In the Tour de France, the yellow jersey is worn by the raceÕs overall leader. No one has worn this jersey more than Eddy Merckx. In fact, no one has won more professional cycling races than Merckx.
We dedicate this shirt to the superhuman endurance and dedication that it takes for someone like Merckx to compete to the point where, at one point in his career, he was winning the equivalent of a bike race a week for 6 years.
The Merckx is part of our spread collar button-down collection of shirts. This one is a beautiful orange, offset check pattern in honor of Merckx' native Belgium and the yellow jersey he wore so often. It features a distinctive double-top button, spread collar button-down and convertible cuffs.
- H&C spread button-down collar - rakish but casual
- Contrast gussets
- 100% two-ply Egyptian Cotton
- Environmentally safe fabric - with easy care finish for easy ironing
- H&C convertible cuffs
- Single-needle construction
- French placket
Egyptian cotton is a particular variety that is grown in only a few other places. It is renowned as some of the best in the world. It has an extra long staple, which means it has longer fibers, resulting in a silkier, more durable fabric.
Poplin, sometimes called broadcloth, is a plain weave which means the threads alternately cross over and then under each other. This results in a very smooth and durable fabric that has an almost silky hand feel, particularly with higher thread counts. Also, poplins look very crisp when ironed.
Hugh & Crye dress shirts use a sizing system based on body types. They're ready-made fitted shirts, designed for lean and athletically built men.
We make shirts crafted for the height of your torso (short, average, tall) and your overall build (skinny, slim, athletic, or broad). Our shirts aren't made for the masses. They're made for you.
James, above, wears Tall/Slim.
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