We formally met designer and owner of Telaio, Katharine Andrews, not long after we opened our shop in May. Coincidentally, at the time I was about to come looking for her. I had seen Katharine’s final portfolio project she produced to complete her degree in apparel design at Seattle Central Community College. And that was in 2008! I had not forgotten. That’s how terrific it was.
Since graduating, she’s been refining her men’s wear bicycle trouser. Her wool knickers and trousers pay tribute to a pre-spandex bicycling era while addressing all the aesthetic and functional needs of today’s man looking to use his cycle to get him places.
Through Hub and Bespoke, Telaio offers a trouser in 3 woolen fabrics that can be custom made to your final specifications. We have a set of ‘fit samples’ from which we mark the desired inseam (from knicker to full length). Katharine then builds the trouser in about a week or so. We are proud to make Telaio’s locally-made, high-quality trousers available to our city cyclist.