Archive for ‘Clothing’

March 23, 2018


Black Bike – low seat, aped bars, hard tail, straight pipes… we’re talkin’ ATTITUDE! Don’t mess with this sister; she’ll chew ya up and spit you out so much as glower at you. Ebony chopper matches her black tank top and bandanna.

March 22, 2018

Watkins Street

Pretty – handcrafted bobber from an artisan workshop in Buckinghamshire. Purdy Motorcycles. Bespoke components adorning a spare frame. Pre-unit engine provides locomotion. Tweeds, leather tunic, goggles and gauntlet gloves would serve for garb.

March 19, 2018


QA/QC – Ex-racer Sidney Tubb gives a “hot-off-the-presses” T120 Bonneville’s a once over as they roll of the factory line. He was ‘shop foreman in the early sixties when this photo was taken.

March 16, 2018

The Lasso of Truth

Wonder Woman – Friday’s Femme Moto is Gal Gadot who is the current Amazonian Princess superhero from DC Comics. She looks the part by her black Ducati.

March 1, 2018

Synthesizer Scoot

ELP – Prog Rock piano and keyboard master Keith Emerson astride his aped Norton Commando clad in full leathers. Forming the group The Nice he developed a mix of classic, rock, jazz, blues, and boogie-woogie amongst others first on a Hammond organ and later on a Moog. I would hope he took musical inspiration whilst hating around on his black motorcycle.

February 24, 2018


Mashie or Niblick? What better way to head to The Links than on a trusty BSA with your dog as co-pilot? Better make sure the wheels don’t get snagged by an errant Baffing Spoon!

February 17, 2018


Cowhide Couple – the twosome that ride together ‘hide together. Prim pair sporting neat and stiff Langlitz Leathers. These Cascade jackets are still available from the 70 year old manufacturer. Spanking new Triumph is ‘fashion accessory’.

February 9, 2018

Put the kettle on Sid!

Steam Punk Rocker – Nicely sorted custom, built from a Triumph Scrambler, for racer, and former boxer, Sarah Lahalih. Created by the capable mechanic-artisan shop Garage Company owned by Los Angelean Yoshinobu Kosaka. Using a flat-track theme its low lines a reflected in the smooth grain of a wooden seat and crescent swept back handlebars. A leather clad tank, tanned to a warm complexion, with stitched “Triumph” logo emphasize the boardtrack chassis vision, supplemented with a springer fork front end. The leather strapped Pendleton wool blanket completes the look. All she needs is a South West weave covered water canteen and an adventure road from the nineteen twenties beckons. Westward Ho!

February 7, 2018

Painted by Hand

ROAR! Midweek Cat on a tank! Seen at last years Motoblot bike show, hipster fun on two wheels. It’s like some WW2 warbird nose art.

February 3, 2018

Mason Dixon

Stormin’ Norman – here’s Walking Dead’s Daryl looking proud astride a beautiful black Triumph Tiger. No crossbow but the wax Belstaff jacket may keep the zombies at bay.

February 2, 2018

Sex Sells

Descriptive Leader – when illustrating the superlative virtues of a new and better item it was all the rage to label obvious physical particulars as top-notch characteristics you couldn’t do without. Of course… draping a lassie along the length of it goes a long way too…

January 29, 2018

Hold On!

Alley Cats – a couple of greased hair rockers compare their Triumph machines in an atmospheric image.

January 22, 2018

Gina Vanucci & the Fifth Earl of Lichfield

Lords & Ladies – I was kindly informed that yesterday’s post were society photographer Patrick Anson, also known as Lord Lichfield, and Swedish actress, and ex-wife of Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland. Being in the thick of the swinging sixties he was always surrounded by beautiful women. A better view of that Honda.

January 21, 2018

Mr & Mrs

Stylin’! – Motorcycle clothing can ensure unqualified coolness; but make sure you have the hair-do, heels and neckscarf to compliment the look otherwise forget it! Cafe’d moto is a late Sixties Honda CB450 Black Bomber. Sunglasses are aviator. Silk cravat? Pure Carnaby Street…

January 19, 2018

We Can Do It!

Sassy Siren – sunny smile under a blue sky. Personalized scrambler with funky tank graphics and well lagged pipes. Workmanlike clogs too. Rosie the Riveter lives!