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New urban lineup includes mac and trench coat and lots of merino wool

Vulpine has launched a Luxury Winter urban cycling range that includes a men’s mac and a women’s trench coat, both made in Britain, along with a cashmere sweater. It looks like the lineup is well-named in that it’s made from high-end fabrics with neat details. 

The cycle-specific aspects of the designs are subtle. When you’re walking around town the clothing certainly won’t shout,  “I’ve just got off my bike”.

Here are the range highlights.

Men’s British Cycling Mac £395

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Vulpine Luxury Winter 2016 3 - 8.jpg

The Men’s British Cycling Mac is available in dark navy and stone. It is made from a British Millerain fabric that’s designed to be breathable and showerproof, and it comes with a reflective tail split.

Women’s British Cycling Trenchcoat £395

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Vulpine Luxury Winter 2016 3 - 2.jpg

The Women’s British Cycling Trenchcoat is available in the same colours and is also made from a British Millerain fabric, but this time it’s a double-breasted design with a belt. Like the men’s mac, it comes in a cycling fit with pleated shoulders to allow the movement you need to reach the handlebar.

Men’s Half Zip Merino Cashmere Sweater £150

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Vulpine Luxury Winter 2016 3 - 15.jpg

The Sweater is made from Italian cashmere and merino wool and features suede shoulder patches that are designed to prevent abrasion from the straps of a bag.

 

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Vulpine Luxury Winter 2016 3 - 12.jpg

The Men’s British Silk Scarf and Pocket Square (£80) and the Women’s British Silk Scarf (£60) are “woven by British artisans” – how very Rapha-esque! – while the Merino Winter Collar (£25) is available in four different colours.

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Vulpine Luxury Winter 2016 3 - 17.jpg

Check out the full range at www.vulpine.cc

 

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over 20+ years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for eight years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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mortbone [29 posts] 10 months ago
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I've bought lots of Vulpine and Hoy stuff over the years and it is really great. However the prices are going up, up and up. My budget will  not stretch to anything new now. Looks like they're catering for the London scene and high end exclusivity.  

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Thump [10 posts] 10 months ago
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Does anyone know where I can get a nice SPD compatible pair of hand stitched brogues?

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northernrebel [74 posts] 10 months ago
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Reynolds had some lovely ones on display at Eroica - nearly 300 quid so definitely high end!

 

http://reynolds-england.com/

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Yorkshire wallet [1347 posts] 10 months ago
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I would think the road bike, trench coat and brogues end of the market is quite small before you charge £400 for the coat.

Looking like a constipated Michael Fassbender also seems to fit with the clothing.

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tritecommentbot [2268 posts] 10 months ago
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Ahaha  Really does look like something wrong is happening down below laugh

 

Curious, Rapha put out a city collection email just now. Much less Burberry looking that this stuff above. Really nice crewnecks and colours. Some of the prices though.. I mean honestly. £350 for a top.

 

http://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/shop/reflective-crew-neck/product/RCR01XX

 

 

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brooksby [2507 posts] 10 months ago
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Anything Rapha can do, we can do better... yes

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Rapha Nadal [575 posts] 10 months ago
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unconstituted wrote:

Ahaha  Really does look like something wrong is happening down below laugh

 

Curious, Rapha put out a city collection email just now. Much less Burberry looking that this stuff above. Really nice crewnecks and colours. Some of the prices though.. I mean honestly. £350 for a top.

 

http://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/shop/reflective-crew-neck/product/RCR01XX

 

 

Ah, but it's limited edition which means it's eBay value will rocket after it's sold out!  Speculate to accumlate and all that jazz.  Still just a jumper at the end of the day though.

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cyclisto [260 posts] 10 months ago
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Well if somebody wants somebody wants to spent whole bicycleS money on a coat that is fine by me.

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StraelGuy [1007 posts] 10 months ago
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unconstituted wrote:

Ahaha  Really does look like something wrong is happening down below laugh

 

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drosco [349 posts] 10 months ago
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395 quid jackets. Seriously, how did cycling come to this?

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Carton [387 posts] 10 months ago
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drosco wrote:

395 quid jackets. Seriously, how did cycling come to this?

Almost as much as Corbyn's extravagant "dream bike". But, truth be told, cycling got there a while ago

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tritecommentbot [2268 posts] 10 months ago
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guyrwood wrote:
unconstituted wrote:

Ahaha  Really does look like something wrong is happening down below laugh

 

//www.micrak12.com/web_links/new_pic.jpg)

 

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dodgy [228 posts] 10 months ago
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Where did it all go wrong.

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ped [281 posts] 10 months ago
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Thump wrote:

Does anyone know where I can get a nice SPD compatible pair of hand stitched brogues?

http://reynolds-england.com/t/leather-spd-cycling-brogues

O_o

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Thump [10 posts] 10 months ago
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ped wrote:
Thump wrote:

Does anyone know where I can get a nice SPD compatible pair of hand stitched brogues?

http://reynolds-england.com/t/leather-spd-cycling-brogues

O_o

I'm speechless, who'da thought it. The world is going mad.

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KendalRed [84 posts] 10 months ago
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unconstituted wrote:
guyrwood wrote:
unconstituted wrote:

Ahaha  Really does look like something wrong is happening down below laugh

 

//www.micrak12.com/web_links/new_pic.jpg)

 

 

I think you'll find that, my friends, is Blue Steel! Or is it Magnum - I forget now...

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fustuarium [220 posts] 10 months ago
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drosco wrote:

395 quid jackets. Seriously, how did cycling come to this?

I think it's more £350 city jacket for cycling than cycling jacket for the city. Pretty much the same price as brands like HugoBoss and I imagine that's the same customer.  Interestingly good technical jackets for climbing are similar prices but seem more palatable. I guess it depends where you sit on the functional-style spectrum.

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dustinseymourhoffman [3 posts] 10 months ago
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I love vupline i have been following and buying from them since they started. I have managed to pick up bits and pieces over the years by getting bargains in sales or as birthday present treats. It's all been brilliant quality. However, £400 for a jacket is just too much, British made or not.