Stylish Cycling Clothes for Men in Warm Weather

Primal Wear Paxton Men’s Hoodie – Review

Layering in the winter months is vital. And a key asset in your layering arsenal should be a nice hoodie. Pop on a t-shirt, throw over a hoodie or jumper and a medium-weight jacket and you should be plenty warm on your upper body for whatever chills you may face. Read more >

Resolute Bay NX1 Cordura Cycling Jeans – Review

For the most part of 2016, I have been wearing pretty much one pair of jeans: the Resolute Bay Cordura jeans that I reviewed back in March. It’s not that I don’t own other jeans. I probably own four or five pairs (I know, what a show-off). But the simple Read more >

John Smedley Hugh in Silver Pullover – Review

One of my favourite things to discover is an outfit that is functional for cycling without necessarily having been intended to be so. Any clothing that is comfortable, flexible, and ideally breathable, is off to a winning start. John Smedley’s ‘Hugh in Silver’ pullover is one such example of every Read more >

Resolute Bay Cordura Jeans Review

Regular jeans can be some of most unforgiving pieces of clothing when it comes to cycling, they can get warm and sweaty, rarely offer much give (especially if you opt for a slim or straight fit) and can also leave your rearside exposed. That’s not to say you can’t cycling Read more >

Ministry of Supply Dress Shirts – Review

I received a couple of new shirts before Christmas that feature, ahem, NASA technology. How many shirts do you own with NASA technology? Didn’t think so… peasants. Alas, though, I’m not about to join Tim Peake on the International Space Station anytime soon. But my bike rides over the past Read more >

LUMO Herne Hill Harrington Jacket – Review

When reviewing products for Discerning Cyclist, I often find that they tend to lean more towards style or – as is more often the case – functionality. It is a rare case indeed that discovers the perfect balance between the two. In the ideal world, an onlooker shouldn’t even be Read more >

5 Great Places to Buy Office-Appropriate Cycling Gear

Cyclists often believe there are only two options when it comes to selecting what to wear for their ride. They can either: 1) wear cycling kit and then get changed when they reach their work place, or 2) wear their office gear which is far from optimised from cycling. At Read more >

Can a Woolly Hat Really Save Your Life?

You can’t beat a good old hand-knitted woolly hat for the colder months, can you? It’s the epitome of a cosy winter. So it’s all the more impressive that On The Glo, who launched their Kickstarter campaign on 23rd October, have taken such a classic simple design and added a Read more >

4 (and a half) Superb Merino T-shirts for Cycling

Merino is a wonderful material when it comes to cycling. It wicks sweat. It keeps you warm when you’re cold, yet offers bountiful breathability when you start heating up. And it’s also odour resistant. All of which are fantastic qualities to have in any t-shirt when you’re cycling about. Below Read more >

Top 10 Stylish Cycling Bargains from the Summer Sales

One of the regular quips that I hear – and I agree with – regarding stylish cycling clothing, is the high price tags associated with the products. Unfortunately, that puts many cyclists off purchasing more functional yet stylish cycling clothes. Fortunately, though, at the end of every season comes a Read more >

Helly Hansen Kos Polo – Review

After reviewing the excellent Helly Hansen Universal Moto Jacket not long ago, I decided I tried out some more of Helly Hansen’s gear. In particular, their summer wear – the Kos Polo coupled with the HD Classic Shorts. Kos Polo The Kos Polo isn’t specifically built for cycling – like Read more >

The Summer Guide to Cycling in Style

Summer’s here. But just because it’s heating up, doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style during your ride. Instead, you just need to find the right clothes that fit well and are made from the best lightweight, breathable materials. Below we run through some of the best cycling tops Read more >

Managing the Summer Sweat Problem

There’s nothing quite like heading out on a bike ride on a crisp winter day – beautiful scenery, an invigorating ride and, most importantly, you’re as fresh when you arrive home as you were when you left! In summer, it’s a different story! Most of us struggle to manage the Read more >

Café du Cycliste Paulette Cycling Shorts – Review

I can’t speak for the UK, but today felt like the day summer truly arrived. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the climate of south Germany, which has been quite frankly, lush. One of the key steps to getting ready for summer, especially if you’ll be cycling frequently, is to get Read more >

Is This Cycling Jacket Ready for the Boardroom?

