Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Perfect...Commute

The Brompton Oratory Jacket

The design team behind the iconic, award-winning Brompton bicycle has unveiled the Brompton Oratory Jacket – an innovation in cycling apparel that can be worn throughout the day straight from bike, to boardroom, to bar. Designed with a host of concealed features it has the functionality of performance clothing but presented with classic British sartorial elegance. It is made from Epic cotton, which provides total protection from the elements whilst also offering sufficient poise for more formal occasions. Check out Will Carleysmith, Head of Design, as he talks through the features of the new jacket. $390 at  shop.brompton.co.uk

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Perfect...Skin

The Capilene 2 Lightweight Crew by Patagonia

Taking on old man winter can be daunting, especially when you live in an erratic climate.  I find the Patagonia Light Weight Crew is perfect for almost any activity, especially on the slopes. Its open-knit construction breathes, wicks moisture and clocks the fastest dry time of all Patagonia's performance baselayer fabrics, preventing you from freezing on the lift. $45 patagonia.com