One for the ‘tifosi’
“This is inspired by the geographical drama of the Stelvio’s switchbacks and tunnels cut through rock faces. I've always wanted to stand roadside in Italy, so I've drawn myself into the crowd too.”
– Matt Blease, illustrator.
This special edition 100% cotton t-shirt is part of a series that celebrates iconic bike racing with playful illustrations by Matt Blease, himself a cyclist. On this Italian-inspired pink tee, Blease’s drawings have been applied onto the front and back using flocking, a technique traditionally used to embellish cycling jerseys in the mid-20th century. The t-shirt features an inset Rapha armband and a small Italian flag stitched onto the hem. A small story label has also been included on the rear.