Springing into action
“This shows the spring sprinters leaving a seasonal floral explosion in their wake.” – Matt Blease, illustrator.
Spring’s arrival heralds the start of the racing season proper for most pros and fans of the sport. The small coastal town of San Remo is where it all begins, a symbol of exciting racing and the promise of the spring classics. 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 blue tee, Blease’s spring-inspired drawing has been printed onto the chest 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.