For many of us at FLARE, summer in the city means (finally!) being reunited with our long-lost pals, our partners in crime, the apples of our eyes: our bikes. Forget shoes, bags and sunglasses—a stylish city cruiser tops our list of ultimate fashion-meets-function summer accessories. This year, there’s a new breed of luxe two-wheeler landing in Canada, from stylish man-about-town (and former boyfriend to Marc Jacobs) Lorenzo Martone. The souped-up rides from Martone Cycling Co. (currently available at a pop-up shop at The Room at Hudson’s Bay in Toronto) come in a range of chic hues, including cherry red, bright blue, shiny chrome and matte black, and had our editors clamouring to take them for a spin. Click through for FLARE’s tips for looking fly on a bike this summer, whatever your style.
Photos by Lindsay Murrell
The Heel Lover
Tiyana Grulovic, fashion director
Riding for: 8 years
Bike like: The freedom to avoid the streetcar, and clear my head on the leisurely ride home (I ride slowwwww).
Two-wheel style: I can’t walk in heels but I can bike in them! There’s nothing sexier than being agile in immobilizing footwear.
Fashion fix: Bicycle shorts are your friend.
Fashion faux pas: A short skirt and flash of panties does not a lady make. For advice on how to remedy this, refer to point above.