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Posts written during 'August 2013'

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A 60 Second Guide To: Cycling Jerseys

Originally designed as a piece of performance wear, the humble cycling jersey has grown to represent over a century of stories and tales. 

The designs symbolise a moment in time - a particular team, a significant race, an epic battle, a sporting hero. Some jerseys become iconic and sought after pieces of memorabilia, earning themselves a place in the 'hall of design classics'.

Jersey design has continuously developed over the years, team sponsorship alongside technological advances in materials have both played a part in the evolution - however some features remain unchanged.

Contrast Panel Cycling Shirt - Bradley Wiggins AW13 Collection

Typically the back hem is scooped, to help keep the rider's back covered whilst bent over in racing position. The back of the shirt also features a combination of fastened and open pockets - it would be no good having them on the front of the body as the contents would fall out mid-ride. A long zip fastening to the front can be opened to allow for ventilation.  

The cuts are traditionally slim and long, helping to reduce air resistance and allowing the fabric to 'perform'; wicking the moisture it needs to sit close to the skin. Sponsors will use a combination of print, embroidery or applique to showcase their names - colours, panels and tipping combinations become synonymous with specific teams.

Contrast Sleeve Cycling Shirt - Bradley Wiggins AW13 Collection 
During the late 1950s, jerseys worn by road riding style icons such as Tom Simpson and Jacques Anquetil made their way from performance wear to streetwear. Slim fitting and full of continental allure, the designs held huge appeal for the jazz loving modernists of that time. The fact that many of the shirts were crafted in merino wool was an added bonus – the breathable fabric was perfect for keeping fresh after a spot of all night dancing. Designs from this period have long continued to be a mainstay of the mod casual wardrobe.

This season's Bradley Wiggins Collection characteristically references jerseys from the Golden Age of cycling. Elements of vintage shirts are explored and blended with signature Fred Perry details, twin tipping colours lifted into colour block panels, a champion inspired stripe knitted into cuffs. Bradley has been involved in each and every stage of the design process, bringing his own ideas, inspirations and style and in turn, each shirt in the collection comes to to tell a story. 

See this season's Bradley Wiggins Collection online and in shops now.

In Focus - Raf Simons / Fred Perry Collection Letterman Details

Look out for these oversized letterman initials in our Laurel Wreath Collection shops, shown here at our Newburgh Street space.

Raf Simons Windows Aw13

Shop the Autumn 2013 Raf Simons / Fred Perry Collection online here, or find your nearest Laurel Wreath Collection shop.

New Laurel Wreath Collection Shop - Mandarin Gallery, Singapore

We're pleased to announce the opening of a new Laurel Wreath Collection shop in the Mandarin Gallery, Singapore. See our photo diary below to see the new shop's transformation.

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Vinyl inspired stickering covers the boarded up space, as we prepare to move in.

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Laurel Wreath lighting fixtures are added to the shop floor.

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We shop for vintage vinyl to add to the instore library.

Mandarin Gallery Singapore

The new shop opens its doors for the first time.

The new shop can be found at numbers 3-8, Mandarin Gallery, Singapore, and is open 10am - 9pm daily. Shop our latest Laurel Wreath Collection online here, or find your nearest shop location.

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