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How Government does Fashion

When I tell people that I used to cycle to work in London for an hour every day (and sometimes cycling even further to get to a West End show after work), many people are really surprised.

But London isn’t really a cycling city, they say, what with those mouthy black cab drivers and big red double-decker buses that look like they could squash you in a second. And what about the wind and rain and cold?

Well, whether or not you have enough bike bravery to navigate four lanes of traffic at Shepherds Bush Green and can ride with numb fingers, Transport for London is certainly trying its best to turn London into a cycle friendly city. And so it’s been publicising a cycling clothing collection designed by Bspoke. Waterproof, windproof and breathable – it’s all there.

However, the range has received mixed reviews. The Guardian gives menswear a tick with ‘carefully designed and well made‘ while womenswear is described as ‘hideous and unflattering‘ (we also had a giggle at some of the comments about the female reviewer looking like a firewoman minus the helmet and the hatchet).

A shame really as we quite liked the look of the bspoke Angel women’s 3/4 cycling jacket. What do you think?

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