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Cycle Chic

Cycle Chic

Book rating: 05 Hardback

By (author) Mikael Colville-Andersen

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 212mm x 28mm | 821g
  • Publication date: 5 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500516103
  • ISBN 13: 9780500516102
  • Illustrations note: 368 illustrations, 358 in colour
  • Sales rank: 83,587

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"Ten Best Fashion Bloggers". ("The Guardian"). "The Sartorialist on Two Wheels". ("The Guardian"). "Top 100 Blogs Worldwide". ("The Times"). Against the background of rising mass-transit fares and an unhealthy planet, the liberation and efficiency of getting around by bike has made city cycling one of the most popular pursuits in urban life. From gritty messengers to tweed-sporting bankers, from Pashley princesses to high-tech roadies, cycle chic is everywhere you look. No one is more attuned to the explosion of these new trends than Mikael Colville-Andersen, who launched the first cycling fashion blog, Copenhagen Cycle Chic, more than five years ago. The blog went viral, and there are now cycle chic blogs from Sao Paulo to Mexico City, from Tokyo to Vancouver, and from New York to Budapest. Published in a compact format targeted at the style-conscious and urban tribes of all stripes, hundreds of images in this ingenious collection curated by Colville-Andersen present the most charismatic combinations of individual style and practical function and demonstrate how far cycle attire has moved beyond lycra.

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By Patricia 02 Aug 2012 5

I love to cycle. I love everything about cycle culture. Cycling is escapism for me. And this book is just a natural progression in the ever growing love I have for my two wheeled friend. I've followed the Copenhagen Cycle Chic blog for years and cycle 'normally' (gasp) every day, to the point where I sold my car many years ago because I just wasn't using it anymore. Fancy that. So without question, I had to purchase this book. And I love it!

It's a grand book, full of the wonderful photographs Mikeal et al have taken over the years, of the Chic on Cycles, across different countries, cities and cultures. Beautifully laid out in sections (cycle colours, clothing textures, patterns, scenery etc), the images offer a look in to the non-complicated, stylish, sexy and of course chic world of just hoping on your bike (as you are!) and riding wherever it is you want to go. Simple.

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The fun photos by Colville-Andersen and a few other photographers flaunt the beautiful people of the urban bicycling world.