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Fresh new colours for Vulpine’s spring clothing range

Spring is in the air, the temperatures is rising, and Vulpine have released a lookbook and video showcasing their 2014 spring clothing range, featuring new merino boxer shorts, a cycling blazer and some fresh new colours across the range.

All of which you can see in this slick lookbook that Vulpine have produced, including a few short videos so it’s worth having a look. A nice touch they have added are the downloadable wallpaper photos for your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Check it out at http://lookbook.vulpine.cc/spring14, and here's the video.

Vulpine have in quite a short space of time garnered a good reputation among those cyclists valuing style, performance and fit, with garments that look as good off the bike as they do on it. They continue to offer a full range for both men and women, sticking to founder Nick Hussey’s goal of offering a 50/50 male/female range.

What’s new then? These merino boxer shorts are for a start, which Vulpine reckons are an ideal replacement for regular lycra cycling shorts. They seem like the ideal garment for city riding, you could wear them under trousers or shorts and get extra comfort from the Cytech insert, and probably wear them all day without having to get changed into civilian clothes. They’re made from 150 gram merino wool and are grey with Vulpine green detailing. They cost £45.

The other new product is the Oliver Spencer cycling blazer, which we’ve already covered on road.cc. To recap, it’s a limited edition blazer, the result of Vulpine collaborating with British menswear designer Oliver Spencer. It’s designed to be functional on the bike, with a water-resistant cotton fabric with underarm vents, reflective fabric, fold-back cuffs and slightly longer arms and back, so it fits well when in the riding position. It costs £295.

The Alpine jersey, a performance-cycling influenced top first introduced last year, is available in a new grey colour for men and blue and green for women. It's made from the same 180g Tasmanian merino wool Vulpine use for their other garments, which is great at wicking sweat away from your skin and stays smelling nice. It features a full-length zipper and a handful of pockets around the back.

There’s a new colour also for the Merino Polo shirt, a stylish number that looks good off the bike, and is just the thing for looking like a normal person on a bicycle, without pulling on a garish skintight lycra jersey. It’s a relaxed fit but tailored for cycling, available for men and women.

The Merino T also gets a new colour, a light blue, alongside the existing colour options. Available for men and women, it’s made from high-grade 180g Tasmanian merino wool with a relaxed fit, for women it’s little shorter in the body, cut in at the waist and wider at the hips.

New colours for the Merino button jersey above too. The Button, available for men and women, is becoming a staple of the range. Last year it was updated based on customer feedback, showing they listen to their customers closely. They cut it cut shorter at the waist, added silicone grip tape at the rear only, and added a larger valuables zip pocket.

 

Prices and more info at www.vulpine.cc

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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geargrinderbeard [88 posts] 1 year ago
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I stopped reading at the £45 underpants. Who is buying this?????

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hoski [78 posts] 1 year ago
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Claud And I [20 posts] 1 year ago
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geargrinderbeard wrote:

I stopped reading at the £45 underpants. Who is buying this?????

They have a pad in them so they're more like undershorts...not just pants. A technical garment, I guess. And merino is pricey generally. Rapha sell a similar thing at the same price.

It is a lot of money though, you're right.

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aslongasicycle [380 posts] 1 year ago
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geargrinderbeard wrote:

I stopped reading at the £45 underpants. Who is buying this?????

No ordinary pants though.

Imagine a normal pair of pants. Imagine riding in them. Ouch. And they smell.

Now imagine wearing bibshorts in a pub, with the footie in the background. Comfy on the bike. Not in the pub. People are looking at you. That nice person over there you fancy, they might be talking about you under their breath, having a chortle.

Scene set.

Now take those pants and make them out of the finest pure merino wool. No odours, no wet patches, they are super comfortable. By god they feel so good its illegal.

Now cut them for cycling.

Now remove the scratchy labels and print the info on with silicon.

Then flatlock stitch them so the seams are soft and comfy.

Now add a world-leading Cytec pad, cut low-profile so you don't walk like an incontinent hippo.

A decent pair of bibshorts with a Cytec pad costs way more than £45.

Charge £45 of quality, comfort, rigorous thought and cycling specific research and design. And put a Vulpine logo on. And feel proud.

Now ride all day in them. Up hill and down dale. In pub.

Enjoy Boxers (or for women, Boy Shorts) that are neither bog standard pants, not too-techy bibs.

I rest my case, m'lud.

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notfastenough [3661 posts] 1 year ago
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I see we're back to Nick's "15 points about value" again!

Are you doing a version without the pad Nick? I feel like some luxury undies!