Cycling jackets, well more specifically cycling blazers, are something that many ‘office’ cyclists have yearned for. Blazers are one of the key items that generally aren’t built for cycling, as they are normally offer relatively little give on the back and around the arms. Meaning cycling can put an almighty Read more >

Cycling to the Office PART 3: Footwear

If you’re a regular reader of Discerning Cyclist, you may have noticed that I’m a big advocate for stylish clothes that have performance aspects subtly built in suited for commuting on a bicycle. However, when it comes to cycling-friendly office shoes, I am, quite frankly, at a bit of a Read more >

Cycling to the Office PART 2: Shirts

In the second part of our series on cycling clothes that also work in the office, we take a look at the best cycling shirts you can cycle in. You can read PART 1 – Trousers – here and PART 3 – Footwear – here. So what do we look for Read more >

Cycling to the Office PART 1: Trousers

This is the first of our three-part series on cycling attire that is perfect for the office. Part 2 – Shirts is now also available, as is Part 3 – Footwear. A rhetorical question usually comes up when talking about stylish cycling clothes: “can’t you cycle in ‘normal’ clothes?” The Read more >

Adidas adistar Pluvius Jacket – Review

Autumn: it’s the season that never lets you down, it gets dark, leaves fall off trees, epic sun rises and sunsets and it rains… a lot! So you’ve got two options: 1)  Pack up your bike, put your kit in the bottom drawer and start hitting the gym forgetting all Read more >

5 Stylish Cycling Jackets this Winter for Men

Winter’s upon us. That means there’s nothing to do but wrap up warm and keep riding until the sun comes back. It will… I think. Don’t worry though. You don’t have to look like a prat to ride a bike and stay warm through the cooler months, as you can Read more >

Bluff Works Wrinkle-Free Pants – Review

Finding trousers that are not only office-appropriate, but also cycling-friendly has been one of the toughest things to find since starting The Discerning Cyclist over two years ago. Some kecks look smart but don’t function too well. Some are poorly disguised performance wear. And some just don’t look good. Gah. Read more >

Showcase: Ted Baker – Raising The Handlebars

A new season is upon us. Unfortunately that season is autumn heading into winter. Summer is over kids, go home. Sorry. The good news is that with the new season comes new clothes lines. The better news is that brands are finally waking up to the fact that most regular Read more >

4 Unmissable Sales for Stylish Cycling Clothes

Looking for the best stylish cycling gear for discounted prices? A host of cycling brands are currently offering huge discounts on their end of summer range, and we’ve picked out some of the best for you below! Rapha – up to 50% off The big guns of the stylish cycling Read more >

Fairwear Silkroad Office Cycling Shirt – Review

When The Discerning Cyclist was launched in 2011, one of the key aspects I was interested in was finding cycling clothes that were office appropriate. During the journey I’ve come across successful attempts and some not so successful. But there is undoubtedly still a long way to go when it Read more >

Otto London BANG! T-shirt – Review

Otto London have forged a growing reputation in producing waterproof capes for cycling and they kindly sent me one of their capes along with one of the new t-shirts from their new BANG! line to try out, made in collaboration with Mission Communications and Continental Clothing. However, I currently reside Read more >

Hackett Cooper Bike Shorts & Polo – Review

Tom and Jerry, Batman and Robin, Morecambe and Wise, Dwight Yorke and Andy Cole, Marmite and Cheese… you should probably add Hackett and Cooper to that list of partnerships that just, well, work. Who? Cooper Bikes make bicycles – cool bicycles – and have done since 2009. They do form Read more >

Foska Heinz Tomato Ketchup Jersey – Review

We get sent all sorts of things at the Discerning Cyclist to check out – and this is certainly one of the most ‘interesting’ yet. Made by Foska, this Heinz Tomato Ketchup jersey is certainly an eye-catching number – something you’d expect from the people who shot to fame after Read more >

A chat with Vaughn Brown of Parker Dusseau

Suits and bicycles rarely mix – much to the frustration of many. But has Parker Dusseau come up with, not a compromise, but a solution in the form of the Commuter Suit? Parker Dusseau, based in San Francisco, was formed in 2012 and has been receiving rave reviews from the Read more >

Bianchi Men’s Modica Jacket – Review

Upon first glance of the Bianchi Modica Jacket on Probikekit, I wasn’t sure whether it was to the Discerning Cyclist’s typical taste, in that it appeared – online at least – to be more of a cycling jersey than a stylish jacket. However, when the jacket landed on my doorstep, Read more >

Café du Cycliste Simone Jersey Review

When I first saw small image of the Simone Jersey on Café du Cycliste it immediately caught my eye. Here appeared to be a fusion of modern, contemporary style, fused with a hint of retro cycling-chic. And I liked the colour. Café du Cycliste seems a bit cool to be Read more >

