Review: Après Vélo Casual Apparel
Part of that culture is the clothes you wear, the coffee you drink and the places you visit. Après Vélo is all about the first of these; providing cycling casual wear that identifies and shows you as a cyclist in a cool and comfortable way.
The Australian brand produces a wide range of casual tees, as well as hoodies and some select riding apparel. All of the range has a classic and unique style; kit that will make you stand out, whilst also being comfortable and well made.
In this review I take a look at the Le Tournesol tee: a new top that is made to commemorate this year's version of Le Tour.
The tee features a collage of the roads that the riders face on this year's edition of the race; cobbled roads, fields of sunflowers, picturesque mountain roads and of course the finale on the Champs-Élysées. The route of this year's edition has caused a lot of discussion and certainly a lot of excitement, I think this tee is just what you need to commemorate the iconic route.
As with a lot of kit, it is the little details and high quality that usually win products over for me. The Le Tournesol tee certainly has some cool details; the La Grande Boucle (the French name for sunflowers and the nickname for the yellow jersey) features through a neat badge on the sleeve. The fabric is a 100% cotton, with a stonewashed finish, to make it look like a "classic" tee. Even the V-neck is a unique style, which adds a touch of class to this top.
In terms of fit, I opted for a size small (I'm a 37 inch chest), and the fit is really good; with a tailored cycling style cut.
The tee is washing well too, and continues to look great.
From the classy packaging to the neat looks, this is a top that will be worn well after Le Tour I think, and sets a really good impression of the Après Vélo brand.
Check out their range at AprèsVélo.com