Are you gonna get some? Levis commuter jeans?
What’s amazing is, lots of other people were doing the same. I’d imagine that in other cities, there are also lots of people who managed to get around without “specialist” jeans this morning…
Yeah, like me.
But having something that is both comfy and practical, and a bit stylish, what’s wrong with that? I mean, you tried to look as cool as you could this morning, din’t you? Then you went out and felt a bit deflated because some achingly cool young hipster breezed past you on his bike, with his iPad an ting, on his way to a gallery to discuss his latest ‘installation’…*
Actually, if you were wearing cotton jeans and a t-shirt this morning, you probbly wooduv bin soaked. So you’duv looked a bit silly really like a half-drowned bedraggled rat.
Nah, you just can’t hackett that some folk are younger and trendier than you and hang out with cool sexy chicks….Posted 6 years agomustardSubscriber
As I cycled home, on my fixie, last night I was starting to seriously consider the Muxu jeans. The intersection of seams in the crotch of my jeans was really rather uncomfortable.
It’s doesn’t bother me when riding round town on my mtbs but you put more pressure on it, on a firmer saddle, on the road bike.
I usually commute in my lycra but it’s a bit ott as its only 4miles. So more ‘normal’ trousers designed with teh cyclist in mind look like a good bet.
I saw the Levis a few weeks ago on FGG (haterz gonna hate) and thought about ordering a pair from the ‘states, but skinny jeans don’t really do it for me. The Muxu are a slightly more straight leg cut by the look of them.Posted 6 years agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
According to Josh’s article; Levi’s will offer the 511 Commuter reviewed here, plus the
Trucker Jacket through selected stores and Urban Outfitter stores thru the summer of 2011
with on-line sales to follow. Katz says prices will remain the same as regular 511 jeans.
Price = 78USD. That’s not bad at all – I reckon you’d probably get a pair over to the UK (*if* they would ship them which of course Levi’s online store wont) for about that price in £Posted 6 years ago
You like that one innit Flashy? 😉
Nah, I think it’s good that companies are starting to embrace cycling a lot more, and think of it as having a ‘cool’ image. I like what Rapha do, some of it, and one or two other firms.
One small independant cycle clothing company is Ana Nichoola, which was founded by the sister of STWer Leggyblond. Only birds stuff (can’t understand quite why she can’t design me some trousers but there you go), but it’s great to see people really pushing the image of cycling as something fun, exciting, and above all, sexy.Posted 6 years ago
Normal jeans for riding?
I once wore a pair of cut-off jeans for a Beastway race. Shooduv seen the looks of disgust on the start line.
And then again, at the end as I waited for them to come over the line way after I’d finished. 😀
I’ve ridden all day in jeans. If ‘cycling specific jeans’ are more comfy and practical, bring ’em on!
aP; why you is no tell me half-price in CW? Why you is no buy for me them?Posted 6 years agohh45Member
Wouldn’t Swirve jeans do the job just as well? £80 and available skinny or normal / wider fit. All the features (I think) and not made by some corporate giant.
I’m not sure I want to ride in jeans though, terrible in wet or heat and will wear out so quickly you will still look compromised in the pub or dress down friday etc.Posted 6 years agomartinxyzMember
Been keeping an eye on them over the past few months and had a look on their site last night. The cut is all wrong for what I’d be looking for in cycling jeans. Had a look at the jacket but the back of it looks crap.
Check out Fred Perrys old school cycling gear that just came out over the past few days. The jacket is like a bin bag but I quite like it. Shoes on the other hand..Posted 5 years agoTiRedMember
Normally buy 514’s (Slim straight) in the US for $40 a pair. 511’s are the same price, but noticeably slimmer. Tried the 511’s, and I’m quite a whippet (30w-32l), but I think most people of my age would want a little more cloth in their trousers – hence I wear 514’s.
Might look out for a pair next time I’m over, but not at list price.Posted 5 years agojuanMember
So basically it’s a pair of jeans for people who commute a distance long enough to warrant the use of specific cycling bottoms (like shorts or cycling trousers).
Something that shout very loudly “LOOK LOOK LOOK AT ME I AM A CYCLIST… BUT I AM A CYCLIST THAT IS SO AWESOME I DON’T USE CYCLING KIT”.
Now I bet you the marketing department of Levis is filled up with marketeers from specialized…Posted 5 years ago
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