East Dane Giveaway

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I’m holding a contest with East Dane on my Instagram through Memorial Day that will give ten lucky winners a $50 gift certificate to their site. Entering couldn’t be any simpler: just check out their list of designers and leave a comment on this post mentioning your favorite designer with a hashtag or mention of that designer’s account. Then, on May 27th I’ll pick ten people at random to receive a gift certificate. Easy as pie!

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M. Nii Summer ’14

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Anyone that knows me well can tell you that I am a bonafide land lover through and through. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy going to the beach in warmer months but I’ll take a shady mountain trail over hot sand any day of the week. If I was more surf-inclined I’d be wearing M. Nii all summer long “down the shore”- as they say around these parts. This Summer’s collection of American-made and classically-styled sportswear is super solid. Some of my favorite pieces include their two-tone corduroy “Low Pressure” jacket and “Big Rock¨ striped pocket tee- stripes are definitely their specialty.

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Tanner Goods Saddle Bag

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Really digging the design of this saddle bag from Tanner Goods that I had previously noticed on their edition of Cielo builds. The double ring strap is a nice alternative to a buckle or toe strap, I imagine it holds the bag to saddle rails really well. With it’s heavy duty 10z canvas, 18oz twill, thick leather, and brass hardware it’s definitely not the lightest saddlebag around but it’d surely look great on a classic steel road or city bike. Check out the bag in the other two great colorways as well as Tanner’s handlebar and frame bags on their web shop.

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The Hill-Side SS14

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Yet another killer season for Brooklyn accessory brand The Hill-Side and a colorful lookbook shot by Josh Wool on location in New York’s flower district. They couldn’t have picked a better location for their latest collection of ties, caps, totes, shoes, and all the other playfully patterned pieces The Hill-Side is producing for Spring and Summer. Click through any image to see the rest of the collection or visit their site here.

 

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OYO Mountain

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OYO Mountain Products is the side brand of Colorado gear brand Topo Designs that was created to function as the in-house line for their flagship store as well as a way to make some items that they wouldn’t normally with Topo. Items like frisbees, hacky sack bags, and other multicolor accessories. And of course there are bags, how could they not? A quick look at their tumblr reveals what inspires OYO: vintage ACG, hardtails of the 80’s and 90’s, Group B rally cars, hi-vis sportswear, and pretty much everything else dreams are made of. Looking forward to seeing what else they come up with this Summer.

 

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Samba Velo

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The good dudes over at Hackney GT are not only lovers of cycling but appreciators of the beautiful game and the music of Brazil- Russ himself is actually an eclectic dj whose mixes bring together all sorts of global genres. To celebrate the World Cup landing in Brazil this Summer Hackney GT’s created a jersey for men and women designed with motifs borrowed from the nation’s flag. Swoop here, go for a ride, and watch the games! Photographs by Geoff Waugh.

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Youth Before Youth

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I’ve accumulated a pretty good collection of cycling socks and some of my favorites have been Tenspeed Hero and Girafe Sportive (their side line) designs produced by Defeet. All of the socks pictured above are done up in Defeet’s tried and true Aireator design- tall, light, and made in the USA. Check out the TSH shop for some of their new styles and colorsways.

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Rapha SS14

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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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