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Cycle-friendly gear in Wicker Park

Sometimes it pays to sharpen your focus, and other times you're Meg Ryan's face. Honing in on American-made, cycle-friendly-but-not-cycle-only clothes: Nonetheless Garments

From the dude behind eco-boutique Connect, NG's a "design studio and make here gallery" that's the nerve center for his fashionable, spin-enabling clothing (and goods from similarly minded lines), a funky renovated space sporting repurposed drum barrels & a massive scrap installation resembling a "wood tornado", so accidentally knocking it down would be a real boner. The in-house gear ranges from beach-friendly cotton/nylon trench shorts, to weatherproof NeoShell jeans, to tees & hoodies with hand-stitched chest pockets taken from old shirts & jackets headed for the trash, meaning people in Jersey are still wondering when their shirts & jackets are arriving. He's also helping you haul, stocking rainproof messengers/ backpacks from SF's Mission Workshop, and two-wheelers for purchase include a bespoke collab with Ohio-based Stanridge Speed, and handcrafted rides from Chicago's own Heritage, because nothing says "I bike to work" like being Polish-Irish

During the weekdays, they're only open for personalized shopping via appointment, but come weekends anyone can walk in, peruse the wares, and sip on some Stumptown coffee, sure to keep your eyes wide open, at least until Meg Ryan's features poke them out.