Whether I’m making clothes or bags, I always try to source as many of the materials in Berlin as possible. I really enjoy travelling around the city searching for that perfect button to finish a jacket, or whatever else it is I need. The majority of this is done by bike. There seems little point owning a car in the city and I rarely use public transport. Even in the depths of winter I cycle around, the latest suiting wool find stashed safely in my rucksack. Surely though, it is this time of year that I enjoy it most. Without gloves, hat and padded coat I need all winter, style becomes as important as function.
When I saw Horst A. Friedrichs had compiled pictures of Londoners and their bikes for “Cycle Style”, I just had to have it. Flicking through you feel their choice of bike is so closely linked to the clothes they wear. I had already planned to post about this book today. And then yesterday in the late afternoon sun my friend Schuyler took this photo of me. Perfect timing. Now I can share my own cycle style with you.