You’d be hard-pressed to find a cyclist anywhere who doesn’t view Breaking Away as America’s greatest cycling cult classic. And, who could forget the climatic scene of the Little 500 race, where cycling demonstrated its ability to nullify social stratification.
Thanks to the apparel brand, Thousand, the Little 500 has been reprised in the form of a bespoke sweatshirt, that uses fine detail and craftsmanship to retell the epic story.
“I’ve always been fascinated by cycling culture and its heritage—because it’s still so relevant today,” says Gloria Hwang, co-founder of Thousand. “We wanted to introduce a product that had our DNA while giving a hat tip to the past,” she adds. The two sweatshirts combine vintage design cues with modern performance and plenty of style.”
The modest graphics that make up The Little Five Sweatshirt and Club Pennant Sweatshirt, underscore the humble nature of the Cutters, that small group of “locals” who ultimately dethroned their collegiate rivals who possessed more ability and greater resources, by virtue of their sheer will-power and determination to win.
Proudly made in Los Angeles, the sweatshirts features modern touches, such as a smartphone pocket, raglan sleeves for extra mobility, modern moisture wicking fabrics for more comfort and reflective materials for added safety.
Perhaps the best part is, the price is modest as well at $78.
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