Dressing for autumn is problematic enough. First, there is the fickle nature of fashion to contend with. Then there’s the fickle nature of nature itself, and that only becomes more pertinent when you bring a bike into the equation.
For the cyclist at this time of year, there’s a fine line that has to be ridden – between being drenched in rain or sweat.
Foremost in a man’s autumnal armoury is the coat – and elsewhere we’ve assembled the best examples available this season. Great for those on two legs, but what about those of us on wheels?
The quick-fix solution is a jersey with removable sleeves that will keep the wind at bay and will allow you to cool down when you get too hot – but that smacks of the convertible short-trouser combo you might find in Millets, and a pedal-powered Ray Mears is not a good look.
If the sport-luxe trend has taught us anything it is that performance clothing does not need to mean compromising style. You want to be dressed for your destination as well as the journey itself.
With that in mind, here's our guide to cycling outerwear that's less pedestrian (but would look equally natty on pedestrians).