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 has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.