A few weeks ago, we wrote about an Oakland, Calif. -based “tinkerer” who was inspired to create a pair of stylish high heels you could bike in.
Today, we bring you more bike fashion.
Seattle-based Hub and Bespoke specializes in designing fashionable and practical items for cyclists. As the shop’s Web site notes the items its sells are ” . . . a collection of apparel and accessories that meet functional needs with a fashionable sensibility.”
For the rainy season, there’s the women’s riding coat, which has special reflective features including: sleeve cuffs turn down to reveal reflective material, ideal for hand signaling, a collar that turns up to reveal a reflective neckband and back pleats that conceal the reflective strips that are sewn into the skirt when the wearer is stationary, but flare open when they catch air during a ride.
There’s also an equestrian-style helmet cover, which comes in several colors.
I know you don’t need to dress fancy to ride a bike (and probably shouldn’t), or spend a lot of money but the idea that bicycle-loving entrepreneurs are remaking old standards with two-wheeled travelers in mind seemed too good not to share.