Smart shirt, khakis and leather keychain all designed with the trendy urban cyclist in mind

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.

More information on these and other products, including online ordering, is available at the Outlier website, and you can also follow the brand on Twitter.


Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.