The style of cycling

November 8th 2013

Cycling has to be the most stylish sport in the world. It has such an elegant, innate rhythm, plus a deep design heritage, a unique culture, and some of the most beautiful settings in the world. I sat down recently with three of the leading lights at...

The style of cycling

Cycling has to be the most stylish sport in the world. It has such an elegant, innate rhythm, plus a deep design heritage, a unique culture, and some of the most beautiful settings in the world. I sat down recently with ...

StyleNovember 8th 2013

How to buy cycling clothing

April 12th 2013

Cycling clothing has come a long way in recent years. A market dominated by cheap, mass-manufactured jerseys has broadened into high-tech racing gear, east-London fashion and practical commuter clothes. Cycling gear used to be garish and cheap bec...

How to buy cycling clothing

   Cycling clothing has come a long way in recent years. A market dominated by cheap, mass-manufactured jerseys has broadened into high-tech racing gear, east-London fashion and practical commuter clothes. Cycling gear...

April 12th 2013

What I did this summer

June 25th 2012

Not much of an excuse to post this, except to celebrate being on holiday. The nearest I can get is the Rapha gear, which is performing very well. There is some geeky satisfaction in demonstrating that wool (mix, jersey) and leather (shoes) perform be...

What I did this summer

Not much of an excuse to post this, except to celebrate being on holiday. The nearest I can get is the Rapha gear, which is performing very well. There is some geeky satisfaction in demonstrating that wool (mix, jersey) ...

June 25th 2012

Cycling bags

October 10th 2011

A few months ago I was asked by a reader what cycle bag I used. I apologise for not answering sooner. The reason was partly forgetfulness and partly the fact that I knew Rapha was coming out with its full range of bags soon, and I couldn’t writ...

Cycling bags

A few months ago I was asked by a reader what cycle bag I used. I apologise for not answering sooner. The reason was partly forgetfulness and partly the fact that I knew Rapha was coming out with its full range of bags s...

BagsOctober 10th 2011

Innovation in denim at Rapha

June 29th 2011

I’m always interested in innovations in fabric, and one of the excuses for featuring my favourite cycling brand – Rapha – is that they are constantly pushing boundaries here, whether on wool, leather (both of which I&...

Innovation in denim at Rapha

I’m always interested in innovations in fabric, and one of the excuses for featuring my favourite cycling brand – Rapha – is that they are constantly pushing boundaries here, whether on wool, leather (b...

DenimJune 29th 2011

Leather cycling gloves at Rapha

March 4th 2011

Given my recent trip to Dent’s to see gloves being made there, it was interesting to learn about how the glove making process is adapted to sports gloves – like those made by Rapha for cycling. Unlike a dress glove, sports gloves have to ...

Leather cycling gloves at Rapha

Given my recent trip to Dent’s to see gloves being made there, it was interesting to learn about how the glove making process is adapted to sports gloves – like those made by Rapha for cycling. Unlike a dress glove, ...

Hanks and scarvesMarch 4th 2011

Rapha: The advantages of merino wool

January 10th 2011

My love of tailoring and benchmade shoes is in part a passion for their raw materials: wool, with its versatility and ‘intelligence’ in the way it reacts to temperature; and leather, which moulds and ages so beautifully. As with the ren...

Rapha: The advantages of merino wool

  My love of tailoring and benchmade shoes is in part a passion for their raw materials: wool, with its versatility and ‘intelligence’ in the way it reacts to temperature; and leather, which moulds and ages so beaut...

January 10th 2011

The commissions of Timothy Everest

September 27th 2010

Timothy Everest is a beast of many parts. A tailor who began his career sketching designs for Tommy Nutter, lauded at one point as a saviour of Savile Row alongside Ozwald Boateng and Richard James, he now keeps a delightfully eccentric townhouse in ...

The commissions of Timothy Everest

Timothy Everest is a beast of many parts. A tailor who began his career sketching designs for Tommy Nutter, lauded at one point as a saviour of Savile Row alongside Ozwald Boateng and Richard James, he now keeps a deligh...

September 27th 2010