The Staff
of Valet.

The number of nonfatal bicycle-related head injuries reported in 2008. (Source: CPSC)

I recently picked up a vintage English bike and I've been riding it everywhere, even though I wear a suit and tie everyday. My wife wants me to wear a helmet, but they look awful, are there any stylish options?
- David, New York
  • Get It: This handy palm-sized CO2 inflator works on any tire's valve and fills a flat in seconds. $19, at REI

This was a stumper. For some reason, style and safety never play well together. That said, there are a few options out on the market that can protect the noggin while allowing you to avoid looking like a peddling missionary passing out pamphlets. Yakkay, a Danish company, offers helmets masked as caps (though the dapper herringbone may be a bit warm). In the realm of traditional cycle helmets, Bell's lightweight Vairant offers a certain equestrian charm. Which got us thinking, why not just go for a modern riding helmet like Troxel's? What could look better with a suit?


Related on Valet.


Related on the Web

From the Web


Style Browser


Ask Valet.

The Expertly Packed Carry-On


What should I pack for my first business trip?

- Matt, OH


With nearly every airline imposing a baggage fee nowadays, if you can get away with flying with just a carry-on, do it.

» The solution

Most Popular On Valet


Was this a good piece?



Advertise on Valet