Next Thursday, the 13th of February 2014, the London Bicycle Show kicks off at the ExCeL site and one of the myriad of exhibitors will be Victor & Liberty, couturiers of fine cycling apparel. They will be representing Creux, makers of my favourite pair of riding shorts.
Creux are an Australian brand of velowear with a range that encompasses exceptionally fine merino Tshirts to chinos and denim jeans and shorts. Every item has been tailored specifically for the everyday cyclist: those of us for whom cycling is a primary mode of transport.
Their ‘Panache‘ shorts have been a staple of my wardrobe over this summer. I wear them at work in the studio all day and on my 30km commute from The Rocks, in Sydney, back home to Cronulla. They are the most comfortable and hardwearing shorts I’ve ever rode in.
Having said that, Creux have just released their Summer Cordura Shorts, which look more casual yet feature even more technical details than my Panache shorts. Where the Panache shorts are a little bit more business, the Cordura shorts are here for a good time.
In a nutshell, the Summer Cordura Shorts are designed for riding: high cut on the back and lower front, double reinforced crotch and an undetectable 2mm light chamois, inbuilt D-lock holder, rear pockets that are placed away from the saddle and a handy separate iPhone pocket.
The Summer Cordura Short is built with 305gsm Cordura denim that incorporates Invista’s T420 Nylon fibre into the fabric, resulting in a denim that is up to 4x more abrasion resistant than 100% cotton. There’s also 3% elastane for increased pedal efficiency and mobility.
If you regularly ride to work or the bar or if you’re heading out for a lazy day tour in the hills, these could very well be the best addition you could make to your wardrobe. Check out the entire range on the Creux website, and follow their adventures on Facebook and Instagram.