Way back in 1882, the Le Coq Sportif factory was up and running making hosiery, but it wasn’t until 1930 that they decided to launch their first cycling jersey. Its goes without saying that 84 years later, Le Coq Sportif are no beginners in making top quality, stunning apparel that stands out from the crowd. They’ve been making a name for themselves in the Tour de France since 1951, by adding some iconic legends to their name.
A little bit of English design for the French brand
This year, Le Coq Sportif have done a stunning job and tied their designs in with the start of the tour by using the Yorkshire rose and the Leeds Owl featuring on some of the tops and jerseys.
We all hope or think we look good on a bike… but what about when you get off it, and want to carry on those stylish good looks? Le Coq Sportif have found the answer. From casual tees to smart and stylish polo shirts, you can’t go far wrong with any of these items, check out these below:
The design is sleek and tasteful and unlike most ‘off-the-bike’ apparel it is not too ‘loud’ and ‘in your face.’ The subtle branding gives it a nice finishing touch and the pricing is hard to beat starting from £14.99. They don’t stop at tees and jackets, however, Le Coq have brought out a fantastic bag.
Staff Pick: The Le Coq Sportif Tour de France Messenger Bag.
The Le Coq Sportif Tour de France Messenger Bag would make a great collector’s item, whilst also being extremely practical. Featuring an expandable insert and a padded laptop compartment, the bag has two smaller pockets under the flap and interior and exterior zipped pockets. With an adjustable shoulder strap for easy transportation, the bag is adorned with a Tour de France graphic and a rooster logo and comes in two colours, black and yellow. If loud and bright is your ‘bag’ then look no further.
The Le Coq Sportif range is compact but ticks all the boxes, and offers exactly what you need without overwhelming you with choice.
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