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2015 Gift Guide: Casual commuter

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Men’s apparel

Conation Collective Plaid Western Shirt

This lightweight, packable, American-made shirt is cut slim to avoid flapping on the ride. It’s a cliché to say a jersey works on the trail and in the bar. But if drinking post-ride beers — and looking good while doing it — makes us cliché, so be it.

Lululemon Outerblazer Jacket

Biking to your meeting is awesome. Sitting in a meeting and looking like you biked there? Not so much. The Outerblazer assembles water-resistant, two-way-stretch panels of softshell fabric in an office-worthy piece. Zippered side vents help fight sweat when you’re running late.

Patagonia Performance Straight Fit Jeans

These organic cotton/polyester blend pants stretch for comfortable pedaling. Coolmax in the fabric provides moisture management, and a waterproof DWR coating means they’re ready for nearly all commuting conditions.

Walz 3-Panel Wool Cap

Few garments are more evocative of the cycling aesthetic than the short-brimmed cap. Walz does it right with its wool piece, with a moisture-wicking liner for three-season comfort. An extra $5 gets you custom embroidery.