Please note: Will be dispatched 17th April
One of the oldest races in cycling, Paris-Roubaix has been the climax of the spring classics season for over a century. Only war has prevented the race from running. As the race restarted following World War One, a journalist following the race saw the riders suffering across the cobbled tracks through a desolate and destroyed northern France and exclaimed ‘This truly is the hell of the North!’.
The nickname stuck and while France was reborn the suffering of the riders remains the same. Roubaix’s brutal charms have not aged. Heaven for the visitor, hell for the losers.
Our Arenberg ’68 range of tees feature our unique chevron pattern inspired by the cobbled pavé of northern France. The Arenberg ’68 logo subtly references the arrow-straight trench road through the Arenberg forest, and the cobblestone trophy that awaits the victor. A Handmade Cyclist hip label in the fresh green of spring completes the look.
The choice of fabric for our t-shirts is part of a long process. First, we touch. Is it the softness and the style we want? Secondly, we feel. Is it nice and comfortable to wear? Thirdly, we pay close attention to detail. Does it have top notch stitching? Finally we look. Is the cut right?
We also analyse, is it sustainable? We only choose fabrics made from sustainable material, such as organic cotton because it uses less energy and less water, resulting in less waste.
The factory your garment is made in is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation and a part of the Fashion Revolution movement (www.fashionrevolution.com). We believe workers deserve to be treated with respect and that we have a responsibility to provide you with goods that are made with thought for the community it was made in. No brainer really.
- 100% Organic ring-spun combed cotton.
- Ethically sourced.
- Hand screen-printed in the UK using waterbased inks which do not contain PVC or phthalates or any other nasty toxic chemicals.
- Taped neck seam.
- HMC Hip label