As always I’m interested to see what Rapha‘s doing each new season and this collection does not disappoint. New styles of old favorite pieces, and new additional pieces that expand the brand’s offerings for the sartorially discerned cyclist. I’ll just touch on what caught my eye but the whole lookbook can be viewed here.
The Trade Jersey (pictured above) was introduced last year but they’ve taken the concept of the jersey further with the addition of embroidered text and graphics inspired by the heroes.
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I got a chance to check out the 2014 Fall Winter Giro New Road line while I was at Capsule for last month and this boot was easily the stand out piece for me. The rep from Giro mentioned that the design team took inspiration for the silhouette from classic hiking boots like the Vasque Sundowner; the red laces are definitely a nod to the hiker style. It’s great to see the brand producing another lace-up style, likely after seeing success with the Empire and Republic models currently being offered.
Between the rugged Vibram sole and one piece leather vamp it’s bound to be a solid boot for winter riding. I’ve never liked a winter mountain bike style boot enough to buy one and commuting with neoprene booties in the winter can be annoying. Whatever price Giro will be asking for the boot will surely be fair for both the style and quality it’ll offer. And now, we wait..
You may know Stan Smith the tennis player, but do you know Stan Smith the tennis player that secretly loved to shred? Adidas Skateboarding put together an amazing campaign video for the launch of the new Stan Smith model skate shoe. The man himself even makes an appearance to recount his early days on the board. Ever wondered where the Gonz really got all his tricks?
Ryan Tatar is a San Fransisco based photographer. These are two spectacular instax photographs that he took, see more of his work here.
Camp Wandawega was clever enough to re-purpose a cigarette machine to dispense small Wisconsin-related souvenirs. More details about each special little item can be found here.
Nearly a year ago I installed a set of Portland Design Works’ Full Metal Fenders on my Lemond. The original design was optimized to fit road bikes that were never meant to fit a set of proper full-coverage fenders. New to 2014 is a much wider model that fit tires from 28mm to 38mm, the original road fenders are rated to fit 23′s but I found some 25′s to fit pretty well. At $120 they’re not exactly the cheapest set of fenders on the market but they boast features others don’t- strong quality hardware, drill-free installation, and strong anodized aluminum construction. Swoop a set from PDW directly or from your local bike shop.
Also see: Field Test: Portland Design Works Full Metal Fenders
“Take-out” editorial content from Que Pasa Shop, more good stuff here.
Pictured are some of my favorite shots from the new Woolrich White line photographed by the talented Emiliano Granado. I really enjoy the styling throughout the lookbook, especially the women’s looks. Just yesterday I had the opportunity to get a hands-on look at the pieces while they were on display at Liberty. With only select pieces of the line being produced in the states a majority of the collection falls at a very affordable price point. White ranks below the Woolen Mills and John & Bros lines but above their regular Woolrich line, for reference. For more lookbook content visit Emilano’s gallery here.
Side note: Emiliano got together with our friends at FairEnds through Yonder Journal to create some handsome wool caps, check em out!