Mar 5, 2009

knickers

so, i got a little inspired at the bike show last week. and then this week, after i spent an entire day on the couch in a feverish haze of some non-descript malaise and cycling knicker dreams; i got a little manic with the sewing machine. but not before going to the local vintage shop for some snazzy men’s trousers circa 1970 - which i proceeded to fashion into my very own custom cycling knickers.

knickers

twenty eight dollars and several hours later, i have myself two pairs of knickers. one a lovely polyester hounds tooth, the other a snappy wool plaid. both complete with tab on the backside from which to hang a blinky light, velcro-fastened back pockets, an added side pocket for cell phone or flask; and, here is where i surprise even myself: articulated knees!

i’m taking the single speed and my custom knickers out for a spin.

12 comments:

Stuart said...

Awesome! But you do know that they are really called Plus Fours!

Groover said...

Can I order a pair? They look so cool!

Judi said...

fixed gear apparrel! all you need to go with it is a hoodie.

Joe Biker said...

Cool. I always called 'em man-pris. Diggin' the original stuff you put on your blog. Keep it up.

Ovens2Betsy said...

How crafty! They're really cute.

Gotta Run said...

You do it all!!! i love it. can't say that I could come close to the same result.

sarah said...

wow! those look awesome! you have a new business i think! ;)

zanne said...

are they still called plus fours if you aren't wearing them on the golf course?

thanks groover!

yes, hoodie would complete the look. that, and the messenger bag i made out of tubes! i told you i had a manic moment. :-)

man-pris. i like that. very kramer-esque. clearly, there's a mutual blog-digging going on, cause i like your place too. thanks.

betsy? is that you? ye of countless boston qualifiers? hehe. i've missed you. how many BQ's have you had since I last visited your site? must go look. i bet you've gone and done it again you maniac!!!

robin, if I can make these, ANYONE can. Dat's the truth!

thanks Sarah! It was tons of fun to make them. More fun to wear. Have to try some more to make sure it wasn't some planets-colliding fluke.

mom said...

so....the sewing thing is from mere....
i'm hopeless

you always amaze.......

xoxo

Beth said...

They are too cool!

house on hill road said...

they are totally cute.

pricklypearbloom said...

O. M. G. Those are so freaking ridiculously cute. Holy crap.