This tiny upstart company’ from Los Angeles was founded because they couldn’t ﬁnd any stylish cycling ‘knickers’ at a reasonable price. So they made their own, adding jeans, hoodies, caps and a few other urban riding essentials as they went along.
The styling is unapologetically messenger, and every detail – especially on the shorts – has been thought out meticulously by people who love to ride.
The only apology the company does make is that the prices might be a little higher than others due to their all-American ‘ﬁrst world production’ policy. Sounds fair – and we’ve seen higher prices anyway…
£65 Cotton riding shorts, £80 Riding jeans, £38 Merino baselayers, £30 Hiding hoodie
Mens Cotton Shorts £65
With a tight, ﬂat-fronted ﬁt, these three-quarters are nevertheless cut and featured for comfort ‘on the bike or bar stool’. Articulated knees, seamless gussetted crotch, a medium-weight 97 percent cotton, three percent Lycra mix fabric, deep zippered pockets on the bum – who wants to ride with anything in their front pockets?
There’s even a handy, vertical mobile pocket on the back right-hand-side, which everyone who’s experienced trying to dig out a ringing phone that’s lying unﬂatteringly, uncomfortably and irretrievably at the bottom of a pocket will appreciate.
There is also a Women’s cotton short available with the same fabric, features and price – just a more lady-speciﬁc cut.
Mens regular leg Jeans £80
These ‘riding jeans’ share most of the same great features of the shorts – though we found the 34 size of the trousers was slightly less ﬁgure hugging than the three-quarters. Which is a good thing. These strides will look as good as any designer trews as you sip your ﬂat white coffee in Soho.
Then, when you’re ready to move on, roll up your chain-side trouser leg to avoid your oily ﬁxer’s chain, and you’ll also reveal the high-vis reﬂective strip on the inside at the back. Genius.
Merino Baselayers £38
We love everything that’s made in odour deﬂecting Merino wool, and these baselayers are no exception. Available in men’s and women’s sizes.
Hiding Hoodies £30
More sports cafe than sportive but cosy and casual and the front pocket means you can shake hands with yourself in secret.