Style Rider aims to document the world’s most stylish motorcycle riders, be they riders of classic, custom or cafe racer steeds. Focused on the intersection of motorcycle culture with individual style, here we speak to Bourke Street Bakery barista and ultra-hip proponent of quality workwear, Addy Senevong.
Describe your style: I like vintage workwear for its combination of style and functionality. Riding to work every day, each item has to perform well both on and off the bike. Today I am wearing a Barbour waxed cotton motorcycle jacket, a 1970s Seiko ‘Pepsi’ model diving watch, Tricker’s brogue boots, Evisu bandana, Effector Eyewear, Samurai 25 oz jeans and a baseball cap from Ebbetsfield.
Next purchase: The Real McCoy’s leather motorcycle jacket with fur collar and D pocket as worn by 1970s punk rockers.
Style icon/inspiration: no one person, just elements from many stylish peoples over the eras, in particular, the 1950s and 1960s rockers. Japanese magazine Clutch has a nice mix of clothes for the motorcycle and hotrod scenes while Vice, architect and design in general and Lewis Leathers—the world’s oldest motorcycle apparel brand—all provide varying inspiration.
Today’s ride: 1971 Triumph Bonneville T120R 650cc
Best local ride: Newtown through Sydney’s eastern suburbs to Dover Heights, onto Coogee and then back home. This is my typical after-work unwind. My favourite day ride would include a run down the South Coast via the Royal National Park, Robertson and Kangaroo Valley.
Best distance ride/s: South of Sydney to Braidwood via the Royal National Park, Kangaroo Valley and Jamberoo. Alternatively, north via the Old Pacific Highway to Newcastle before camping at Seal Rocks.
Insider tip: warm, lined gloves in winter and a waterproof jumpsuit in your kit bag make all the difference when riding any sort of distance.
Next ride: Chopped on the Victorian Border; a three-day hot rod, music and vintage car festival. We are going to take a leisurely four days to ride down there, camping along the way.