Decent jersey

It’s my birthday next Wednesday and my wife is giving me hassle about presents.

All I can think of really is a decent long sleeved jersey for the not too cold mornings. I’d like a decent name if funds stretch in an XL or XXL.

Budget is £160 max.
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  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078
    It's getting warmer now though. Should you not maybe get a summer jersey and maybe matching arm warmers if it is a bit nippy?
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  • darrell1967
    darrell1967 Posts: 470
    elbowloh said:

    It's getting warmer now though. Should you not maybe get a summer jersey and maybe matching arm warmers if it is a bit nippy?

    I’m not really too sure so I’m more than open to advice.
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,467
    I bought a chapeau Merino long sleeve Jersey and really like it. It was £100 from Vive Le Velo.
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  • cruff
    cruff Posts: 1,518
    edited March 2021
    I like Isadore and Isoles. Something different from the standard Rapha/Castelli/Le Col stuff and I've been seriously impressed with the quality of both brands - never had anything from either of them that I didn't like
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  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,579
    edited March 2021
    In no particular order I would have a gander at:
    Ale
    Isadore (as mentioned above)
    Dotout
    Rapha
    Lusso
    Torm

    I would also say La Passione, but I think you'll get hit with all those joyous import charges and admin fees now and you can likely foresee what that means for complicated returns, plus most of their gear seems to be emblazoned with "Worth the effort" 🙄🤯🤬

    When you say 'decent name' I've assumed you mean quality rather than 'brand position' or some other rank marketing term.
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  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    The Ale stuff is v nice, I have an aero top of theirs but tbh I think you have to go very far to beat Assos - much much better than La Passione, that Dopey Millar stuff, Stolen Goat and all that ilk.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • singleton
    singleton Posts: 2,496
    Maybe I'm a bit biassed, but at that budget I'd be looking at Rapha.
  • Pactimo jerseys are excellent IMO.
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,614
    Torm, Rapha, La Passione, Cafe du Cycliste.
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    edited March 2021
    https://www.assos.com/gb/mille-gt-summer-ls-jersey-91498.html

    Will keep the chill off, in the next month or so, and will prevent sunburn through summer while helping you to keep cool.

    I have two.

    Or something from GodandFamous? Really nice people to deal with - always responded quickly to size etc queries... https://godandfamo.us/collections/jerseys
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  • webboo
    webboo Posts: 6,087
    I have Assos,Castelli and Rapha jerseys. The Assos beat all the others on quality,however I did have a Sportful jersey that got ripped in a crash which fit and function wise was one of the best I’ve had.
    Castelli and Rapha seem to have the pockets higher on the back and I find they are a bit of pain to get stuff out of.
    As I haven’t had to buy a jersey in years as I tend to get them for birthdays and Christmas I have to accept the odd issue with them. ;)
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,750
    webboo said:


    As I haven’t had to buy a jersey in years as I tend to get them for birthdays and Christmas I have to accept the odd issue with them. ;)

    Jerseys should last for decades, crashes aside.
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  • lakesluddite
    lakesluddite Posts: 1,337
    daniel_b said:

    In no particular order I would have a gander at:
    Ale
    Isadore (as mentioned above)
    Dotout
    Rapha
    Lusso
    Torm

    I would also say La Passione, but I think you'll get hit with all those joyous import charges and admin fees now and you can likely foresee what that means for complicated returns, plus most of their gear seems to be emblazoned with "Worth the effort" 🙄🤯🤬

    When you say 'decent name' I've assumed you mean quality rather than 'brand position' or some other rank marketing term.

    I wouldn't be put off from using La Passione - this is from their website:

    BREXIT NO CHANGES FOR OUR BRITISH COMMUNITY
    Starting from January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom is officially no longer part of the European Union; this has had some consequences throughout the shipping sector.
    The first weeks of 2021 have been challenging, besides being a transition period. We have worked hard to not lose the special relationship with our dearest British community ensuring that the changes brought about by Brexit would not compromise the mutual relationship.
    All our efforts were paid off and our commitment has led to the desired results. We are delighted to announce that starting from February 4, 2021, you will be able to continue shopping on our website at the same terms you were used to and therefore at no additional costs.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644


    this is another reason why people should buy nothing from there
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • shirley_basso
    shirley_basso Posts: 6,195
    The new purple rapha brevet jersey is the business
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,615

    The new purple rapha brevet jersey is the business

    I’m curious why if you don’t mind elaborating.

