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Anecdote: unsanctioned bike racing on the street has come a long way. Back in the olden days when Brendan and I were racing alleycats it was all beer and jean shorts: now, when you show up to sprints or a checkpoint race most everyone is in kit, myself included. Dudes (and ladies) take this stuff seriously these days, and in my opinion, it’s way more awesome for it. This vid by LA’s Wolfpack Hustle promotes their 2013 Unified Title race series and it is awesome… if this doesn’t get you jacked to ride your fastbike then you’re doing it wrong.
Here’s an awesome behind-the-scenes video showcasing the build of Aether‘s new San Francisco standalone retail shop, the first for the the label. I’m a huge fan of the recontextualization of shipping containers as live/work/retail spaces, and this build is truly top notch, as if we would expect anything less from a brand of Aether’s caliber. Can’t wait to check this out sometime soon.
Odyn Vovk is a line we’ve followed for a minute, as the LA-based label continues to push North American fashion forward with mixed silhouettes, proportions and dominant use of greyscale. This video lookbook features choppers and actually manages to give a good look at the s/s ’13 pieces (which look great), so it’s all win from our perspective.
New items from SF-based Cadence as part of their Transition Summer collection. The best cycle-oriented line going in my opinion, always feel Dustin Klein’s designs and the cuts are on point for the more slender amongst us (aka cyclists). Cadence’s LA flagship shop opens today, congrats to the brand for making big moves, more summer 2012 pieces after the break.