Cafe du cycliste
Mon dieu! – or words to that effect – is probably what most people will say when their eyeballs spot the rather high price tag. €115 for a short sleeved cycling jersey puts it on the shelf beside other luxury cycling brands such as Rapha, and the price is comparable to their lightweight jersey or any top from Assos.
This lightweight jersey from Cafe du Cycliste certainly looks very French with its horizontal stripes even if it is made in Romania.
Ou la la, this smart short sleeved Simone jersey from French bicycle outfitter Cafe du Cycliste looks sophisticated. But the down side of looking good, using quality fabric like the perforated lightweight merino wool, and small production quantity is you are going to have to pay for it.
If onions don't make your eyes water then maybe the 130 euro price tag might. Sacré bleu! Ok, you need to enjoy your threads to spend so much on a short sleeved jersey, if you are the person who wears Aldi's finest in public then stop reading now.
The Yolande long sleeved jersey is part of Café du Cycliste's Sur le Bitume series of clothes, aimed at performance road riding but without the pro team styling.
We liked Cafe du Cycliste's casual-yet-technical Henriette jersey when we reviewed it, and we have to say that the Cte d'Azur company's Josephine bibshort is pretty top notch too.
New fave jersey alert! Here, ladies and gents, we have a lovely specimen, a retro-styled road jersey from new-this-year French company Café du Cycliste.
The brand started life in an actual caf, holed up in the hills - proto-Alps more like - behind Cannes. Now, it's based in Nice, where the philosophy remains the same: creating elegant and retro, yet roadworthy clothing.