    Have heard more people rave about them. Not obvious why.
  • shirley_basso
    shirley_basso Posts: 6,195
    edited March 2021
    As a jersey, being totally honest it's nothing particularly special vs any other sportswool top.

    In my view it just looks ace, and I am a massive poser. And I like the reflective details.
  • darrell1967
    darrell1967 Posts: 470
    MattFalle said:



    this is another reason why people should buy nothing from there

    Why?
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,614

    As a jersey, being totally honest it's nothing particularly special vs any other sportswool top.

    In my view it just looks ace, and I am a massive poser. And I like the reflective details.

    Just had a look. I agree with you.
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,579
    edited March 2021
    MattFalle said:



    this is another reason why people should buy nothing from there

    I bought some of their shorts when they were 50% off - it's just rebadged Castelli material and pads at the end of the day.



    I wouldn't be put off from using La Passione - this is from their website:

    BREXIT NO CHANGES FOR OUR BRITISH COMMUNITY
    Starting from January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom is officially no longer part of the European Union; this has had some consequences throughout the shipping sector.
    The first weeks of 2021 have been challenging, besides being a transition period. We have worked hard to not lose the special relationship with our dearest British community ensuring that the changes brought about by Brexit would not compromise the mutual relationship.
    All our efforts were paid off and our commitment has led to the desired results. We are delighted to announce that starting from February 4, 2021, you will be able to continue shopping on our website at the same terms you were used to and therefore at no additional costs.

    Thanks had missed that - that does bode well, but I still wonder what happens when you send stuff back, or perhaps they have a UK address now, I know there was talk of that a while back I think.
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  • amrushton
    amrushton Posts: 1,253
    purple long sleeve core jersey/rapha is nice
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited March 2021

    MattFalle said:



    this is another reason why people should buy nothing from there

    Why?
    because its insulting to the intelligence and insulting to ypu as a person.

    don't bullshine me if you want my money.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    daniel_b said:

    In no particular order I would have a gander at:
    Ale
    Isadore (as mentioned above)
    Dotout
    Rapha
    Lusso
    Torm

    I would also say La Passione, but I think you'll get hit with all those joyous import charges and admin fees now and you can likely foresee what that means for complicated returns, plus most of their gear seems to be emblazoned with "Worth the effort" 🙄🤯🤬

    When you say 'decent name' I've assumed you mean quality rather than 'brand position' or some other rank marketing term.

    I wouldn't be put off from using La Passione - this is from their website:

    BREXIT NO CHANGES FOR OUR BRITISH COMMUNITY
    Starting from January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom is officially no longer part of the European Union; this has had some consequences throughout the shipping sector.
    The first weeks of 2021 have been challenging, besides being a transition period. We have worked hard to not lose the special relationship with our dearest British community ensuring that the changes brought about by Brexit would not compromise the mutual relationship.
    All our efforts were paid off and our commitment has led to the desired results. We are delighted to announce that starting from February 4, 2021, you will be able to continue shopping on our website at the same terms you were used to and therefore at no additional costs.
    whats dopey millar's prices like normal retail compared to castelli?
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • I'd also consider the Le Col Pro long sleeve jersey too..... "if", they have stock of your size, and "if", you can find a kindly person with a £50 off voucher. That would bring a very good jersey down from £135 to £85

    https://lecol.cc/products/pro-long-sleeve-jersey?variant=30329843679295

  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Its Yanto Barker.

    Avoid.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • flasher
    flasher Posts: 1,734
    MattFalle said:

    Its Yanto Barker.

    Avoid.

    Why?

    Some of the designs are nice and the quality excellent.

    No ones mentioned Giordana, which I think are excellent.
  • me-109
    me-109 Posts: 1,915
    Another shout here for Le Col. Not tried their jerseys but shorts are nice and sizes are realistic, which helps.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    flasher said:

    MattFalle said:

    Its Yanto Barker.

    Avoid.

    Why?

    Some of the designs are nice and the quality excellent.

    No ones mentioned Giordana, which I think are excellent.
    because he's a patronising nob selling exactly the same stuff as everyone else at far too much so no reason to go to him.

    if you want my money don't patronise/give me BS
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • shirley_basso
    shirley_basso Posts: 6,195
    In fairness to MF janto banker is generally understood to be an utter bell end
  • flasher
    flasher Posts: 1,734
    I guess that's a reason for some, but as YB isn't a mate of mine I have no idea if he's ok or not, however I don't buy stuff on the basis of whether the CEO/owner/front man's a 'bell end' or not!

    Generally I buy on quality, design and price all of which Le Col get a thumbs up.