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December 6, 2010 No comments
An Embarrassment of Britches. Brooks Cycles in PantsStyle & Fashion
Outlier's array of mind-bendingly gorgeous and irresistably durable cycling apparel. The bikes and young people aren't bad either. Outlier Winterweight OG As the bar for fine looking, functional bike trousers gets raised with each passing week, only the strongest can survive. With that in mind we can assume Clever Cycles will surely be selling their next generation of Stealth Pantaloons" in 2525. (Photo below by photographer Ezra Caldwell for Clever Cycles. Ezra has an amazing Flickr set you can find here.) hybrid pants". Carrying around two half trouser legs in a bag to zip on to your "shorts" as the need arises can seem like a lot of hard work to the less industrious. But when fully assembled, the above specimen at least manages to convey the worth of that extra effort. Extra marks for white brake levers. Minus points for faux rivets. Moving along... Betabrand has in recent times cornered the market in reflective seat-pocket handkerchiefs, which for some companies might be reason enough to put up their feet for a while. But thankfully restless souls reside at Beta, and corduroy deserves a second chance. Not to be outshone by their Pacific neighbors, PEdAL.E.D has created pants whose highly-reflective surfaces cleverly masquerade in sunlight as "acid-washed" details, see below. This is a look that will send shockwaves through the reflective tweed industry. Mr. Hills and company will certainly not trackstand idly by. Any trouser review would not be complete without including the increasingly-popular "short pant" that seems to go in and out of fashion before and after the warmer months. tree trunks, you will surely appreciate a pant that gives them ample breathing space to spin out your 53x12 whenever you feel like spending some time out in front of the peloton. The above pictured short pant version comes from legendary California lug worshippers, Rivendell. A pant that finishes just above the knee also has the added advantage of riding up high enough to give your foes (in this case, toes?) a terrifying look at exactly what they're dealing with. And finally, for self-starters only.... There is one great equalizer one should never forget.