Giro’s New Road collection started bridging the gap between pure roadie spandex and something more coffee shop appropriate. And Levis, Outlier, Makers & Riders, Beta Brand, Bluffworks and more have introduced office-ready garments that work as well on the bike as off.
But you know bicycle commuting has started it’s glorious path toward mainstream when the major fashion houses start creating entire collections around the activity. Fortunately, Ted Baker’s modern British eye has turned to it before such department store brands as Hilfiger, setting the (handle)bar pretty high for others entering the space.
Click through for a sampling and video teaser of the collection…
Clever features include the “Action Back” shoulder construction allows for ease of movement and proper positioning on the bike, plus hidden pockets and reflective details that don’t distract when off the bike.
The blazer has underarm eyelets to help vent heat and overlapped panels on the back of the shoulders to let your arms reach forward without pulling the shoulder yoke too tight and restricting movement. Flip the collar for reflective striping.
The polo shirts have reflective stripes under their collar, too, plus a hidden zip pocket on the rear side.
Trousers have a reinforced seat, side zip pocket and ergonomic cut to the legs. They’re slim fit, but it’s a stretch cotton. Roll the legs up for reflective hits with a velcro cuff adjustment on the drive side. Tuck the rear pocket flaps into the pockets and they reveal a reflective strip.
Other jackets, shirts and shorts also available, exclusively online.