I started wearing cycling socks all the time a few years ago. My reasoning: why should I limit comfortable sock time to just the time I spend on the bike? And if you use a bike to get around in your day to day, wearing comfortable clothing that is conducive to life on a bike seems a no-brainer. Sure, $20 Dickies work just fine, but why not wear a pair of jeans that have a bit of give, as opposed to tearing in the crotch?
In the last few years, a number of manufacturers have stepped up to the plate, and it’s possible to wear bike friendly clothing from head to toe. Warning: once you get a few pieces of bike friendly gear, it’s hard to go back to non-wicking cotton tees and jeans without stretch. At the SF Bike Expo, the Pedal Savvy Fashion show returned once again to showcase a diverse selection of bike friendly clothing. We arrived a bit too late to catch all the looks, and I question a few of the outfits that were assembled, but the gallery we present here showcases a great selection of performance casual wear options that is growing every year.