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Ride in Peace, Bill Cunningham

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.

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OLOW

Who’d ever think that bicycle touring could be so, I dunno, handsome?

Manual for Speed Launches the Kasual Klub

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Manual for Speed Launches the Kasual Klub

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.

Messengers Style from the 1990’s

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Messengers Style from the 1990’s

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.

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I Love Berkeley Supply!

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!

Chrome is Ready for Fall

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Chrome is Ready for Fall

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!

The Fall Winter 2014 Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins Collection

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The Fall Winter 2014 Fred Perry Bradley Wiggins Collection

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.

Interviewed: Christopher and Graeme Raeburn on their 2013 Rapha Collection

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Interviewed: Christopher and Graeme Raeburn on their 2013 Rapha Collection

With the success of the Rapha Raeburn line earlier this year, my friends at the Rapha North America office reached out to me for a different kind of press. I was very impressed with what the first Raeburn line accomplished: high end, performance cycling wear, manufactured in the UK and developed by one of the UK’s most renown fashion designers, Christopher Raeburn.

Check out my interview with Christopher and his brother Graeme Raeburn for Rapha below!