ELEVEN vélo Showcase

I’ve never fancied myself much as a clothes designer; but playing on was one of the most engrossing, enjoyable shopping experiences I’ve had. Eleven vélo, run by the very friendly Gerard, are based down under in Australia. Launched way back in 2001, they are unique in that they offer Read more >

Frankly Mens Basic Crew Tee – Review

My initial reaction when I got my hands on the Frankly Basic Crew Tee was somewhat of disappointment. The material seem too feel a little coarse – as though it may irritate the skin – and the fit around my chest seemed overly snug. Initially I was skeptical about even Read more >

Muxu Tempest ¾ Shorts Review

Summer’s here and, for me at least in sunny Gibraltar, shorts are now a daily necessity. Personally, I’m not usually a huge fan of ¾ length shorts; I feel they run just a little too far down your shin and, in doing so, offer a relatively unflattering fit. However, I Read more >

Vulpine Merino V-Neck T-shirt – Review

One thing that really sets Vulpine apart, and something of which I’m rather fond, is their attention to detail. As soon as you’ve received your order you know you’ve got your hands on quality. My order for the Merino V-neck t-shirt arrived in a fetching green Vulpine shoulder bag – a Read more >

Vulpine Lightweight Harrington Jacket Review

Finding a cycling jacket ready for the rigours of winter and the cold is a much easier task these days. Thicker softshell types, waterproofs and fleeces are widely available. Great. However, it has been known for the British Isles to warm up now and then and enter a season called Read more >

This is Cambridge Commuter Cycling Cap – Review

So this review will doubtless contain this phrase at least once “I doff my cap to you”  and I certainly do doff my cap to bid you dear reader good day for taking the time to read this (my second to last) review (for the Discerning Cyclist).  I would also like Read more >

Howies Slipstream Jersey – Review

Guest post by Stephan Caspar Stephan saw our tweet giving a shout out to Howies for their lovely new Slipstream cycling jersey – so impressed Stephan went into the Cardigan Bay Emporium that is Howies Shop and picked one up and he very kindly has reviewed it for us below. Read more >

Vulpine Softshell Jacket – Review

Okay, so this has been reviewed and given the plaudits by such sites such as The Washing Machine Post and, so it would be easy to end this review here with: ‘what they said’. I’m not going to do that though because I know how much you’re dying to Read more >

Muxu Town Jacket – Review

There are so many types of jackets that have the functionality required for a cycling journey. Some fare better than others in certain categories. There are the jackets that are functional kings but are luminous green others are stylish champions but a few minutes of rain turns them into a soggy mess. Read more >

Endura Urban Pants – Review

When I’m searching for a good pair of pants to cycle in, I look for flexibility, breathability, horizontal front pockets, a bit of extra coverage for the behind and, of course, a bit of style and comfort. With the Endura Urban Pants, I can easily say that they tick all Read more >

Vulpine Long Sleeve Merino T-Shirt – Review

It’s getting to the time of year where we can shed a layer or two. Where the woolly hat is replaced with the cycling cap, the winter gloves no longer need the liner that provided such strong back up during those colder January days; one thing does remain constant all Read more >

Swrve Cycling Trousers – Review

Searching for some trousers that can take regular use on the bike, look smart enough when you see clients and also actually be warm and comfortable is quite a task. One of the curses of a regular cyclist is the developed leg muscle that seems to make nearly all trousers Read more >

Union 34 Men’s Paragon Long Sleeve Shirt – Review

It seems when most companies who produce smart cycling clothes start up they usually bring out a jersey/t-shirt as one of their first pieces, understandable it’s a key stable in the diet of cyclewear. Union 34 have mixed it up though and have no t-shirt in their startup range but Read more >

Carbonaut Cafe Velo Hoody – Review

It’s a little over 3 months since Carbonaut was officially launched to the cycling world and one of their most popular items is this very stylish number, the Café Vélo Hoody. A sleek well tailored jacket it, like the monument polo we reviewed last November, is made with a fantastic Read more >

Vulpine Cycling Shorts – Review

Having swapped my clunky old hybrid for a beautiful (and very discerning) Cooper Kyalami to tackle my central London commute, it quickly became apparent that the least stylish thing on my bike (by quite some margin) was the rider. To help alleviate this, I decided new shorts were in order; my Read more >

