I recently discovered Vulpine, a line of cyclist-oriented clothing that’s really well made, comfortable, and looks nice on and off the bike. I like their approach, which is neither the spandex/skinsuit nor the commuter Christmas tree. For example, their pants (or, “trousers,” since they are British) look like simple dress pants; they just also have features like reflective material inside the bottom cuff (which becomes visible if you roll up the leg), a zippered pocket for valuables, a key hook, and water repellent coating. They bend in the knees and fit well in the crotch while in the saddle. Cleverly designed.
My only complaint is that it is hard to get their clothes in the US. There are only two places where you can order Vulpine products: Vulpine’s website, and SportPursuit. Both are UK websites with all warehousing and distribution run out of a London suburb. Shipping takes about a month.
Now, most days, I carry clothes with me and change when I get to my office. But, if the weather is cool and I know I won’t sweat much, sometimes its nice to arrive in the clothes that I plan to wear to work.
All to say, I wonder if y’all have recommendations for other clothing companies that cater to / design for cyclists who don’t want to look like cyclists when they get to the office/campus.