One of the great things about the rise in popularity of cycling is that there is now a greater choice of apparel than simply lycra and unflattering baggy shorts. Whilst still a niche in many ways, the trend for more every day cycle wear seems to be gaining momentum, and we bet that upcoming arrivals from new and established cycle apparel brands will continue this welcome development. Blend this with better developments in waterproof tech and styling (think Showers Pass), and the end result is that for the rider looking for a great pair of trews, the future is bright (unless it's raining).
One of the most popular apparel additions to the modern urban cyclist's wardrobe is a pair of cycling jeans. US based swrve started this trend and were quickly followed by Muxu of Barcelona (we love their Japanese denim offering), and their highly comfortable and well designed jeans are well worth a look.
When the weather takes a turn fro the worse, a pair of dedicated waterproof cycling trousers make a great option for both mountain or city cyclist. Usually constructed from a fully waterproof material combined with bonded or welded seams to prevent any water ingress, in big deluges, they are sometimes the only way you can possibly stay dry and warm.