Riding high: how to look the part while cycling

A new breed of brands is finally making aerodynamic unitards, padded shorts and wraparound sunglasses cool

‘As is the case with all good menswear, cycling apparel should strike a balance between form and function’

Cycling, for many, has long been something of a cult. Others have fallen into the sport/hobby more recently by way of a lockdown cliché – as a means of socially-distant transport or burning off the banana bread.

While the early days of Covid-19 fueled a “runnaissance”, it’s clear from the continued climb of bike sales across just about every category that cycling has firmly ingrained itself into the pandemic-era lifestyle, one with its own norms, ...