New collection coming soon from Paul Smith and Rapha

Harmonious clash of British style titans will be launched on 1 October

by Martin Thomas   July 28, 2010  

There will be a harmonious clash of British style titans on 1 October when Rapha and Paul Smith launch a co-branded collection of cycling clothes and accessories.

Building over two seasons, the collection will feature products - aimed, no doubt, at the well-heeled cyclist - that are inspired by road racing and designed specifically for city riding.

This is the latest in a series of collaborations between Rapha and Paul Smith. The two companies first worked together in 2007 on a Grand Départ Jersey to celebrate the Tour de France prologue in London. The jersey is now a collector's item, fetching at least £300 on eBay.

Paul Smith went on to sponsor the Rapha Condor Sharp racing team in 2009, and has already featured the riders on Paul Smith bags this summer.

A limited edition Paul Smith version of Rapha’s Grand Tour Gloves was launched earlier this year.

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posted by VecchioJo [767 posts]
28th July 2010 - 15:42


that dot looks odd. much preferred the Paul Smith stripes on the Condor bikes of last/this year.. if i was a well healed city type i may well have gone for stripes. ho humm

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posted by Fringe [1083 posts]
28th July 2010 - 18:33


Ah Rapha, continuing to tread the line between "must have" and "there's one born every minute".

If you can carry off an ensemble including a purple polka dot scarf, "HAT" indeed...

"Tant que je respire, j'attaque!"

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posted by John_the_Monkey [422 posts]
30th July 2010 - 13:29

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I'm digging out my purple anodised ringle quick releases.

It's not just about the size of your cog.

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posted by TRs Blurb n Blog [270 posts]
30th July 2010 - 13:31


Time to dig out the old purple and white briko's I reckon!!!!!

CR Webster

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posted by Crwebster123 [32 posts]
30th July 2010 - 13:59