This week in Get The Look, I show you how to look the way grown ups did when you were a kid. I’m taken back to the late seventies when the imposition of random breath testing sent many an honest drinking man to his shed, or a bike store, to equip himself with new drinking wheels. The look is defiantly suave. It says, Our cars you may take, but never our pride. The best news is, it’s a look you too can add to your cycling repertoire, for under $400. A fixie alone would set you back twice that amount, plus hundreds more for the costume. Here’s how!
1975 Raleigh Sports: $300. Period tweed suit with monster lapel: $36. Short back and sides: $32. Complete the look with that scowl you remember men having whenever people like you were keeping them from drinking or gambling. If seeking authenticity, add a hip flask of whiskey to sip to stay warm.
As always though, choosing the right helmet is causing me difficulties.
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Know any looks that can be nailed for under $500, including the cost of the bike? Let us know by posting a comment. We have WW2 German soldier’s helmet covers to fit over most brands of standard bicycle helmets to give away to readers who can provide stories with pics.