Well, I always said if Mission Workshop ever made jeans, they’d be the best on the market. And that’s exactly what they are, the best jeans I’ve ever worn. These jeans are made in Los Angeles, from an advanced stretch-woven fabric developed exclusively for Mission Workshop by Mectex S.p.a. at their mill near Lake Como in Italy. Best of all, they’re guaranteed forever. In stock now in black or navy, at Mission Workshop.
This has nothing to do with cycling, unless you chose to ride in White Oak by Cone Denim. 110 year of making the fabric for some of the best jeans in the world. If you ever get the chance to buy a pair of White Oak denim, you won’t regret it.
I’m a one-pair-of-jeans kinda guy. I usually wear them until they blow out, then get them repaired, all the while never washing them. I’ll ride mountain bikes in them, travel extensively, wear them on photoshoots, commute in them, wear them every single day and eventually they’ll age and develop a great finish. Nothing about my normal jeans inhibits me from riding a bike. That’s because normal jeans are perfectly ok to get sweaty in, take a digger in or get soaking wet from rain. The problem is durability. You need great denim that will last, not cheap, thin crap. My preferred denim is Cone Mills and my preferred jeans are made by Tellason, especially their black denim.
If you prefer blue jeans as opposed to black and have been looking for a great pair of US made jeans, don’t miss out on the new House Industries Velo Tellason jeans. They feature a mid-rise fit to prevent “plumber butt” and feature a slim, yet not skin-tight fit. The raw, made in North Carolina Cone Mills White Oak red-line selvage 14.75 oz denim wicks sweat into an indigo blue dye for your favorite white saddle too. They’re sewn in San Francisco and feature a custom, leather Velo Tanner Goods patch. They’ll stretch up to 1″ where it’s tight, so size accordingly. I’m a 33 waist and I buy size 32 jeans.
Buy once, wear, repair, wear and regret nothing. See more at House Industries.
Cadence’s Dustin Klein talks about the brand’s raw denim jeans and how it evolved over the years.
The New York Times recently featured an article on Keirin Cut Jeans, a denim company making, you guessed it, jeans for riders with unusually large quads and fit waistlines. While I’ll say the article alludes that all cyclists are plagued with large quads, which isn’t entirely true, it’s still an interesting read and I’m sure it was exceptional press for the company.
They’ve made it well past their funding goal, but are taking pre-orders for their denim now at their Kickstarter page.
Cadence brings back some classic designs for their fall / winter lineup, including two personal favorites of mine: the Exon black denim and Contrary winter cap. Head to Cadence to see their fully-stocked fall and winter online shop.
Cadence’s jeans have always been a great bargain and this time, they’ve changed the cut to match the fit of raw denim. For under $100 you get North Carolina Cone Denim in black!
Scoop up a pair at Cadence.
The 2013 Levi’s® Commuter collection is now available online and at select Levi’s® retail spots. This season, the line has expanded, offering something for everyone. Maybe next year, ladies will have a pick too?
Check out the press-release below…
It’s no secret that these days, women get left out of a lot of cycling apparel lines. Maybe that’s a good thing? If that big denim company had made a women’s line, then maybe brands like RYB wouldn’t have taken the initiative themselves to fill the much-needed market. For whatever reason, the ladies at RYB look to be filling that void. Check out their IndieGoGo campaign here!
Cadence’s popular Raw Denim is back in stock. Made in the USA, with construction that will last years, for under $100. Pick up a pair here but remember, raw denim will stretch out a size or two, so size accordingly.
The Levi’s® Commuter Line is in its third season and the line has come a long way since the first year’s offerings. New for 2013 is the Commuter Parka, Commuter Shorts and Commuter Cargo Pants, along with the classic Commuter Trucker, Chambray and Jeans. Check out the line at your local Levi’s® flagship store, or here online.
Cadence has marked down all of their products, including the kick-ass 686 rain gear!
“Spring is here and we are cleaning up the warehouse.
All items in sale section marked down over 30% off
Spend over $100 and take an additional 10% off your order with promo code: springcleaning”
With the success of their Commuter line last year, Levi’s® brought it back, just in time for spring. New to the line for 2012 is the Mobility Fleece, the Commuter Workshirt, the Commuter Hooded Trucker and various colors in the Commuter Trousers.