Union 34 Element Water Resistant Trousers – Review

The quest for the perfect commuter trousers rages on. Filling all the boxes in the style column and all the boxes in the function column is certainly an ongoing battle for the companies producing stylish cycling gear. One such attempt to answer this age old cry on the trouser battlefield Read more >

Helly Hansen Warm Base Layer – Review

One of the first ‘made for cycling’ tops I got when I started this flirtation with all things bike was a compression base layer. It did it’s job, kept me warm but as it was a compression layer, man it was tight and I was constantly pulling at the neck. Read more >

Trakke Wee Lug Harris Tweed Messenger Bag – Review

To cycle with a bag is pretty much a necessity really. Very few occasions you will find it okay to leave the bag at home and venture out on the humble push bike alone. Finding a bag that suits your every day needs whilst suiting your riding style is no easy feat. The iL Read more >

Road Rags Ltd Merino Stylish Cycling Clothing

Thanks to Gerry from Cyclr, the DC discovered a new clothing range that’s just perfect for us cycling types. A range of merino clothing from a company called Road Rags. Four different styles of tops and a pair of women’s leggings. Three style of tops for the boys – The Read more >

Torm T5 Long Sleeve Cycling Jersey – Review

So this review can be definitively summed up like this. One of the best cycling jerseys I’ve worn. Okay, great, thanks for reading. What’s that? You want me to go into it a bit more? Well alright then… …It was a dark and stormy night, well not exactly, but one Read more >

Carbonaut Monument Polo T-Shirt – Review

During the last week of October the official launch of a new British company producing a range of sleek and smartly tailored clothing suitable for cycling took place. That company is called Carbonaut Clothing Company and behind it is a small team dedicated and extremely passionate about cycling style in Read more >

Stylish Cycling Clothes – Selection #002

Interviews and a mammoth post about merino have been the way of life this week at the DC but it’s still not denied us the pleasure of nosing around the web looking at great gear for on the bike and beyond. We’re finding great new gear everyday plus with existing Read more >

Stylish Cycling Clothes – Selection #001

It’s been a busy old week here at the Discerning Cyclist filled with pictures, meeting, greeting new people and of course a good chunk of looking around and seeing what’s out there. Lots of great gear popping up that’s fitting of the tag – discerning. Still a lot more that Read more >

Rapha Softshell Trousers – Review

Finding a stylish pair of trousers or jeans to cycle in is pretty easy as long as you’re not too particular about functionality and durability. Add those two factors and your search becomes a great deal harder. Getting stylish cycling trousers that are hardwearing and built to take the rigours of Read more >

Smart Cycling Clothes – Cycle Love T-shirt

In their own words – Cycle Love is about the stuff that makes cycling great, and celebrating the diversity of cycle culture — bikes *and* people. Well owner of the Cycle Love website, James Greig has taken that one step further and produced a smart looking t-shirt which celebrates & Read more >

Howies Jesse Merino Polo – Review

It’s getting cold and you still want to hold that little bit of style whilst you cycle, but you don’t want to have to carry a change of gear with you. There are now quite a few options about to peruse and ponder over when looking for stylish, yet practical Read more >

Discerning Bicycles for Discerning Cyclists

You can be the most stylish and discerning of cyclists but there’s always going to be one important piece of equipment you’ll need to complete the look, and that, is the bicycle. A bicycle is a very personal thing and everybody has their own taste and opinions when it comes Read more >

Vulpine Short Sleeve Merino Polo – Review

“The perfect all-day-anywhere cycling top. Classic and subtly styled, with immense attention to detail and and cycling-specific features. The cut is crisp and long at the back for riding.” And so say Vulpine about their Short Sleeve Merino Polo. This polo shirt is a Discerning Cyclist’s dream. A fashionable, nicely Read more >

Vulpine Storm Cap – Review

My most recent cycling attire purchase was the Vulpine Storm Cap, available from Vulpine for £35. I’m not a big lover of helmets (I know, I know – how very cavalier of me, but still), so I like to wear a cap instead. Until getting the Storm Cap I was Read more >

Best Cycling Clothes – Casual Ride

If you’ve only got a short commute or you’re going out to town for the day and you’re travelling by bike, Discerning Cyclist has put together this little collection of stylish cycling attire that will serve you well – while riding and even enjoying a beer with friends. 1. Commuter Hooded Read more >

Rapha Rain Jacket – Review

Wanting to have smart cycling clothes, that are both stylish and highly functional plus look good on and off the bike was something that became keen interest to me when I first began my time on the bike and just over 18 months ago a few spare pennies (well pounds) Read more >