I love fashion. But functional clothes are equally important to me. Knickers are highly functional by their nature. I mean, that lower pant leg can be so inconvenient sometimes. (Think of the complications presented by knee-high boots, or trying to ride a bike without a chain guard.) These knickers in particular take functionality one stroke farther with a few design details made specifically for bicycling: Extra deep front pockets to prevent loss of valuables; a fully lined interior for extra warmth and comfort; and finally, cuffs with a button closure and vent that allows more room for the knee. They don’t look bad with my matching jacket either. I had fun making these and anticipate constructing a few more in different fabrics, including a pair for spring/summer, sans lining.
Stick around as the first garment for my Spring 2012 mini-collection, the coat, begins to take shape.
Extra deep pockets
Fully lined interior
Cuff with vent and button closure