Part of the little collection dedicated to the 1972 Munich Olympic podium, the jersey of the Australian national team, along with the Dutch and Spanish team, tells a story of style and sadness. During the games infamously marred by terrible terrorist attacks, the representatives of three nationals considered outsiders won the gold medal, (Netherlands), silver (Australia) and bronze respectively (Spain, then disqualified), practically wearing meshes with a graphic pattern, albeit of different colors. It’s the triumph of the colorblock style.
It’s impossible to forget the immortal Sefton’s legendary push for silver in the road race at the 1972 summer games in Munich. While not many can dream of a medal to match Clyde’s, you can honor the Aussie with De Marchi’s 1972 Australia Men’s Cycling Jersey, which mirrors Sefton’s medal-winning kit incorporating some modern touches to create the perfect contemporary throwback.
Wool fell out of fashion for years, but its moisture-wicking, breathable, and temperature-regulating properties can exceed anything offered by synthetics. De Marchi wove the Australia from a blend of merino wool and acrylic to keep you dry and comfortable on course or during leisurely cruises.
In addition to the classic fabric and retro styling, De Marchi’s Australia jersey has genuine mother of pearl buttons on the three rear pockets, which is something Sefton probably never had. A short zipper through the round neck provides the possibility for extra ventilation, and the elastic knit at the sleeves keeps them in place when you’re on the road.
- Merino wool
- Vintage zip
- Three back pockets
- Cornely-type embroidery
- Made by hand in Italy