Today’s cycling jerseys are designed with both performance and style in mind. Serious cyclists opt to wear jerseys instead of cotton t-shirts because jerseys wick sweat away from the body.
But we’re not here to talk about performance features. We’re here to talk about cycling jersey style. Retro Two recently unveiled a new collection of unique cycling jerseys. The new products feature something for every cyclist, whether man or woman, flashy or conservative, long-sleeved, short-sleeved, or no-sleeved.
Let’s get a sense of what inspires Retro Two. The company began in 2002 when founder Roger Mallette stumbled across a copy of a Bauhaus Cycling Exposition poster from the 1920s. The imagery inspired him to start the company, initially named Retro Image Apparel Company. Roger’s sister, Michelle, took over in 2012 after Roger passed away. She reformed the company, calling it Retro Image Apparel Two, or Retro Two, for short.
Retro Two’s designers continue to be inspired by vintage graphics, historic movements and cycling races. They also design unique cycling jerseys that incorporate more modern pop culture icons. Let’s take a look at five of the new unique cycling jerseys from Retro Two:
Balloon Women’s Sleeveless Cycling Jersey
This unique sleeveless cycling jersey is for the woman who wants to be seen. Featuring a bold and colorful pattern on the front and back, imagine a psychedelic hot air balloon that attracts the eye. This unique cycling jersey incorporates every color of the rainbow in bright jewel tones. When it comes to women’s cycling jerseys and apparel, this is a great jersey that you won’t find anywhere else.
STL-Style Women’s Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey
This 100% unique and original cycling jersey, available for both men and women, is a nod to Retro Two’s headquarters in St. Louis, MO. The front of the jersey features a bit of St. Louis’s skyline, framed by its famed arch. The back features an oversized graphic representation of the Seal of St. Louis. The colors are fairly subtle; dark gray images on a deep, reddish-orange background. The shoulder and sides feature several black fleurs-de-lis printed on a bright yellow background.
Circus Men’s Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey
This unique cycling jersey uses vintage imagery to achieve a modern effect. The background pallet uses muted tones of cream, gold, and rust. The shoulders and side panels are black. The real stars of the show are the circus performers who are shown on both the front and back of the jersey. They ride across high wires during a time when women riders wore full-length skirts.
Plan 9 Men’s Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey
This jersey pays homage to the 1959 classic science fiction horror movie Plan 9 from Outer Space. The front and back of the jersey feature the image of the Plan 9 theatrical release poster. The overall color palette is bright blue, accented with red and white. Display the warning “Unspeakable horrors from outer space paralyze the living and resurrect the dead!” as you ride.
Velo Records Men’s Short Sleeve Cycling Jersey
The front and back of this unique cycling jersey feature the same graphic. The graphic is a large LP vinyl record bearing the image of a planet in the center on which is written “VELO records”. Riding atop the record is a caricature of a lone cyclist atop a classic ten-speed bike.
If you’re looking for unique and novel cycling jerseys, be sure to check out Retro Two’s website to explore the full inventory of creative products.