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The Lookbook: Cycling Revolution

Biking to work on city streets has become a new vehicle for style, inspiring a wave of high-performance haberdashery. After all, you can’t walk into the office wearing a sweaty jersey and sausage-casing shorts or a cacophony of too-loud colors and athletic logos and still hope to preserve any shred of your professional mojo. The best offerings of the cycling style revolution are reworked masculine mainstays cut from high-tech cloth, in a refined color palette and tricked out with functional details.

1. RIDE AWAY
handsomecycles.com, $2,000
Handsome Cycle’s Devil Ultimate Commuter makes a serious style statement.

2. PACK LEADER
mrporter.com, $250
The leather-trimmed, water-resistant-canvas Pickwick backpack reflects Brooks England’s century-old cycling expertise.

3. HEADS-UP
bernunlimited.com, $60
Bern’s action-sports beginnings bring street style to its line of bike helmets. The Watts, with its signature brim, remains the company’s most recognizable model.

4. BLAZER SADDLES
parkerdusseau.com, $425
San Francisco–based Parker Dusseau’s stretch-cotton commuter blazer is breathable and water repellent. Extra style points for reflective collar trim and Italian gunmetal snaps.

5. TAKE THE STARES
mrporter.com, $325
Badass but city savvy, this pair of mirrored acetate sunglasses comes from Paul Smith’s cycling-themed collection.

6. ROLL WITH IT
rapha.cc, $220
Rapha’s cycling jeans are made from a stretch fabric that’s more abrasion resistant than regular denim. The reflective graphic inside the right leg makes you easy to spot.


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