RAPHA AW '14 HIGHLIGHTS
well, it's that time of the year again. morning rides begin in the darkness, there's a crispness to the morning and evening air, the leaves in seattle are starting to change color, and the rain is back. what a perfect time for rapha to debut their autumn/winter 2014 range.
several pieces have already dropped and more seems to be trickling out regularly. autumn/winter pieces feature a rich jewel tone palette including oranges, mustard, purple, and blue. a fresh green is also featured throughout. however, my favorite piece so far is the so-viz pink brevet jersey. below are my favorites from what's been released so far.
Clockwise from top left: 1) long sleeve brevet jersey: love this jersey and the so-viz pink is just icing on the cake. 2) Long sleeve jersey: purple and fall go together like peanut butter and jelly. 3) hooded rain jacket: practical piece for the seattle rain -- on or off the bike. 4) so-viz pink overshoes? yes, please! 5) rapha x giro cx shoes: something that looks this good has to make me faster, right? 6) pro team winter tights with pad: FINALLY! that's all i have to say on this one.
Clockwise from top left: 1) Souplesse jacket: style + utility in a single performance piece. 2) long sleeve brevet jersey: and why shouldn't there be a women's specific version of one of my favorite jerseys? 3) quilted vest: dig the chevron/zig-zag pattern 4) leather town gloves: a bit of luxury, i love my pair. and they're surprisingly warm. 5) women's specific jeans: plenty of on and off-bike style 6) merino breton sweater: jeans + quilted vest. what's missing. oh yeah, a nice merino sweater. done.
all images via rapha.cc