Classic British Made retro cycling or biking jersey made in England from 100% extra fine 12 gauge Italian merino wool in a classic design. The hooped design is believed to have come about due to the nick name 'Forcats de la Route' i.e. hoops mimicked the jailbirds 'uniform'. Or from designs worn in the late 1800's Madison Sq Gardens 6 day events. Sizes up to 4XL mean people of all sizes can enjoy this beautiful instant classic. Perfect as a cycle top, casual jersey, worn under leathers or as a cold weather base layer for skiing and climbing.