look period: the swing arm of the bike to the rear left has a hefty tire and matching swingarm)

January 31, 2020

Green Grow the Rashes ‘O

 Though it were ten thousand mile | Accomplished tattoo artist Tracey Rose loves her Triumph Bonneville. Her ink work is a mixture of sublime color work and exemplary black line with grey shading work. Go to her shop to see examples of her artistry.

http://www.luckysoultattoo.com/

January 24, 2020

Chaises

Blowing Bubbles | awesome sketch by Elsa Chang of some lass laying back sending soap bubbles into the sky. The grey wash with brushed ink work is fluid and inspired.

January 23, 2020

Red Balloon

Luftballon | not ninety nine… just the one. The bobber ‘cycle rider is adrift with the escapism one experiences when cruising along. Fun artwork from Douglas Thompson who captures the gravity defying nature of motorcycling.