What are you going to wear? Sometimes there’s an easy answer. Sometimes not. Sometimes it’s good to look at a few suggestions then add your own tweaks and ideas. That’s what these are for. The summer night pedal-driven pub crawl is one of the great joys in life. It’s an easy going way to spend an evening, but that doesn’t mean you need to default to a t-shirt and cargo shorts (or worse, lycra). Equal parts form and function, this outfit will get you around town feeling comfortable and looking solid. Strongly consider a helmet as well as a light for the ride home.
The Polo: Original Penguin “The Earl” – $34.99 ($59). Black isn’t a very summery color, but let’s assume you’re starting out as the sun goes down and it’s not too blazing hot. Black actually works visually with other brighter colors like the turquoise of the shorts. Plus the white piping on The Earl is a nice throwback, and it ties the sneakers in a little. The pique fabric is washed and super soft, and the heritage-slim fit is a true slim fit. Chest pocket is perfect for your sunglasses after the sun sets.
The Bike: Felt Cafe 3 Men’s – $550ish. Not a big fat cruiser, not a road bike, not a mountain bike. Not a lot of things, yet plenty of others. Three speeds is plenty if you’re in shape and don’t have to climb too many hills, plus there’s no standard/dangling derailleur. Chain guard helps keep some of the grease off your legs and pants. Fenders keep splatters off your butt and back. The bike bell is small and barely noticeable. The Tan leather seat and hand grips look terrific. And it has a cup holder. Really.
The Bike Lock: Kryptonite Kryptoflex Combo Cable Lock – $12.52. One less key to carry.
The Card Case: Chester Mox Slim Card Case in Antique Saffron – $95.00. Spendy. But awfully handsome. Since you’ll be on your bike, leave the thick billfold at home. Consider making the switch permanent.
The Shorts: Merona Tailored Club Chino Shorts in Turqoise – $24.99. These have been getting a lot of play lately, and for good reason. The oxford-cloth like option is the best, but the rest of them are mighty fine too. Tailored but not tight, and hits above the knee. The light blue would absolutely work here too.