One crisp, sunny September afternoon, I left work early and biked to the east side of the Hawthorne Bridge to conduct a fashion study of Portland cycling.
Levi’s will have experts on hand for free fixes of bikes and clothing.(Photo: Urban Outfitters) Editors at The New York Times aren’t the only ones who know Portland is an epicenter of fashion and bicycling. One of the most respected names in the history of fashion, Levi’s, has announced their six-city 2013 Bike Shop Tour … Read more
Still from NY Times video. The venerable New York Times turned their video lens to Portland’s Pearl District and is currently sharing the results on their home page for all the world to see. In Intersection: Bicycle Style in the Pearl they capture the personal style perspectives of four Portlanders who bike. Depending on your … Read more
Flyer for Giro New Road launch event in Portland. Seems like everywhere you turn these days there’s news about bike fashion. Whether it’s featured at the National Bike Summit or making major news headlines, bike brands and major fashion labels are falling over themselves to get a piece of the growing apparel pie. Portland is … Read more
These helmet hats by Bandbox were a big hit.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Women entrepreneurs are riding the wave of two major American trends: a renaissance in urban bicycling and a surging demand for stylish riding apparel. At the National Women’s Bicycling Forum on Monday, the League of American Bicyclists hosted a pop-up shop full of … Read more
Jeff Mandel, shoemaker. (Photo © J. Maus/BikePortland) Remember Jeff Mandel? He’s a local leather artisan and master shoemaker based in southeast Portland who also loves to ride bikes. Back when he came onto the scene in 2008 we shared his handmade leather saddles and a pair of his bike shoes. Jeff is still going at … Read more
Portland-based Retro Image Apparel has launched “the Portland Collection.” The collection includes a men’s and women’s jersey and a shirt based on art by Portland artist Jimmy Cavalieri.