The Lion of Flanders
“The idea for this was to 'find your inner lion' by looking into the mind of a rider during the race.” – 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 grey tee, Blease’s drawing of the Lion of Flanders as a cyclist’s shadow has been applied to the chest in soft flocking, a traditional technique used to embellish cycling jerseys in the mid-20th century. The t-shirt features an inset Rapha armband and a small Belgian flag stitched onto the hem. A small story label has also been included on the rear.