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aslongasicycle [380 posts] 1 year ago
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notfastenough wrote:

I see we're back to Nick's "15 points about value" again!

Are you doing a version without the pad Nick? I feel like some luxury undies!

Gizza chance!... Joking apart, we may do, if there's interest. As long as they benefit cycling.

And it'll always come back to those 15 Thoughts On Value!
http://road.cc/content/blog/79326-vulpine-fifteen-thoughts-value

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Gizmo_ [1333 posts] 1 year ago
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Never mind how much they cost. If you can work out how to convince the wife to start riding, I'll buy the whole range.

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WolfieSmith [1244 posts] 1 year ago
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I've always thought 'Cycling - It gives you a firm Bum' would do more to encourage women's cycling than anything else. 'Does my bum look big in these shorts?' No. And it doesn't look flabby either '

Feel free to use the copy Nick.

Yours.

With buns of steel...

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mooleur [537 posts] 1 year ago
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Mmm I quite like the look of that polo neck for commuting on warm days!

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RobD [282 posts] 1 year ago
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I've got to say, I love the couple of Vulpine items I own, and would certainly add some more if I could justify buying more cycling kit for the amount of time I spend riding. If I were to start commuting by bike more frequently I'd certainly be adding some more Vulpine kit to my wardrobe. Especially liking the new colour alpine jersey.

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northstar [1108 posts] 1 year ago
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More overpriced stuff no one needs.

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BillyElNino [11 posts] 1 year ago
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northstar wrote:

More overpriced stuff no one needs.

Let's all walk around in one size boiler suits and eat govt. issued porridge then shall we?

There's very little any of us 'need'.

It's what you ascribe value to and is wholly subjective.

I won* a pair of Vulpine £17 merino socks and they're the best goddamn socks I've ever worn and my feet thank that little naked Merino Sheep every time I put them on..

*Thanks Nick!

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northstar [1108 posts] 1 year ago
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*Woosh*

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northstar [1108 posts] 1 year ago
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But it is?

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aslongasicycle [380 posts] 1 year ago
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BillyElNino wrote:
northstar wrote:

More overpriced stuff no one needs.

Let's all walk around in one size boiler suits and eat govt. issued porridge then shall we?

There's very little any of us 'need'.

It's what you ascribe value to and is wholly subjective.

I won* a pair of Vulpine £17 merino socks and they're the best goddamn socks I've ever worn and my feet thank that little naked Merino Sheep every time I put them on..

*Thanks Nick!

Thank YOU! Makes me happy to hear we've made something you enjoy. Nobody has to buy our wares. Its a personal thing. I never spend good money on DIY stuff, because its not an area that interests me. But I totally get it when my best mate buys a £400 drill. Its his thang.

Here's to difference!

N.B: Though its not overpriced Northstar, and I WILL fight you over that. With water pistols. Filled with cuddles.

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Yennings [237 posts] 1 year ago
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Love the handful of Vulpine products I've bought to date. Less keen on these exotic foreign photo locales and wanky 'lookbooks' appearing suddenly. Two of my very most favourite thing about Vulpine when it started were A) Its innate sense of Britishness, and B) The fact it ISN'T Rapha...

Bit worried with all these designer collaborations and foreign photos that the brand is going in the Rapha direction now, though. Bring back the 1940s-style Yorkshire Dales catalogue shots, I say.

Also on a related note I walked into local Cycle Surgery the other day and it felt odd to see a range of Vulpine kit hanging in there. Obviously great news for them commercially but felt a bit like seeing a Paul Smith display in Topshop. Just felt like a bit of a strange fit. I reckon Vulpine is better in smaller specialist stores like Condor, Kinoko and LMNH.

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3cylinder [94 posts] 1 year ago
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So, I actually paid for a pair of 'the £45 pants', because I've wanted something like that for a while (for Brompton journeys round London which are long enough to become chafe city in regular shreddies, but also I can't rock up in lycra at the other end).

Although I haven't given them the a full workout, they seem to tick all the boxes; the pad is actually better than I imagined (I was thinking it would be something minimal like you find in a tri-suit, but it is actually a 'proper' thickness like in a regular pair of shorts), it is perhaps slightly smaller. Usual excellent vulpine quality.

100% happy

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Richktm [1 post] 1 year ago
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Hello,

I just want to say how I'm impressed with Vulpine. Being stuck in Montreal, Canada and yes we still have snow...;-). I ordered some goods to get ready for the spring season. Jacket and pants. Amazing products and great service

Jon is also doing a great job a multi tasking. Vulpine has my future spending budget on clothing.

The boys in Pink be warned. There is a new sheriff in town.

RW