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Gage + Desoto Mur de Huy T-Shirt $0.00
La Fleche Wallonne is unlike any of the other Spring Classics. Why? Because it's only race that detonates so violently in its final moments. No matter how perfectly a rider plays the first 198.7km, his entire day can (and often does) collapse in the final 1.3km on the 128m ascent of the Mur de Huy. It's been the finale of the race since 1983, with an average grade of 9.3%, some sections at 17%, with a 26% kicker in one of the final corners.
The Walloon Rooster is the emblem of Wallonia and the French community of Belgium, and has long served as a symbol of La Fleche Wallonne. This shirt, designed by Gage + Desoto is the type of thing that speaks in code. When you wear it, your friends will scratch their heads, but fellow bike racing fans will give you a subtle nod.
Who (or what) is Gage + Desoto? Just like you and me, they're bike racing nerds. But unlike you and me they have the sort of design nous to be thought of as trendsetters in the hyper-self conscious design scene of Brooklyn. Let's ride their coattails and look fabulous, shall we?
This is an American Apparel Poly-Cotton Short Sleeve Crew Neck shirt. It's 50% polyester and 50% combed cotton. The combed cotton is what gives American Apparel tees their ultra-soft and worn-in feel with a superior drape. It's designed to be slim-fitting and is unisex.
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earned a spot in my starting rotation
Soft fabric, sweet cut and fit, and a fun, subtle design has earned this shirt a spot in my starting rotation. The color and print have withstood a number of washings and still looks bright. American Apparel is now my favorite brand of shirt, and I am glad to see companies like this and Twin Six using them as their shirts. Their fabrics and cuts alone make them stand out, and manufacturing them sweatshop-free right here in Los Angeles puts them over the top.
- Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
Super comfy feel, great fit, and a red rooster make this a go to t-shirt in the pile. And the $12 price tag makes it even sweeter. All this in honor of an epic climb.