Tim Gunn: Designers refuse to make clothes to fit American women.

I love the American fashion industry, but it has a lot of problems, and one of them is the baffling way it has turned its back on plus-size women. It’s a puzzling conundrum. The average American woman now wears between a size 16 and a size 18, according to new research from Washington State University. There are 100 million plus-size women in America, and, for the past three years, they have increased their spending on clothes faster than their straight-size counterparts. There is money to be made here ($20.4 billion, up 17 percent from 2013). But many designers — dripping with disdain, lacking imagination or simply … Continue reading Tim Gunn: Designers refuse to make clothes to fit American women.

Attaquer and the rise of smaller cycling brands

Cycling Tips has a really nice piece on Attaquer and the impact they’ve had on the cycling industry over their very short time as a brand.  I became aware of them just in the past year (as far as I can recall anyway) and have enjoyed seeing their work, though I’ve yet to add their kit into my cycling wardrobe. The team has produced a pretty amazing number of pieces in a very short timespan – especially compared to the almost static collections of brands like Rapha and Assos.  I mean sure you get a few things new per year … Continue reading Attaquer and the rise of smaller cycling brands