Milltag's new series of GB Legends jerseys has touched down this week, but if you want one you'd better be quick they are, say the designer jersey maestros, in short supply.
There are four jerseys in the GB Legends collection referencing four very different riders: Bradley Wiggins - the Wiggo Mk II; Mark Cavendish – Project "Manx Missile" Sir Chris Hoy – The Real McHoy, and Tom Simpson – Tommy.
We featured the Wiggo Mk 1 last year and it was Milltag's biggest success to date, now they've followed it up with the Wiggo Mk II a homage to all things mod in pin striped British racing green the jersey also features visual references to The Who and the Jam.
The Real McHoy jersey designed by RichMitch, who also does the Rouleur t-shirts, features Scottish and British themes with a saltire on one shoulder and a Union Jack on the oher. The flags are repeated on the rear pocket and there's a cartoon likeness of he great man himself… we're guessing the four gold and one silver dotes on the back represents his olympic medal haul.
According to Milltag their Manx Missile top was “Designed, developed, produced and tested on the Isle of Man by Manx Ballistic Systems.”. It's certainly a bold looking affair… some might even say brash. Includes useful instructions for use.
Saving the best to last, (taste is a personal thing, of course), we really like the Tommy jersey which celebrates the acheivments of Tom Simpson - the only rider from the past to figure in the Legends series. The Tommy features the Peugeot checkerboard pattern but in a Rapha Geminiani red, it also features World Championship stripes on the arms and the fateful race number 49 he was wearing when he lost his life on the slopes of the Ventoux during the 1967 Tour.
All the GB Legends jerseys features a wealth of interesting visual details and all are available in sizes ranging from Small through to Extra Large and they all cost £70 – individuality doesn't come cheap. Check out www.milltagcc.com to find out more.
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