Feature Issue #004

GRAN FONDO Fashion-Shoot 2017 – Life is an Attitude. What’s yours?

Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1 All Titanium – Fingers crossed: Good Luck!

Simply crossing your fingers and hoping for the best – an act of naivety.

Simply crossing your fingers and hoping for the best is an act of naivety. For those with aspirations of glory, it’s crucial that they can trust their equipment wholly and be prepared for all eventualities. Flexibility, comfort and precision go beyond being purely words to describe the product; in this context they’re also human virtues. Those that feel good in themselves are therefore able to perform better.


Jacket Rapha Shadow Blazer
Jersey Rapha Long Sleeve Summer Wicking Shirt
Trousers Alberto Bike
Socks Fingerscrossed Classic Olive
Shoes Dromarti Race Classic

For road cyclists in the urban environment, the Alberto Bike Pants consist of a stretchy, dirt-repellent ‘ecorepel’ denim and raised anti-slip waistband for ultimate comfort on or off the bike. The Porsche Design Chronotimer Series 1 All Titanium is the tool to team these with: lightweight, built to last, sensitive on the skin and unerringly accurate. The sophisticated Rapha Shadow jacket, which stands at the intersection of function and wearability, has a deceptively complex protective design with a water-repellent, reflective material and intelligently placed pockets. As your gaze lowers, there’s a glance of the Dromarti leather shoes and assiduously chosen Fingerscrossed socks below the sartorially mindful jeans.

It’s good to know that there are layers to your character underneath your outfit. Many people can follow fashions, but very few can truly pull this off. As Art Director for Barcelona-based Dosnoventa, Dani Melo mirrors this outfit in many ways. His style may preside over lycra while on the bike, but function and precision are never forgotten. Of course, it’s nice when others wish you well and cross their fingers on your behalf, but it’s far from necessary.