Sunday, January 30, 2011

Archival Field Trip: Hub and Bespoke

Last weekend we paid a visit to Hub and Bespoke in the Fremont district of Seattle, Washington. Unique among bike shops, there are no bicycles for sale at this stylish cycle boutique -- just clothing and accessories . Co-owner Juliette, who has a background in product design and home textiles, stocks the shop with brands like Outlier, Nau, Ibex, Dellar and Vittoria. Her goal is to sell pants, sweaters and - yes - dresses that transition from bicycle to boardroom - pieces for men and women that are both functional and fashionable. You won't find skorts with sewn-in chamois or high-tech "plastic" jerseys. Wool is the preferred fabric. One of her featured items is men's wool trousers and knickers designed and constructed by Seattle seamstress Katharine Andrews. Juliette and her business partner Aldan are fans of Archival Clothing and we had a great time chatting with the two of them. We left a couple of bags at the store, and as you can see (below), they look quite at home there.

Custom covers for riding helmet style cycling helmets

Locally made cycling trousers and knickers from Telaio

Rain capes & Shaun Dellar caps


Vittoria 1976 Series shoes (spd compatible)



Brooks leather accessories

Archival favorite, Ibex thin woolies

A.C. bags on display

Difficult-to-source, knitback gloves

Business partner and great gent, Aldan

House musette

5 comments:

Mark said...

What a great looking shop!

My Affair with Michael Bastian said...

I enjoyed this, thank you.

vaughn wascovich said...

ah, the gloves. yes, please.

Amy K. of the Boom Club said...

My hubby would love this shop.

BRUTE! said...

Fremont is a beautiful neighborhood which houses some of Seattle's finest vintage shops. I once bought a mohair jacket worn by the late Sammy Davis. Jnr. in the shop adjacent to this store.