Past and present.
Heritage kit like the Etxeondo 1976 Sport Men's Jersey will always have the power to evoke nostalgia for us — think the 100% wool jerseys of old with their non-ironic stripes and now-outdated logos and faded colors. If you've ever tried to ride in dad's vintage jersey from the 70's, however, a few miles of actual riding probably taught you why he was so willing to give the jersey to you in the first place. Progress is a wonderful thing, and as much as we love vintage kit, we have to admit that the apparel industry has made some pretty remarkable strides in recent years. We now have the option to have the best of both worlds with manufacturers like Etxeondo creating kit in the style of yesteryear but with modern construction delivering the same functionality we've become accustomed to.
The 1976 Sport Jersey fits this description perfectly. It pays homage to the founding year of the Basque brand with 1970s style, but is constructed with the brand's thoroughly modern Superdry fabric, a lightweight, breathable synthetic equipped to rapidly draw moisture away from your skin as you sweat on summer rides.
Etxeondo cut the fabric to follow a slim, tailored fit that doesn't sit so close to your skin as to be considered race ready; rather, this jersey begs to be taken out on a weekend ride that ends with a leisurely stop at your favorite coffee shop for an al fresco espresso and pastry. Etxeondo sticks to only adding a few extras to keep the classic jersey understated but functional, gracing it with three roomy rear pockets with reflective accents, slim sleeves that end in wide, smooth arm cuffs, and a full-length zipper for controlling ventilation throughout your ride.