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 Fashionising.com at a time when biker fashion is returning to prominence as a trend for 2011.

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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 Fashionising.com’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 Fashionising.com’s co-founders.

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