Founded in 2016, Albion Cycling has dramatically expanded its apparel offerings in the past decade. And while the product line has grown, the UK-based company has stayed true to its fast-paced iterative roots and is now working closely with the technical fabric company, Pertex, in designing remarkably lightweight and packable products, for on and off the bike. Petor Georgallou pays a visit to Albion’s design HQ for a closer look…
Our Radar Roundup compiles products and videos from the ‘net in an easy-to-digest format. Read on below for today’s findings…
The worlds of fashion and cycling often intersect but truth told, rarely are those collaborations worth sharing for a number of reasons. Yet when Cannondale partnered with British fashion icon, Stella McCartney, it piqued our interests. The two iconic brands worked on a series of limited edition SystemSix, SuperSix EVO, and EVO CX bikes. Featuring the designs of three artists: Ed Curtis in London, Myfawnwy (Maisie Broome) in New York, and Tom Tosseyn in Antwerp, the result is a unique interpretation of how the world’s fastest bikes can still embrace a completely different look. Head on over to the Cannondale mini-site to see the full drop.
The next time you balk at the price of a custom bike we feature here all too often, just remember that this exists. For a whopping $28,900.00 USD, you could throw your leg over this Louis Vuitton by Maison Tamboite city bike. The frameset is made by Maison Tamboite, a Paris-based builder that has been making bikes in-house since 1912. The product/spec information is cryptic, citing “61 x 39.4 x 19.7 inches” for the dimensions of the bike, a “2-speed” crankset, and of course, the “crutch and bell”. If the black, brown, and chrome are too bland for your taste, there are other options, including a Urs Fischer-designed step-through bike. Each model comes with LV monogram leather features.
See the whole collection at Louis Vuitton.
No one knew the world of NYC fashion like Bill Cunningham and if you haven’t seen his documentary, then I highly suggest the watch. So, who was Bill Cunningham? In short: Bill rode his bicycle around New York City, documenting fashion for various media outlets. This weekend, Bill suffered a stroke and passed away, leaving the community in shock. Ride in peace, Bill.
UK Skateshop Palace took inspiration from classic wool cycling jerseys in their Spring 2016 lineup, including this Panasonic flip…
Who’d ever think that bicycle touring could be so, I dunno, handsome?
Made in SF, the Sansom is constructed of Schoeller Turkish stretch cotton with a NanoSphere® water repellent finish with German made Prym s-spring snaps for fastening. This is a tech shirt that looks damn good on and off the bike. The last rendition was one of my favorite MW pieces. Available now, in limited stock at Mission Workshop.
With all the attention given to the Levi’s Commuter women’s line, it should be noted that the men’s line has some nice additions as well. The Trucker, 511 Trouser, 511 Slim return and welcome the Raglan Shirt and a new Windbreaker. Head over to Levi’s to see the full lineup.
When Manual for Speed does something, they go above and beyond. Now, above what or beyond where is open to interpretation, but one thing’s for sure: these cats are wild. Wild, but chill.. and that’s exactly what Kasual Klub is all about. Chilling. Well, that and this:
“What is Kasual Klub? It’s a Vibe, a Crü, and a Collection of Clothes For Sale. And a Klub, obvs. There are only two ways to get in the Klub: 1) Turn yourself into an exceptionally gifted World Class Human Athlete (or equivalent), or 2) buy a Kasual Klub clothing item now available for sale in our “store”. That’s it; one way is really fucking hard, and pretty much impossible, the other way means you just have to buy a cotton t-shirt or some insane technical socks.”
See some more Kasual Klub flicks below and check the lineup at Manual for Speed.
New York City is arguably the originator of what has been marketed, packaged and sold as “messenger style.” From alleycats, to messenger bags, a lot of the visual references really took hold in NYC during the 90’s. Many of the faces and names are still in the game today.
Messengers Style is a visual showcase that illustrates what people rode and looked like in the NYC messenger community during the 90’s. This book is one that’s eluded my private collection for some time, until recently, and for those who haven’t been able to acquire a physical copy, there’s a scanned copy at Stampsy. Who needs Vogue’s interpretation of this? This is the real deal.
If you jump on it quick, there’s a used copy at Amazon right now.
Eli, aka “extra cream cheese”, is one of the absolute nicest dudes you’ll ever meet. That is, if you happen to go to his shop in Denver, Berkeley Supply. His store sells only made in the USA apparel and even though Eli doesn’t talk about here, or show it for that matter, he’s got one of the sickest bikes from NAHBS last year too!
I hope you’re still riding your Avery County Cross dude.
Keep killing it! Nice video, Adam!
Paul Smith has been a longtime fan of cycling and his newest range of garments reflect that. Introducing the 531 Cycling Collection and yeah, it looks really nice!
Let’s face it, commuting wear has come a long way in the past few years and Rapha always delivers…
For this fall’s City Riding Collection, Rapha tried something a little different and you know what? I think it’s working. Check out the full lookbook at Rapha. This one’s shot really well!
Like it or not, fall is here and apparel companies everywhere are “launching” their autumn lineup. The hues for the year are orange, greys and browns. Not much has changed in the outerwear industry, in terms of these colors, but one thing’s for sure, cycling companies have bitten the bullet and begun to match their offerings with classic silhouettes, reminiscent of yesteryear’s garments. Personally, I’m into it. Especially with all these urban hobos riding around on this website.
Check out the newest offerings from Chrome below!
While Wiggins wasn’t at the tour, it doesn’t mean he’s not always busy. Here’s his latest from UK designer Fred Perry.
“Fred Perry is proud to announce the sixth season of the ongoing collaboration with Sir Bradley Wiggins this AW14. Bradley has been involved in every step of the design process and the Bradley Wiggins Collection reflects the essence of his style.”
See the full collection at Fred Perry.