What is the nicest short sleeve jersey you own ?

Raffles
Raffles Posts: 1,137
edited July 2013 in Road general
I love vintage style jerseys that have little or no advertising that are a solid colour with a white band across the upper chest area, altura make their own version but it has a big Altura logo in the white band that I think brings it down for me. Im still looking though for nice jerseys in the vintage style which I described. I have some really nice bianchi and castelli jerseys that I like a lot but I know once I find the right nice vintage style one Ill simply be made up.

What is the nicest short sleeve jersey you own and why do you hold it in higher esteem over others which are part of your collection ? The jersey styles that are plastered in advertising and make the wearer look like a walking billboard are the ones that I like least.
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  • iPete
    iPete Posts: 6,076
    I like the big brands, especially the really really expensive ones. What's that one that starts with an R again?
  • raymondo60
    raymondo60 Posts: 735
    I don't personally like wearing 'logo' clothing - plain and simple is my preference. I own one of the Altura ones you mention, in a long-sleeve, and it is a nice design. Recently though while wearing it at a Bike Jumble in Ripley, a couple of old-timer riders asked to look at it, and when they saw the 'Altura' logo across the breast, were severly disappointed! My fave short-sleeve jersey is the basic Rapha; all black, with a white band on the left arm. Simple, good-quality and effective.
    Raymondo

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  • supermurph09
    supermurph09 Posts: 2,471
    This is my favourite, simple and stylish?
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    This is also another one I own, understated IMO.
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  • ju5t1n
    ju5t1n Posts: 2,028
    The best jersey I ever owned was made by Briko, I bought it in Italy in 2005, it was plain blue and white and was cut perfectly. Unfortunately it got ruined in a crash a couple of years ago and I’ve not been able to find another the same.

    Our club jersey is a nice fit too, made by Endura ... the ‘pro road jersey’ model.
  • tomisitt
    tomisitt Posts: 257
    Quite fond of my Twin Six "Speedy Bike Club London" jersey:

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    But in terms of quality and fit it has to be:

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  • diy
    diy Posts: 6,473
  • cattytown
    cattytown Posts: 647
    Torm T7 - http://torm.cc/t7.html. Simple, understated, comfortable, sensible pockets.

    Paul.
    Giant Defy 2
    Large bloke getting smaller :-)
  • ianbar
    ianbar Posts: 1,354
    rapha classic in red
    enigma esprit
    cannondale caad8 tiagra 2012
  • Hoopdriver
    Hoopdriver Posts: 2,023
    A Rapha one bought on sale a few years ago - 2006, as I recall. Still looking good despite much, much wear
  • Raffles
    Raffles Posts: 1,137
    tomisitt wrote:
    But in terms of quality and fit it has to be:

    castelli-prima-jersey-fz-white-black-red-71030.jpg


    Love that jersey, looks very classy indeed
    2012 Cannondale CAAD 8 105
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    Got a couple of Rapha ones which are great, my adidas yellow team sky looks great but hate the 2 inch zip! REally want to get my hands on a rapha pro team jersey as they look to mutts nuts.
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  • elderone
    elderone Posts: 1,410
    My fav for fit and qaulity is my team giant jersey.Love it.
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  • borisface
    borisface Posts: 273
    My couple of Rapha jerseys are great, but I have to say that I prefer my Torm jersey - arms are an inch or so longer, fit slightly better, full zip and half the price of Rapha.

    Worst jersey is an endura merino (baa baa?): baggy, poorly cut, too long, cr@p pocket - why not proper pockets? Utter sh1te. Don't buy one.
  • MountainMonster
    MountainMonster Posts: 7,423
    I really like my white Cervelo one. I am very partial to white and black combos though.
  • LegendLust
    LegendLust Posts: 1,022
    I have an original of this - bought it years ago and luckily still fits me!

    http://www.wieleroutfits.nl/assos-italy-retro-set
  • cat_with_no_tail
    cat_with_no_tail Posts: 12,981
    I like my Marmite Foska one.

    The black and yellow works well with the Rose :oops:

    In fairness, it's a great fit and lovely quality too.
  • Stewpot407
    Stewpot407 Posts: 97
    With the shape I'm in at the moment it really wouldn't be right for me to squeeze into a tight fitting jersey.

    If I could, I'd own the Classic Look jersey

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  • apreading
    apreading Posts: 4,535
    My fave ever altura-ergo-jersey-2010-zoom.jpg

    Simple, not too many logos but stylish, great shape (for me), splash of red & black - I have it in both the white and the black and love them. Even better, I got it really cheap so bought a few!!!
  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    My new Giordana Gshield jersey! I love my Rapha's Pro Team and Italian jerseys but the Gshield is the dogs. It looks like a Gabba but it's minus the big logos and it's been mistaken for it in the peloton. Same jersey as Quick Steps but theirs has Vermarc logos (made by same manufacturer). Ideal for the UK climate ;-) Only place I could buy it from was here http://www.competitivecyclist.com/produ ... 8.4.1.html
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    I like my Marmite Foska one.

    The black and yellow works well with the Rose :oops:

    In fairness, it's a great fit and lovely quality too.

    I've got a Foska SS top too and love it though it was the most expensive jersey I bought.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    My new Giordana Gshield jersey! I love my Rapha's Pro Team and Italian jerseys but the Gshield is the dogs. It looks like a Gabba but it's minus the big logos and it's been mistaken for it in the peloton.

    Shouldnt you be wearing team kit in the peloton? :D
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  • andrewjoseph
    andrewjoseph Posts: 2,165
    my primalwear pink floyd dark side of the moon jersey. or my primalwear 'raven mad' jersey, or my 'star trek' jersey, or my welsh flag jersey.

    'cos they are not boring. :-)
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  • Sir Velo
    Sir Velo Posts: 143
    My summer club jersey, because it means the sun is out and the temperature is up. Great.

    SV
  • Raffles
    Raffles Posts: 1,137
    http://www.cycles-marcarini.com/en/cat_2101-vintage-jerseys-vintage-short-sleeve-jerseys/516-bianchi-pirelli-1949-1955-vintage-short-sleeve-jersey.htm



    Ive mailed Marcarini to find out when this jersey is back in stock as I want it so badly !!

    Its made from modern materials but looks just like the real deal vintage products from 60 years ago......nostalgic bliss
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  • thegreatdivide
    thegreatdivide Posts: 5,803
    goonz wrote:
    My new Giordana Gshield jersey! I love my Rapha's Pro Team and Italian jerseys but the Gshield is the dogs. It looks like a Gabba but it's minus the big logos and it's been mistaken for it in the peloton.

    Shouldnt you be wearing team kit in the peloton? :D

    Keep up at the back...

    http://road.cc/content/news/78651-milan ... rsey-video
  • josehernandez
    josehernandez Posts: 243
    Fond of my MOA Negoska apart from one thing. The zip only goes half way down which makes toilet stops a pita!
    Stylish, Incredibly comfortable and light as a feather.

    Used to be a challenge trying to find MOA stockists but now Wiggle are in on the act it's not a problem.

    moa-negoska-ss-jersey-white-front-2013_zpsef891ffb.jpg
  • crikey
    crikey Posts: 362
    The zip only goes half way down which makes toilet stops a pita!

    You're doing it wrong...
  • josehernandez
    josehernandez Posts: 243
    crikey wrote:
    You're doing it wrong...

    Pray tell ?
  • snipsnap
    snipsnap Posts: 259
    Gotta be my 2013 giro jersey (white one) designed by Paul Smith and with his signature detailing ...... Just gotta wear it out on the roads first!