Rapha City 2014

Following the launch of the travel guides, which include Barcelona, and being this Mediterranean city a perfect place for cycling with good weather, Rapha chose the Catalan capital to shoot the lookbook of the new city collection. Pairing contemporary tailoring and high-performance fabrics, this season’s collection is the largest yet, with new arrivals for both men and women complementing redesigns of old favourites, all made to withstand the rigours of urban riding and city living. Besides the lapelled jacket's new colour, I love the practical wind jacket, the flexible chinos and the elegant merino polo.

"The polo shirt has a casual fit and side panels to ensure it retains its shape both on and off the bike. Offset shoulder seams prevent bag straps rubbing when cycling. The left arm has a subtle armband stripe. The back of the jersey has a single rear pocket."