DPJ’s Bike Chic series by Nathan Simpson. You may see him around town scouting locals who not only ride their bikes but look dapper doing it.

Name: Phillip Perez

Profession: Barista at Giant Coffee

His Neighborhood: F.Q. Story

Favorite thing about Downtown Phoenix: Phoenix has a home-based community surrounding art, food, drinks, music and entertainment.

Favorite places in Downtown Phoenix: Giant Coffee is, of course, my go-to. I also love hanging out poolside at Hotel Palomar.

How are you involved in the community: I volunteer with one n ten, an organization that helps homeless LGBTQ youths.

Usual biking attire: I have an eye for design. I dress for the entire day which is usually business casual. I will dress for the weather.

Favorite places to shop: Thrift stores and consignment shops. Nostra Style House is one of my favorites.

Grooming: I get weekly haircuts at Palabra. My mustache is a part of my Mexican cultural identity. I make my own mustache wax from local beeswax and oils.

Bike: 1987 Centurion Ironman from Phoenix Bicycle Shop.

What he’s wearing:

  • Vintage fit Penguin shirt
  • Straight-leg, ultra-blue, dark denim 7 Jeans
  • Vintage Revue glasses from Italy
  • Heirloom bracelet passed down from his grandmother
  • Cap toe boots – unknown