It’s always the season for flannel in the Bay Area. Experience comfort and sleek style with your once a day jacket in Super 120s flannel from Vitale Barberis Canonico (VBC). This soft wool fabric is extremely durable and a great choice for a deconstructed jacket.
Here are three hard-to-beat bike rides in the San Francisco Bay Area we think will do your new purchase justice.
1. Lake Merritt, East BayTake your new, lightweight look for a breezy ride around the Bay Area’s Lake Merritt. With a three mile heart-shaped shoreline in the center of downtown Oakland, Lake Merritt is the perfect place for the modern man to escape for a dose of nature. Channel the laid-back, fluid feel of soft shoulders and unlined tailoring as you cruise on two wheels — and never once break a sweat.
2. Hawk Hill, SausalitoJust like the relaxed-yet-luxurious blazer is an essential part of every man’s wardrobe, a ride up Hawk Hill is a must on the bucket list. As one of the Bay Area’s most scenic vistas, the climb up Hawk Hill will reward you with breath-taking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Pacific Ocean — a worthy backdrop for your new jacket purchase. Only thrill-seekers will appreciate the 920 ft steep descent, but luckily your once a day design will retain its shape and style, even when your arms give in.
3. Angel Island, San Francisco Bay
An unlined, half- or no canvas jacket will keep you just warm enough for the scenic ferry ride to Angel Island — a hidden gem with 360 degree views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin County Headlands, and Mount Tampalpais. The deconstructed jacket will also keep you cool enough to enjoy the 5.5 mile loop around the island. Thank you, soft, summer tailoring. Choose your jacket fabric to match the occasion — go for an Ocean Blue, Flannel Woods Green, or Birds Eye Gray from VBC and you’ll fit right in this California State Park.