Anyone mildly interested in clothing trend – or has at least taken a stroll down their local high street in the past few months – will have noticed that “Biker Style” has experienced a bit of a resurgence of late.
With big fashion houses like Saint Laurent Paris adopting jacket silhouettes that ape Marlon Brando in the Wild Ones, it’s no surprise that classic biker aesthetics are squeezing their way into the more mainstream brands, too.
“The crew at Shangri-La is on a quest to bring “bikers, rockers and gentlemen” remodelled versions of timeless design from a bygone era”
However, straying away from corporate trends and sticking to more classic and downright cooler biking roots is the Italian-based Shangri-La Heritage. The crew at Shangri-La is on a quest to bring “bikers, rockers and gentlemen” remodelled versions of timeless design from a bygone era, with a distinct emphasis on quality.
Deeply rooted in the biking community, the team draws inspiration from their numerous European two -wheel road trips, which often see them scouting for new materials and artisanal manufacturing methods. Not only are these guys the real deal, but they’ve got a true eye for timeless style and top quality clothing.
“Sitting among their latest collection of clothing is the Single Rider Canvas Jacket, one of our faves here at Flat-Out“
Sitting among their latest collection of clothing is the Single Rider Canvas Jacket, one of our faves here at Flat-Out. It takes inspiration from the rugged clothing typically found in Spaghetti Westerns, but the team has added their own distinct Italian touch.
Constructed from 15.6oz raw canvas fabrics, the Single Rider will not only look classy as hell while out pounding the tarmac, it will also age better than the rambunctious bottle of Bordeaux you stash in your panniers during the next road trip.
“Not only are these guys the real deal, but they’ve got a true eye for timeless style and high quality clothing”
Although much of the clothing found on the Shangri-La site features some sort of nod to the past, none of the garments are particularly pigeon-holed to a specific demographic. The idea is that stylish folk donning the goods will turn just as many heads cruising the cobbles in Central London as they will pulling in to a local bike meet.
The Single Rider can be found in a beige, tan and black colour way with prices starting at € 195,00 (around £180). Head over to the Shangri-La Heritage site for more info.