July 31, 2008  ·  design  ·  mail  ·  tech

Mailbag: Scooter Stylin'

Reader J.J. asks: "Is it OK for a man to own a scooter?" Answer: If you live in an appropriately safe and metropolitan context, a scooter might actually be your best option—an ultra-economical two-wheeler that you can ride to work while still dressing like a grownup. The street cred of the scooter is well known to anyone who lived in Britain in the 60s or has seen the Mod classic Quadrophenia. But to pull this off today you need to have a truly great scooter, and in our book that means the Vespa LXV: a modern Italian design, yet at the same time a loving tribute to the classic 60s models.

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