15 September 2010

Skirtguards - Handmade with love in the Netherlands

We here at Cycle Chic have secretly coveted these handmade skirtguards for a while now but it's time to let the world know. A Dutch company called Simeli crochets these skirtguards ("jasbeschermers" in Dutch and "frakkeskånere" in Danish) for your lovely upright bicycle. Above is the Ella model/pattern.

Here's the Nelleke model/pattern and, if you look to the left, you'll see a keychain hanging from the bike lock. Simeli does those, too!

Beautiful stuff. It's worth mentioning that crocheted skirtguards are as old as the bicycle itself. Women quickly figured out how to protect their flowing skirts from the wheel back in the late 1800's. Brilliant that Simeli is making them con amore again.

www.simeli.nl - The site is in Dutch but easy to figure out. You're looking at about €49 for a lovely jasbeschermer.


WESTYLE said...

what a pretty and clever idea! I definitely need one. I love your blog so much. I'm inspired to ride my bike much as possible, and look fancy while doing so!

anna said...

They look truly beautiful! Though I doubt that they maintain their shape and color when being exposed to some slush in the winter?! Would be a pity to see this happening.

Frits B said...

These skirt guards have been discussed in ample detail on the Lovely Bicycle blog. They do resist slush in winter and if the shit really hits the fan (so to speak) they are perfectly washable.

Simone said...


more 'jasbeschermers' from Staphorst.....