KRES is a Melbourne based partnership designing and producing the very best in locally made custom cycles and vintage inspired apparel.
KRES started as an idea by two friends Nik & Mick who share a passion for cycling, its history and its traditions. The idea behind KRES was to create a brand that reflected some of the traditions we felt so strongly about.
We are not designers but rely on our aesthetic to guide us in creating products that we hope reflect our values. We believe in good design, craftsmanship and attention to detail. We told ourselves that we should try and create products that we would want to own. It all began when we embarked on building our own steel bikes. Having experience in fabrication the challenge was to build something with attention to detail and design. Basically we wanted to grab peoples attention and say "Here we are...". Having achieved a positive response with our bikes it was always our intention to extend ourselves in to a line of cycling apparel. Cycling style as we call it. Hence our apparel which is inspired by the style and character found through cycling history, when it was just as much about being an individual as it was about winning a race.
Our apparel is designed by us using the best Australian fabrics we can source. We believe in quality and even though we are not clothing designers we have a pretty high standard when it comes to the final result. We are sure we will make mistakes along the way but we are always striving to improve. Unlike some other brands we refuse to source generic products from abroad and simply re-brand them just to make an easy sale. This would not be in line with our mission statement.
Our mission statement ..... We believe handmade trumps the mass produced and good design is forever. We are developing our products in the firm belief that the details matter and that there should be value and longevity in the things we surround ourselves with.
We work hard and are passionate about what we do and hope that this is reflected in the quality of our products.We appreciate your support and welcome everyone into the KRES family.