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Classic Cycling Apparel by Henri 1865

Bike gear inspired by the "godfather of cycling" Henri Desgrange

by Graham Hiemstra in Style on 31 July 2014

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Henri Desgrange was a celebrated sports journalist, decorated cyclist and the first organizer of the Tour de France. He is known to many as the godfather of urban cycling and is, in fact, a defining source of inspiration for Henri 1865, a young cycling-minded clothing brand that takes its name from the famous Frenchman and his birth year. Avoiding lycra in favor of cotton and natural blends, Melbourne, Australia-based Henri 1865 offers apparel for the urban cyclist looking to slip from saddle to office chair, without the need of an attire adjustment.

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Blending a refined vintage aesthetic with a sleek degree of modernism, the brand's current collection boasts more than a handful of standouts. The classic striped polo exudes traditional cycling style, while the Racer Fit Trouser offers something more for everyday use with reflective detailing and a slim fit. For more information and purchases, visit Henri 1865 online, where garments sell for between $59 and $459 AUD.

Images courtesy of Henri 1865

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