In FADER 61 we took springtime extra curricular activities very seriously, profiling some awesome urban bike wear (but without all the profane spandex). Designers from Brooklyn based label, Outlier, fulfilled the requests of their fellow bikers, designing a series that looks good on and off the bike. For them, a cycling hat isn't just a hat, it's a balance of sleek lines, polished mechanics and durable materials, kind of like a nice Peugeot. Now, in a limited series, designers Tyler Clemens and Abe Burmeister have teamed up with Austin "Horse"—a crazy bike riding dude—to make a breathable lightweight hoodie that dips in the back, an amazing shape for covering any unfortunate vertical smile action that may be happening on afternoon bike rides this summer. Check out what we had to say about the brand after the jump.
When you hear the word “performance sportswear” tailored pants and merino wool hoodies probably don’t spring to mind but that’s exactly the kind of functional sophistication you can expect from cycle-friendly clothing line Outlier. Designers Tyler Clemens and Abe Burmeister bonded over a shared desire for durable, yet dapper clothes to wear while cycling around town, and when they couldn’t find anything decided to have a go designing themselves. Their philosophy is best exemplified in the Outlier waxed cotton cycling hat, a collaborative effort with milliner Victor Osbourne, and a stylish nod to the city bound biker.