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Man Up: Button-Down Bike Style

Whether you're commuting to work or coasting to a dinner party, you need biking apparel that performs great during the ride and looks even better after the dismount.

The Shirt

The design of Outlier’s “Two Ply” and “Northeast” shirts provides a roomier fit in the shoulders so you won’t experience any bunching when your reach forward for the handlebars. The best part: their signature “pivot sleeve” pattern ensures that the extra room doesn't translate to excessive billowing when you dismount.

The Pants

The Levi’s Commuter Pant has a waistband designed to hold a U-Lock, a higher rise in the back so you don’t lose your shirttails, and slightly stretchy fabric for ease of movement. The kicker: the interior pant leg cuffs have reflective tape. So nailing the pant cuff is literally a life-saver. Another great option is Betabrand’s Bike to Work Britches, which have gussets in the crotch (so you won’t blow out the fabric), a hidden phone pocket, and a triangular reflective flap that comes out of the back pocket.

The Storage

Anyone who has tried to jam a wine bottle into a bicycle’s water bottle holder will love this handmade vegetable-tanned leather wine rack that hangs from the bike frame. Just remember: you don't have to bring a bottle of wine with you everywhere you go.

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