Three Indians: vintage motorcycle inspiration

There’s my fulfilled love for bicycle chic and then there’s my unfulfilled love for vintage motorcycles. A Triumph Speed Twin from the 1930s has long found itself on my ‘to buy’ list but is yet to find itself parked alongside my Audi. A vintage motorcycle, a shawl neck cardigan and long, open roads would all add up to a perfect experience, and one these gentlemen no doubt had. And while I shan’t be living out such an experience in the immediate future, I can still draw sartorial inspiration: this picture features on at a time when biker fashion is returning to prominence as a trend for 2011.

vintage motorcycle fashion

You’ll find a close up photo after the jump.

This vintage picture comes to us from July 1915 and was snapped in Washington, D.C.;

“Motorcycle team, relay to Frisco.”

Frank S. Long, F.L. Leishear and Josiah McL. Seabrook.

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Via Shorpy.

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He was 5 when his teacher wrote on his report card “Daniel can’t sit still.” Taking it as a compliment, he’s been on the go ever since. Having flown over 590,000 kilometres in a single year (2012), he’s done much to push the boundaries of a fashioniser, always looking to fold one extra Tom Ford suit into his set of Samsonite cases and for one extra occasion to tie a tie for. As much an editor-at-large as he is’s Editor-in-chief, when he's not travelling to all the fashion weeks his passports will allow him to, Daniel works on guiding this publication’s editorial and trend views. He is one of’s co-founders.

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