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Paul Smith and Rapha Give Cyclists Some Style

Fashion designer Paul Smith lends his expertise to cycle-gear brand Rapha
By Pat Fogarty
March 17, 2011
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Paul Smith and Rapha Give Cyclists Some Style

Fashion designer Paul Smith lends his expertise to cycle-gear brand Rapha
By Pat Fogarty
March 17, 2011
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Cycle-fashion: most people consider the term an oxymoron, bringing to mind images of brightly coloured lycra, or even worse, cycling shorts worn so thin that they’ve become transparent. If you’ve been afraid of joining the cycling revolution for fear of committing a crime against fashion, then allow British fashion designer Paul Smith to put you at ease.

His new collaboration with cycle clothing brand Rapha brings some style to the two-wheeled set. Their new spring/summer range blends Smith’s fashion sense with Rapha’s cycling nous to create cycle-wear with a stylish look, but maintaining the technical and functional elements needed to stay comfortable on a bike.

Unfortunately, style comes at a price, so the hip pockets of hipster cyclists will be a little light if they’re sporting these threads. And of course, compulsory helmet laws in Australia mean you can’t legally look as cool as these models.

[via Hypebeast]

Published on March 17, 2011 by Pat Fogarty

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