If you shun the legal requirement to wear a helmet in favour of a classic bowler, not to mention having a vintage hat box strapped to the front of your bicycle in place of where a basket might be, one could quite adequately guess your profession.

Yes, this gent is a hatter.

Not all hatters may be mad but they most certainly are stylish, and at the weekend’s Melbourne tweed ride Michael Albert, the hands and head behind Smart Alec Hatters, was amoung the many to get into the spirit of the occasion.

This dapper outfit was given an edge by way of cherry red Doc Marten shoes and a little Steampunk-esque fob accessory. You can find more photos of the outfit after the break.

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For more photos of the Melbourne Tweed Ride follow that link.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.