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PAUSE Trend: Ride in Style

By September 23, 2014Culture, Fashion News

Who said fur was only for coats?

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Extraordinary shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti introduces “Fur Vibes” pack for Autumn/Winter 2014. Like we’ve never seen before, the new sneaker collection is embellished with fox and shearling fur, completed with the statement metallic straps. The sneaker also features suede and comes in beige/brown and black, stay tuned for the release date.

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Who said fur was only for coats?

giuseppe-zanotti-fallwinter-2014-fur-vibes-sneakers-1

Extraordinary shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti introduces “Fur Vibes” pack for Autumn/Winter 2014. Like we’ve never seen before, the new sneaker collection is embellished with fox and shearling fur, completed with the statement metallic straps. The sneaker also features suede and comes in beige/brown and black, stay tuned for the release date.

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With the resurgence of cycling in major cities, the trend of riding solo has transformed style on the streets. Designer brands, including Levis and Rapha, as well as high street chain River Island, are now incorporating cycling specific ranges into their main collections that are all aimed at the urban and style-inclined cyclist.
photo 1(2) photo 5 photo 4photo 1The struggle of favouring style over substance is real when it comes to all things cycling, but be it a formal or casual look, there is always a way to ride in style.

Cycle style is all about fusing modern and classic cuts, ideal for inner-city wear. Let’s not forget that cycling is a sport, so the high-street meets sport infusion that was big in Spring/Summer is also a strong look on two-wheels.
photo2The high-street inspired sportswear is just one way of how styling a strong cycling look can be done. No thought of Lycra, instead opt for the simplistic use of sportswear staples and functional materials.

Pair up relaxed sportswear, long-line tees and sweatshirts, with tailored pieces, such as tapered trousers and a statement sneaker, to help create a sophisticated, clean look.
photo 1(3)Versatility is key in ensuring you ride in style. Layering is essential in order to maintain a strong look in all conditions that inner-city life throws at you. So for a formal take match up a blazer with plain tees, shirts and sweats, or for a more relaxed feel switch up trousers with a sportswear jacket, creating a fitted silhouette that will give your look a tasteful twist.

Topman Ltd have launched ‘Velo’, a collection inspired by the growing trend of cycle style, taking inspiration from the French origins of city-cycling, with pastel colouring and traditional stripes taking centre stage.

The bold patterning and prints of the collection create a strong vintage feel, that when paired up with a slim-fitting jean and detailed accessories, creates a timeless look for whenever you decide to saddle up.

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The growth of Barclays Bikes has had a massive impact on cycling style. The sky-blue detail of the ‘Boris’ amongst the relentless city streets, has made the need for colour blending in your outfit even more important, to ensure you look good on the go.

Remember opposites attract, so when it comes to colour blending monochrome remains a strong long. Break up textures and pastels, so if you are rollin’ with an oversized pastel tee, switch up the pastel with a block colour black jean or a neoprene texture, for a stronger statement piece, contemporary for cycling.

So when it comes to Barclays Bikes, be bold, switch up colours and textures in to what’s compatible, be it collars and cuffs, big prints or subtle detailing to provide protection and safety to a clean-line cycling look. They may not be the most fashionable of bikes, but if you plan your outfit right, you’ll be able to style it right.

Ted Baker are just one designer to have launched their own ‘gearly beloved cycling friendly menswear range’, which is a bespoke collection that refuses to bow to style over substance.
uk_Mens_Raising-the-Handlebars_Jersey_WIZARD-Jersey-blazer-Navy_TA4M_WIZARD_10-NAVY_2b.jpguk_Mens_Raising-the-Handlebars_Jackets_SACMAC-Reversible-hooded-jacket-Navy_TA4M_SACMAC_10-NAVY_2b.jpguk_Mens_Raising-the-Handlebars_Jersey_HENNBO-Crew-neck-top-Navy_TA4M_HENNBO_10-NAVY_2b.jpgThe collection brings in bold colouring, geometric prints and subtle stitch detail to create a more wearable alternative to typically athletic cycling clothing. The use of slim-line silhouettes and durable fabrics give the outfit’s huge versatility that allows you to dress for the destination as well as the journey.

The final touch in order to ride in style is all about the shoe game. The slip-on trend remains strong in cycling, be it a classic Vans slip on or Givenchy, the slip on trainer looks strong when applied to a skinny tapered trouser for a smart-casual cycling approach.

Trainers, of course, remain a strong look too, switching up suits and sneaks for a casual, versatile and all round comfier look. Pair up with an unadorned trainer to provide compatibility and durability with your cycling style. Look no further than a one-colour classic, such as the Reebok retro runners or Air Max 90s.
photoTo be on point with the strongest formal look on two-wheels, it’s all in the detail of finding the ideal shoe silhouette. Slim-line slip-ons or loafers create a strong look and are easily wearable in motion, whereas brogues or a classic lace-up shoe offer stronger durability and a more refined look if you are intent on looking smart in the cycle lanes.

Words: Tom Everest

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