Rugby Ralph Lauren have teamed up with Tweed Run to create the first ever Rugby Ralph Lauren Tweed Run. The duo look to bring the one-of-a-kind cycling event to the States, with all its classic tweed styles and British heritage influence coming along for the ride. On Saturday October 15th, New York participants will gather in the Village and will ride to Brooklyn while breaking for tea as well as a soiree on the way. There are prizes up for grab as well with categories like Best Vintage Bicycle and Best Dressed being two of the many.
This is such a perfect match as I personally believe Rugby and Ralph Lauren carry some of the best tweed ensembles on a consistent basis. For this special event, expect to see some collaborative pieces like silk scarves, flasks and saddles. Although registration is closed for the event, be sure to head over to Rugby to learn more about the event. We’ve got some shots below that should give you a sense of what to expect next week.
The Epitaph started as a humble cruiser but has somehow willed itself into the behemoth you see before you. Each Epitaph features a custom crafted wheel set that allows the ability to mount a total of 4 low profile tires. The seat, grips & frame inserts, also made from scratch, are fashioned with obsessively selected aged leather. Laser engraved Roman Numerals on the seat identify build number.
These are available in very limited numbers, twelve to be exact.
The Rapha Continental began in 2007, driven by the idea to discover, or perhaps rediscover, the lost art of cycling. Through words, photos, maps and films they have been sharing our tales of adventure and discovering some of the more beautiful routes and rides in North America. We recently covered their Amgen Tour of California. This video is a full-on film which captured the team’s journey.
A few weeks back, Slate Olson and Jeremy Dunn of the Rapha team took a trip to California to go ride a few stages of the upcoming Tour of California with Tim Johnson. Good times were had and luckily somebody was there to catch it all on camera.
Rapha’s ongoing collaboration with Paul Smith has proven to be extremely successful for the iconic cycling brand. Their preview video for S/S ’11 highlighted some great pieces from the collection, these trousers being one of them. “Smart, high-performance trousers with a contemporary cut and designed for summer city riding.”
I’ve been hunting for another pair of chinos because, well, you can never have too many. That plus some of the ones I have don’t fit me proper whether it’s in the thigh area or the leg openings. I usually buy a pair of “slim” chinos and have them tapered a bit to a width of my liking. From the looks of it, Outlier’s 60/30 chino would probably make my life much more simple and more comfortable as well.
They’re perfect for the spring and summer seasons as they are made from Outlier’s lightweight and extremely breathable 60/30 fabric but their cut allows for better movement and durability. “You get all the comfort and good looks of a classic cotton khaki twill, but with the durability of a hiking parka and the four way stretch freedom of a bike short.”
That sounds heavenly. Sign me up for a pair in the Marine Blue finish.
Rapha turns us to a special video which highlights their collaboration with Paul Smith and its offerings for Spring 2011. On display is just about everything from the lineup including the versatile windproof shirts and we’re pretty a long sleeve henley was spotted as well.
Some of the Rapha x Paul Smith offerings are available now at Rapha but look for more pieces to become available in the coming weeks.
It seems there’s much to expect from Rapha in the coming months as they’ve given us a preview of their Spring 2011 collections. For the city rider, look for the highly anticipated Rapha Jeans, as well as the fully-fashioned merino City Jersey, a new Rapha Trousers colourway and updated Rapha Shirts. The brand’s collaboration with Paul Smith continues to evolve as they’ve added over ten new products with enhancements such as the utilization of merino wool, windproofing and reflectivity.