Two Circles are a brand from Canada but are very much inspired by European cycling culture. Their clean, minimal designs are right up our strada and suit those who like to be different without necessarily liking bold colours.
Here's little more info about the brand, in their own words...
/// Two Circles Cycling was founded out of a love for cycling and design. We strive to bring you cycling apparel made from the best fabrics with a visual design that is clean and distinctive.
/// We began Two Circles in the Fall of 2014 after a cycling trip in Italy introduced us to the european culture of cycling. The passion of fans, the flamboyance of Italian fashion ignited a desire to bring what we had experienced there back to Canada. We felt that there lacked a certain design aesthetic that appealed to us personally as well as the availability of well made yet reasonably priced clothing in North America. We continue to focus on sourcing premium fabrics that feel great against the skin yet perform as needed on the bike. Aesthetically we direct the brand in a visual style that reflects fashion and design found in street wear and classic cycling culture.
/// I grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia where I worked at a ski and bike shop. I spent the majority of my free time riding the north shore mountains where trails are plentiful and diverse. I then moved out to Toronto to study image arts at university and soon after went on to work in film and photography. I continued to ride and work part time in bike shops.
/// There are some great trails in and around Toronto but the desire to ride further and faster led me into road riding. I love meeting up with friends for morning rides then hanging out on a cafe patio for a coffee before heading to work. It's the best way to start your day! The Toronto cycling scene has grown considerably over the past few years. Lots of new clubs are forming every year. I'd say the road riding scene is the most popular but cyclocross has seen a big rise in interest. A few local organizations put on some fun and exciting races in the fall season which are attracting lots of riders.
/// My wife and I are the main employees of Two Circles. We are both avid cyclists with image based backgrounds and work together to visualize and build the overall look of the brand. When it comes to testing and getting feedback on our clothing we connect with local and international riders who give us their thoughts on fit, feel and performance.