Archive for ‘Clothing’

January 18, 2020

Uber alternative

Boda Boda Madness | Dutch artist Jan Hoek and Ugandan-Kenyan fashion designer Bobbin Case captured the madcap Nairobi taxi drivers who elaborately design their bikes to attract customers.

The motorcycles are all Indian made Bajaj 125’s.

January 17, 2020

V for Victory

Snow in the forecast | winter is finally arriving here in the Midwest so let’s put our thoughts to the warmer days of summer.

January 15, 2020

Gittern God

Skydog | supremo guitarist Duane Allman picking away on his ’59 Cherry Sunburst Gibson Les Paul. He looks to be in another zone altogether. Cool t-shirt.

January 6, 2020

Under the palm

Winter | About this time in Chicago ones mind wanders to the warmer days sometime in the distant future. Under a blue sky sittin’ on a bobbed Bonnie you need to wear a black exposing armfuls of tattoos. A beard, yes you need to grow a beard.

December 30, 2019

Mambo Rock

Forty Five RPM | classic instrumental hit from 1958 with very memorable lyrics: “Tequila” x3. Awesome cover photo of the band in matching red suits over white tees on Triumph motorcycles.

December 20, 2019

Two Wheels Good

Ride On | One-time Olympian and current jockey Victoria Pendleton swaps her pedal power and horse for a Triumph Speed Triple. She’s been taking further adventure riding training to enable her to join the club of adventure motorcycle escapades.

November 28, 2019

CAPTAIN Hilts

The Cooler King | Our man Guy Martin is to recreate the classic Finland scene from The Great Escape made famous by Steve McQueen. In blue torn down sweatshirt and khakis he’s to jump a barbed wire border fence on a green Triumph Scrambler. On Channel 4 December 8th.

November 15, 2019

High Kick

Escapism | Sun sinking in the West sets mountains aglow. Park the bike in a meadow and kick your smile to the skies. Enjoy what life can offer you.

November 7, 2019

Mail Order

Catalog Time | As the seasons change and cold weather starts closing its chill grip then the mail piles up with catalogues. Today the JC Peterman one arrived, the cover has a nicely illustrated winter scene.

October 26, 2019

Street Smarts

Friday’s Femme Fatale | shuttered store fronts with graffiti scrawl provides a gritty backdrop to this confident lass on an old Triumph. Glittering fuchsia helmet adds to the glamour of women bikers.

October 10, 2019

Leather Jacket

Ride: I brush my teeth, I dry my hair
I put on skimpy underwear
And I ride
To hell and back
Yeah I ride
Carving up the nation..

Comic song by the late and everso great Kirsty MacColl for a comic piece on French & Saunders. In the video Dawn & Jen are riding choppers through a dreary English countryside- well they’re actually on the bikes which are strapped on a trailer. Kirsty would have been 60 today.

October 5, 2019

Smiles

Tiger Two | an updated photo of the vintage Triumph bike owner from yesterday’s post. This time with his wife on pillion.

September 28, 2019

The Triumph Chronicles

Space Man | peering over the ‘bars like some Ray Bradbury character a modern desert sled pilot scans a desolate horizon and aims the Triumph Scrambler towards a distant point in the future.

September 27, 2019

Nerf Herding

Princess Leia 1940’s | The earmuff hair-do gives it away. Post war dame takes a racing crouch pose aboard this 500cc Tiger.

September 20, 2019

La belle rouge

Red Molly | A happy smile as we land at the weekend.