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Emilio De Marchi has been producing high quality cycling clothing since 1946. Shortly after the end of World War II, his passion for cycling translated into what is now considered the oldest cycling clothing company in the world. De Marchi makes everything from technical clothing to lifestyle pieces such as the one pictured above. A lot of it has a certain retro feel that is instantly appealing to those steeped in cycling tradition. The Tradition Polo is sewn in Italy from Italian materials. The quality is evident in the stitching and mother of pearl buttons. The slim fit makes this piece a pleasure to wear, and the three rear pockets give it a distinct cycling appearance. The De Marchi website has a treasure trove of clothing worth looking through, and one day, I’d love to show my affinity for all things Swiss, and get the 1954 Koblet vintage cycling jersey. Also, be sure to have a look at the blog as well as the history of the company. It is all fun reading.