Welcome to New Season Style
Those very clever and extremely stylish people at Italian brand ALÉ have come up with something extra special this winter. We thought that yu deserved a look and so here’s a preview and a link to their own site, so that you can pop along and write out your favourites for Christmas 😉
Anyway, lets start of you off with a few ideas …
EVOLUTION & ELEGANCE
Getting the right gear is crucial during the colder months, especially when you’re heading into the hills. ALÉ have used all of their knowledge and experience to bring some exciting new products to the market for riders who value the blending of performance and style.
Simplicity and elegance is at the heart of their new R-EV1 – CLIMA PROTECTION collection. This is definitely the garment for those who ride in all weathers. The innovative fabrics provide warmth and breathability at the same time, while the DWR treatment protects from humidity and filth. The reflective details grant a high visibility on the road in order to maintain the body dry during the performance.
‘S’ STANDS FOR SPECIAL
Nobody works as closely with cyclists at all levels than ALÉ and their high end R&D is led through collaboration with the best from the pro teams.
The PR-S collection comes from the longtime collaboration with pro teams. This relationship has allowed us to offer to every type of cyclist the same products and technologies used for the pros who ride the Grand Tours or the North classics. Producing super performance gear that also looks chic and stylish is key the ALÉ ethos and the new PR-S range is typical of the bright and dynamic design for men and women that ALÉ have become renowned for.
Far too often brands either over-complicate the design or simply produce another shade of colour, looking just like the rest on the rail. ALÉ are different and this years winter collections show them aat their best.
GRAPHICALLY SPEAKING …
If you like bold designs and a soft natural feel to your clothing, then the graphics inspired PR-R collection is an ALÉ must. It’s a mix of technology and colours: with the breathable fabrics and the racing fitting combining with bold and strong designs. For the Fall-Winter 2019/2020 ALÉ have introduced a well known classic in a new form to show off their innovation – the Merino wool. Yes, it’s something natural, but never looking like this before, and not with such technicity sewn in.
This natural fabric gives softness and comfort, it allows to create light but thermic garments, because it regulates the body temperature. Style is definitely not an option with this collection.
These days garments can be over designed, as brands try too hard to over compete, but ALÉ have produced a natural range of clothing that fits perfectly with current fashion and modern trends, balancing form and fit with this natural material to make sure that you look and feel great on the road. Merino wool is a superb insulator and also carries the natural breathability and regulating properties that working on the bike in winter requires.
One of the great things about ALÉ is that they cater for all levels of cycling. Among the new winter range is this great collection for dedicated to those who are starting cycling or live it without competition. These garments have technical and innovative fabrics, with a comfortable fitting and an excellent value for money.
They’re definitely not basic, but they’re also not over-complicated and have just the rightlevel of technicity at the right price point for the cyclist who is still undecided and getting to grips with the wide offereings within the cycle clothing arena. It’s a range designed to do the job required and keep you looking good at the same time, without breaking the bank.
Retro may be the new cool, but brands like ALÉ simply call it classic and stick to what never goes out of fashion, holding a special place in the new collection for this wonderfully evocative range of clothing. Timeless design is blended with the highest quality materials to produce a winterrange that all true cycling fans will want to wear.
The brand new ALÉ Classic collection is perfect for those who always look for authentic moments and heroic adventures. Innovative fabrics blend in soft colours and vintage patterns, to relive the old-time cycling turned to the future.
This range from ALÉ is the cycling equivalent of that little black dress you always keep in the wardrobe, the stylish suit or the duffle coat that always works and yet looks so simpe every time the season turns cold. Sometimes we just need to revert back to what we know and ALÉ understand this, producing a range that oozes classic style and simplicity, yet which fits and performs perfectly.
No, forget the term retro and simply think style, becasue the classic range for winter is here and it carries the ALÉ logo, proving that you can have innovation, technicity and simple chic.
K IS FOR KLIMATIK ®
There’s a saying that the only certainty in life is death and taxes. Well, add to that the weather 😉 At times it will test the best of us and require the very best materials and design to overcome conditions and keep us performing. KLIMATIK® is one of the most famous ALÉ collections, capable to support riders who love riding with extreme weather conditions. The water-repellent treatment protects from humidity and drizzle, maintaining the maximum breathability and at winter time that’s a real bonus.
Best off all, ALÉ research, make and test their gear in the Italian mountains, so you can rely on it when the time comes. Where we ride, In Transylvania and North Yorkshire, winter can also be harsh and that’s why kit from the Klimatik collection is a firm favourite for us to recommend.
Moisture simply beads away from this highly technical material and ALÉ have also overcome that burden of weatherproofing, a lack of movement and feeling. Their Klimatik collection is renowned for being soft and allowing free movement, whilst it also maintains the neccesary wicking that you need.
If you’re one of those riders that simply smiles at the weather challenges, then the ALÉ Klimatik collection is for you. With the regularity of rain in Europe this year, K is definitely key 😉
Finally is the wrong word, because the ALÉ autumn winter range is filled with technicity and performance, which is ultimately what we all want from our cycle clothing. This is especially so when we come to that time where, according to ‘the Rules’ the ‘yellow jacket of authority’ comes out. In truth nobody likes this, unless you’re the sort of person who looks for an opportunity to direct traffic. Anyway, we love the style and design ethos of ALÉ and they havn’t let themselves down with this collection of wet weather garments.
The ALÉ collection of waterproof, packable and thermo-taped jackets and vests is extremely well thought out and useful with rainy and windy weather. The highly reflective materials improve visibility in case of diminished light and extreme weather conditions, without you looking like a lost traffic policeman. ALÉ use science rather than simply colour and these garments will do all they can can to keep you safe and dry.
Autumn and winter can be a difficult time for cyclists, both in terms of motivation and what to wear. As we move into the colder months, the simple act of getting out cycling can seem harder, as we try to enthuse ourselves. Performance kit needs to do just that – perform. Technicity is critical when you’re out in the cold and there’s always the thought that the weather may not hold.
The new collections from ALÉ have looked at all aspects of autumn and winter, they have the very best materials and the very best cuts and designs to make sure that you look and feel great. If cycling is your passion, then maybe it’s time for you make ALÉ your passion too. After all, nobody is as passionate about cycling as the Italians 🙂