The provenance of this track top lies in the wording embossed on the back of the jacket. The Empire Stores Cycle Marathon was an incredible 260 mile cycle race from London to Bradford in 1979 where the organiser, Empire Stores were based. More about it's remarkable winner at cyclinglegends.co.uk and in the meantime I will tell you more about the fantastic trackie top that has survived the ensuing decades.
It is a bright red, Fred Perry with two white stripes running the length of each raglan sleeve to the neck edge. The funnel neck still holds its elasticity as does the waistband and cuffs. The Fred Perry wreath logo in white sits on the left chest and a white zipper completes this simple but classic late seventies design. The aforementioned lettering is in embossed white flock and completely intact.
The top has washed up beautifully and appears to have had very little wear.
A must for the cycling enthusiast combining vintage style with cycling history.
Underarm to underarm 22" / 56cm approx 42" / 110cm chest
Shoulder to shoulder 16.5" / 42cm
Shoulder to cuff 24" / 61cm
Underarm 21.5" / 57cm
Zipper length 28" / 71cm
Back of neck to hem 26.5" / 67.5cm
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