It’s been a while since we’ve featured Outlier, the New York City-based bikewear brand that promises “tailored performance clothing for cycling in the city,” so we thought we’d bring you up to speed with some of their latest products.
First up is the new Pivot Sleeve Shirt, a classic men’s shirt perfect for the office but featuring some cyclist-friendly twists and produced in collaboration with the Gambert Shirt Corp., based across the Hudson in Newark, New Jersey.
Made from two-ply Egyptian cotton, the shirt is tailored to get rid of some of the problems cyclists wearing normal dress shirts may encounter, particularly in terms of restricted movement in the arms and riding up at the back.
Available in light blue, white or lavender, the shirt retails at $120, and although only limited colour and size combinations are currently available, pre-orders are being taken for February.
For that classic dress-down Friday look, the shirt can be teamed with the Outlier Khaki OG trousers, which again are designed with cyclists in mind, Outlier touts them as “a cleaner wearing pant, they move freer, breathe better, and handle moisture with ease."
The company has also launched its first ever accessory, a braided leather keychain produced in collaboration with Brooklyn-based leather goods firm, ML Brown & Co.
According to Outlier, the keychain, which can be passed through a belt loop, provides a more elegant solution to using a carabineer for urban cyclists who want to keep their keys safe and secure while avoiding the discomfort of keys rubbing against their legs, although it is long enough for keys to be kept in your back pocket, if you wish.
Available from late December, the keychain costs $57.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.