New York City has always had style and those fashion trends are best observed on the streets. Just ask the Godfather of street fashion documentation, 85 year old NY Times photographer Bill Cunningham. He spent a lifetime cruising around on bicycle learning you don’t go to the runways of Paris or Milan, but the sidewalks of Broadway and other streets where the vogue types go to be seen.
The bicycle community is no exception. Always ahead of the curb (pun intended) Messenger bags, rolled up pant legs and office attire made to commute in.
Photographer Sam Polcer, knows what’s up. He’s got a new book coming out which has captured the bike style NYC.
You can follow along on his blog at: preferredmode.com
To celebrate the book launch, there will be a get together at Redbeard Bikes in DUMBO.
More details from Sam:
NEW YORK BIKE STYLE
Friday, April 4th
at Redbeard Bikes
69 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY
with music by James Mulry
complimentary beer from Sixpoint
and a bike light giveaway by Bike New York
RSVP to the event on FFacebook to stay updated on the party and invite friends (this’ll also help me make sure we have enough beer).
I’ll be selling copies of New York Bike Style at the launch, but it’s also available for pre-order on Amazon here, and will be on sale at bookshops and online retailers like Barnes and Noble around the official release date, which is April 1st.
Thanks! Hope to see you on the 4th!