Nick Livermore scours the internet for 9 of the best looking men’s cycling jerseys out there. Price is no object, only the need to look your best on the bike.
n.b this article was updated on 28th April 2016.
Asymetric Jersey, Isadore Apparel
Price: 120 EUR
Buy it here: www.isadoreapparel.com
Now this is a really cool jersey. A somewhat unbalanced design at first glance, but one that really works. Combine that with a truly unique colour palette, and what you have is a jersey that will certainly help you stand out from the crowd.
Constructed partly using merino wool and with a high neck, add a pair of arm warmers to the mix and this jersey offers great versatility for those late summer and autumn rides.
Cynar Vintage Wool Jersey, Rosa Sport
Buy it here: www.rosasport.co.uk
A handmade replica of the famous Cynar jersey, this merino affair is lovingly produced and stays closer to classy than many of the vulgar jerseys around these days.
Though it doesn’t appear particularly functional, this merino jersey will regulate your temperature in the summer and is bound to offer a comfortable fit, due to the natural elasticity of the wool.
T1 Jersey, Torm
Buy it here: www.torm.cc
Another simple one – what can we say, we love minimalist style – Torm’s T1 Jersey offers excellent attention to detail with beautifully contrasting stripes. They probably make you go faster.
Despite the inexpensive price, Torm’s T1 Jersey blends clever design – flatlock stitching and reinforced pockets – with performance in the shape of their use of ‘SportWool’, engineered to keep you cool and dry when on the bike.
LMNH Strip Jersey, Look Mum No Hands!
Buy it here: www.lookmumnohands.com
A simple, striped jersey emblazoned with the immortal words ‘look mum no hands!’ in the brand’s pleasant typeface, the design and muted colours of this jersey – a pay on the classic world champion stripes – are attractive to say the least.
It’s not all about aesthetics though, with some clever design engineered in to ensure comfort; full length concealed zip, a tapered collar, separate side panels, and no labels around the neck.
Short Sleeve Merino Alpine Jersey, Vulpine
Buy it here: www.vulpine.cc
Vulpine’s Long Sleeve Alpine jersey gets a mention for its delicate and well considered styling. It looks simple, but there are so many neat touches (a leather zip and buttoned pockets). It’s the winter version of my jersey of choice, which makes it all the more appealing.
Bloc Blue Jersey, Morvelo
Buy it here: www.morvelo.com
Morvelo goes from strength to strength every year, with each new collection better looking than the last. This year, it’s the Bloc Blue Jersey that catches our eye, though it’s difficult to go wrong with any of its apparel.
The design here is simple, but more visually striking than you might expect. It’s the contrast between the dark blue and pale pink that does it. And we’re always a fan of understated, block colour designs.
Pro Cycling Jersey, Le Col
Buy it here: www.lecol.net
Black, except for coloured stitching and branding, this jersey from Le Col is an attractive piece of kit, especially if you’re going for the ever-popular stealth look.
Made from an interestingly named fabric called ‘Meryl’, this jersey has excellent heat management properties and a high-level of stretch for comfort.
Long Sleeve Club Jersey, Rapha
Buy it here: www.rapha.cc
A simple autumn/winter jersey, with the classic Rapha design. Expect high quality and excellent service from the premium cycling brand. Constructed of thicker Sportwool than Rapha’s standard jerseys, this will keep you warm for longer, while maintaining comfort levels.
Josette Waterproof Jersey, Cafe du Cycliste
Buy it here: www.cafeducycliste.com
This is an awesome jersey. Though it sticks to our block colour rules, it features some really distinctive features that set it apart from the crowd. From the slightly “different” colour, to the smart red strip on the front and reverse, this is a truly attractive jersey. Yet another hit from Cafe du Cycliste.