Milan Street Style: The Menswear Shows 2013
Milan street style was still inspiring on & off the bikes during the Fall/Winter 2013 menswear shows. Despite the chilly temperatures and hazardous tram tracks.
When I lived in Milan, I had a 40 minute bike commute to my classes at the Politecnico di Milano. It was a great city to bike in, thanks to the wide boulevards and ample bike lanes.
Considered the most modern city in Italy, Milan still retains a quaint, old-style Italian charm. At least to this American.
No one actually rides a bike very quickly in Milan. The goal seems to be to ride with as much dignity as possible. Despite the extensive tram network, a bike is the most reliable way to get around the city considering the frequent transit and taxi strikes.
I rode an old blue granny bike and I always locked it with two chains made for locking scooters.
I became accustomed to locking my bike outside the Milano Centrale Train Station, even if I were going to be gone for a few days.
I actually left my bike at the train station when I took a trip to Thailand. It was still waiting for me when I came back a month later.