Yes, the company has been producing cycling shirts since 1946 and have been worn by famous names in the sport throughout the years, including the likes of Fausto Coppi, Gino Bartali, Luison Bobet, Eddy Merckx, Felice Gimondi, Francesco Moser, Beppe Saronni and Marino Basso.
These days, De Marchi is known as a premium heritage brand, with an archive of some stunning cycling to gear to call upon, which would work both for the hip cyclist who fancies some Merino for the weekend ride and for general leisurewear too.
Do have a look at the site if you have five minutes as it is a feast for the yes, especially if you have an eye for classic cycling tops. I have picked out a few of my personal favourites, but yours might be completely different!
At the top of the page is the 1954 France replica jersey, inspired by the one worn by Jacques Anquetil and like all the range, produced from a Merino wool blend. It sells for €130. Below is the 1949 Atala Jersey (€180).
Beyond that is the 1973 Denmark Merino Long Sleeve Jersey, which sells for €180, the 1953 Italy Jersey (€130), the 1973 Great Britain Merino Jersey in a long sleeve (recently reduced to €109) the 1982 Ireland Jersey (€130) and the 1972 Australia Jersey, which is also €130.
If you want to check out all the Heritage range, including some Nigel Cabourn collaborations, you can view it all at the De Marchi website.
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