If you are unfamiliar with Rapha the premise is simple: if James Bond rode a bike he would wear Rapha. They make wonderfully tailored gear for the cycling crowd making, “I bike to work” not an excuse for sloppy attire. The tradition continues with the Tailored Jacket for Spring 2011. In addition to looking sharp, it features details specific to the biking crowd: pleats in the rear shoulders, fastening storm-collar, and a zippered key pocket on the left arm to name a few. This marriage between form and function puts Rapha’s gear in a league of its own.
Buy It: $655 at Rapha
– C. Benjamin, Senior Contributor