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A Closer Look at the Stylish Fellas of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

You can really wear a suit anytime.
IMAGE Instagram/ marcnelson/ zoren_legaspi
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Apart from raising awareness and funds for the health of your balls (and mind), the good men of last Sunday's Distinguished Gentleman's Ride also presented a slew of classic looks: suits, pinstripes, waistcoats, ties, bow ties, cravats, and more.  

While Marlon Brando in his Perfecto leather jacket is the most popular image when you think about speedsters, the gentleman in a suit is also a uniform of bike riding, which really began as the weekend occupation of men with money. 

Time moved on and tastes shifted (to leather), but more than a thousand men in Manila, Cebu, and Davao prove that the old standard is still viable—and damn good looking—today. Here, a closer look at all the cool looks. 

We would like to start with this mood, because this is how we want to exist in the office every day.

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Forget flash lenses. What you need is a flash helmet. 

The uniform of DGR is a variation of the suit with a helmet that obscures the face. 

 

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Anonymous Helmet Moment No. 137: Cool Mask Edition 


Anonymous Helmet Moment No. 37: Waistcoat Edition 

 

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Under this particular helmet (plus aviators, motorcycle brace, yellow scarf, blue jacket, pinstripe trousers, and Nike sneakers) is actor Zoren Legaspi. 

 

How to twin? Play up color via accessories. 

 

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Note the matching helmets, visors, and neckwear. This is how you should do the couple look: with perfect taste and subtlety. (We want that plaid suit.)

 

Moving on to more gentlemanly accessories: If not a bow tie, a scarf. 

 

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That flat cap is a classic in bikewear. 

 

What makes this look is the punch-of-red waistcoat with the silver beard and hair. 

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A standout monochrome rig banks on the (blue) synergy of chambray and denim.  

 

This blue suit. 

  

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Baby blue really goes with baby pink. See: Marc Nelson.

 

Just two best buds presenting two ways of dressing for a bike ride. Rovilson Fernandez wears denim and gingham, a rugged counterpoint to Marc's sport coat.  

 

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Make that three. Hello, Jinno Rufino.  


More famous faces: Kim Atienza is a secret cool guy. (Let us forget his sometimes corny weatherman persona. Bonus: Jay Taruc!) 

 

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Notice how, in this photo, the stylish gang of men is led by a woman.  

 

Bye, walkers. 

  

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