Posts Tagged ‘Clothing’
We’ve seen a movement towards cycling attire that isn’t so aimed at the hardcore rider – however some of it is for the truly “uptight cyclist.” Phil Siegert’s line of cycling attire isn’t so uptight, but it is for the Upright Cyclist – which is now the name of his business.
His line of clothing is for those who don’t want to change what they are wearing to go for a ride, so whether it is for commute to work, a leisurely weekend trip around town or a journey to the store, Upright Cyclist can have you covered. The company, which just launched last month, introduced five pieces that include shorts, pants and three jackets and each is meant to handle riding around town, while still looking good off the bike.
Upright Cyclist Official Website
Cycling apparel maker Sidi has partnered with Castelli this season with a new line of men’s and women’s cycling attire that offers a bit of flare and a whole lot of fashion. This new lineup pairs nicely with the Sidi road shoes, and is inspired by some of the greats of Italian cycling, including the Pippo, named for Flippo Pozzato; an Ivan Basso design and even one for Dino Signori, the founder of Sidi.
Sidi Official Website
[Via Bike Rumor: SIDI EXPANDS CLOTHING LINE, WITH NEW SIDI BY CASTELLI TECHNICAL WEAR]
It is often said that those who fail to learn from history are destined to repeat it. That probably isn’t what De Marchi had in mind, but those who do know some cycling history can wear it!
The company is introducing a line of historical jersey reproductions from cycling’s “golden age” and this limited edition series features attired based on what were originally manufactured by the Italian clothing brand, which has been designing and producing cycling wear since 1946. Reproductions of old team jerseys will feature two front pockets and these include the 1951 Wilier jersey worn by Antonio Bevilacqua and the 1949 Atala worn by Luison Bobet. The line will also include the 1967 Mainetti worn by Marino Basso, the 1969 SCIC worn by Vittorio Adorni, the 1972 baby blue Salvararni worn by Felice Gimondi, and the 1975 Filotex worn by Francesco Moser.
De Marchi products are distributed in the U.S. through Bicycle Technologies International.
Bicycle Technologies International Official Website
Cycling attire looks great when you’re riding a bike. However, as we’ve long noted what might look good on the bike looks anything but good off the bike, and utterly inappropriate at work. While cycling shorts have really no place at the office, neither does a team jersey.
We’ve seen some efforts to make office friendly shoes and now Giro’s New Road Apparel is a line of commuter garb that will be fine for the work place beyond casual Friday. This line features Merino wool, which is breathable and stretchy, and a design that will be good on the bike and good on the office. The lineup includes different layers as well so you can be sure to dress appropriately as you ride to work.
Giro Official Website
The cold gray winter still has a ways to go, but Martin Golf Apparel unveiled its new Spring 2013 collection that includes new patterns along with a full color palette that might help liven things up. This includes the men’s popover shirt, which are now available in Gingham Check and Bengal Stripe, both offered in the Rivera color palette. Also new this year is the men’s short sleeve 2-button Pima Cotton Interlock shirt that features a self-fabric collar. This new line of golf apparel is almost enough to make us forget it is still only late January!
Martin Golf Apparel Official Website
When we heard that H&M was going to introduce a line of cycling attire we weren’t sure what to think. Did the clothing retailer just add an athletic section? But it turns out that this isn’t exactly racing attire, but more along the lines of fashionable clothing for those who like to cycle and don’t want the spandex look.
H&M is partnering with Brick Lanes Bikes and will deliver a lineup of backpacks, shirts, waterproof jackets and pants. The clothing is set to roll in March of next year. Video after the jump
The BMX competition at the Olympics is still a week away, but Team USA riders are probably already suiting up in their Nike uniforms, which have gotten rave reviews. While the fashionable uniforms have turned heads, the riders will get the technological benefits when they go for the cloud.
Nike reportedly spent the past two and a half years developing the uniforms, which include protruding bumps on the arms and sides of the torso, that are being called “Speed Dots.” The small air-deflecting dots are rumored to have been wind-tunnel tested for America’s fastest BMX racers, and will give Team USA just one more tiny edge over their competition, and in a sport where thousandths of a second can be the difference between Gold and Silver, this high-tech clothing may come in handy. Read the rest of this entry »
Between biking, running, yard work and other activities in the summer heat, lately the laundry hamper has been emitting a particular odor I really hope a good cycle in the washing machine will take care of. To help things out, we got our hands on a bottle of Febreze Laundry Odor Eliminator. This goes in the wash in addition to detergent, and works to lift odors out of the fabric. Read the rest of this entry »
LG posted a video showing its new line: The Course Limited Edition Collection. The line uses technical fabrics, articulated fit, 5 motion chamois, coldblack, Boa Technology and other materials and techniques. Read the rest of this entry »
The now-banned LZR Racer swinsuit
The Olympic Games don’t begin for over a week and already there is much controversy – not on the fields of competition but rather on what is covering the athletes. In the United States some lawmakers are upset that the attire to be worn by the U.S. Olympic Team was made in China.
Then there are the swim suits that will be worn in the pool – and could be a replay of the now-banned 2008 LZR Racer skinsuits. Likewise the golf ball inspired track suits are getting much attention. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re going to spend your days catching fish you should look good doing it. For this year you can suit up in the Nobis Fisherman Jacket, which is part of its Spring 2012 outerwear collection. It is a functional jacket that is made to stand up to the elements.
It features a Polyurethane coated exterior, DWR treated cotton/nylon outer shell, front button fastening, mouldable in-peak wire, quilted elbow patch and two-way industrial zipper. It is available in olive, tan, navy and black in plenty of sizes. But at $375 you might want to wear this around town and find another jacket to take fishing!
Nobis Official Website
Years ago, before the advent of clothes dryers, people would use clothesline to hang their laundry. No doubt in cities the clothing didn’t get all that clean considering the smoke and pollution in the air, and yet in China there seems to be new development that could bring back the clotheslines.
Chinese developers Mingce Long and Deyong Wu have created a new coating, one that combines titanium dioxide and nitrogen, which is applied to cotton clothing and when exposed to the sun can actually clean the clothes. The treatment can even stay intact after traditional washing and drying. Read the rest of this entry »
Finding athletic apparel that is made in the U.S.A. is actually not too terribly difficult if you read enough labels. Yoga pants, cycling clothing and even t-shirts are still made in America, but most of these items are well over $20. Sometimes a simple pair of sweatpants or shorts to bike around town is all that is needed and not breaking the bank is a bonus. Swami Sportswear of Temecula, CA is manufacturing a line of pants and shorts for men, women and children that are all 100 percent Made in America and all for under $20 – even for custom made sweatpants.
The line of clothing includes Capri pant for the ladies, sweatpants, sports shorts and non-padded cycling shorts. The material is a fleece cotton and polyester blend with a fabric weight of 400 grams. Most of the adult bottoms are available in nine different colors and seven different sizes, all using the same thickness of fleece. There is one pair of sweatpants specifically made for the girls out there, but you only have the choice of two different colors. There is no specific section for boys, but the men’s wear is offered in some fairly small sizes. Read the rest of this entry »