I love it when Rapha does Rapha. Don’t get me wrong, there are many facets to the brand yet the designs that also resonate with me are their themed merino jerseys. Take the newest to their collection: the Merino Rivals Jersey. Inspired by the intense rivalry between two Italians of note: Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi. This jersey is colored in Neapolitan hues and accented with classic details. Read more at Rapha!
Team Dream loves tie-dye fabrics, but the thing about jerseys is you can’t tie-dye those nice Italian fabrics. So Sean and Bobby from ENDO worked on a print, especially for the ENDO CNCPT team. These jerseys are available for pre-order now, just in time for summer. Head to ENDO for more!
Search and State took their staple S1-A riding jersey and gave it a split-tone makeover for 2016. These new sage and black jerseys are still made in New York and are in stock now at Search and State.
Rapha’s newest collection isn’t a graphic treament, pattern or gradient. It’s all about simplicity. The core of apparel if you will. Rapha Core is designed around the basics. Simple, single color jerseys and bibs for men and women. See more at Rapha.
Spring always comes early in Los Angeles.
Ombré and fades are big this year and Team Dream continues to mix it up with their signature stripes and bright colors. This season, their faded jerseys return with new colors, as well as a new Rizzle vest and long sleeve ensemble. Don’t worry, if you’re all “maxed out” on kits, there are other shirts and accessories as well. All of which are in stock and ready to ship now at Team Dream!
All of Team Dream’s kits are made in Los Angeles, by ENDO Customs and are built to last.
Many people say classics never go out of style and while that may be true, sometimes they need an update. Rapha took their most iconic jersey and gave it a few reconfigurations related to on-the-bike fit. I gotta say, the Classic jersey has always been my favorite piece of Rapha apparel and it is without a doubt the piece they built their whole look upon.
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“Again, I am not the inventor of the gradient jersey design and Rapha is 100% entitled to do whatever they wish. I reference a ton of soccer jerseys, iconic designs, fashion and anything else that strikes my fancy. I also do my best to be honest and, most importantly, bring something new to cycling. These fades have been on my radar since the beginning stages of Team Dream.
We (Endo Customs & myself) could never really get the fade “just right” so it took a long time to produce a finished piece that lived up to our standard. We played with different ideas until pinstripes came up & there you go! The gradient, much like the stripes or polka dots cycling companies regularly visit, are one of the most basic graphic options available. The simplicity of the gradient jersey means that the concept is very easy to replicate… and I am cool with that!”
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When Rapha does something domestically-produced either in London, or Italy you know it’s going to be good. It’s like they save the best products to be made by the best hands. Cycling apparel has been made by the Italians since the dawn of the bicycle and so it should be no surprise that Rapha looked to Italy to manufacture their new Pro Team Shadow kit. It’s designed for racing in inclement weather with high-tech fabrics and a super sleek fit. Check out more information below and see the line at Rapha. (more…)
The guys at Ringtail really really wanted a race-fit, made in the USA jersey that would last for seasons to come. Introducing the 3S Merino Jersey. All the above and then some, in navy / grey or orange / navy. In stock now and shipping today from Ringtail!
Tomorrow our collaboration with Team Dream Team launches. Fade to Black jerseys and socks will be available at Team Dream Team’s webshop, so stay tuned!