Menu

Model wears a size Large

La Vie Claire/Wonder/Radar Retro Jersey - Short Sleeve

Bernard Hinault, Greg LeMond, Andrew Hampsten, Steve Bauer

Availability: In stock

£55.00
A stunning replica of the 1985 Piet Mondrian-inspired jersey in modern fabrics.
£55.00

* Required Fields

Product Description

The La Vie Claire team colours were based on the iconic artwork of Piet Mondrian, giving them a unique appearance in the peloton during the 80s.

Made in Italy, Santini have lovingly reproduced the 1985 version of this iconic jersey in modern fabrics for all to enjoy.

For those of you with an eye for detail, this extract is from Hinault`s biography 'Memories of the Peloton' (now out of print), which explains the background to the jersey design.

'We wanted it to be very distinctive and commissioned a designer from Benetton. The first idea was an all-black strip like the New Zealand rugby union team. We discarded is because we`d have baked under the hot sun of the Tour de France.

Then she came up with the idea of a jersey like a Mondrian picture, bright colours like yellow and red in a geometric pattern of differently sized rectangles. This was something of a revolution, which was just what we wanted. It was a symbol of our intention to stand out from the other teams and to brighten up the peloton.'


In a recent article on cyclingnews.com, Pietro Santini confessed that the La Vie Claire jersey was his all time favourite jersey design; 'That jersey was groundbreaking in terms of design and construction. Back then every jersey was plain with just a bit of embroidery on the sleeves and neck. The Mondrian design totally changed that so that each jersey was like a work of art. It totally transformed the way in which we made jerseys.'

Features

  • Microsense Fabric by SITIP
  • 14cm Front Zip
  • Great Retro Look!
  • Three Rear Pockets
  • Made in Italy
  • Exclusive to Prendas!

Returns Info

Don't like the colour, size or shape? No problem, just send the items back in original condition (ie un-used) with original packaging up to 30 days later.

If you would like an exchange or a refund, you can easily print a returns form off and then post us your returned item(s). Our Returns, Exchanges and Refunds page has for full details of what you need to do.

What our customers are saying

 

Size Guide

This size guide is here to help you get the right size Santini jersey to fit correctly.

"Harry" the mannequin (which the vast majority of our product photographs are taken on and is then subsequently removed in Photoshop!) wears a size Large and measures: chest 39"/ 99cm, height 6`0"/ 183cm.

Size XXS XS S M L XL XXL 3XL 4XL 5XL 6XL 7XL 8XL
Chest Size Up to 32in 32-34in 34-36in 36-38in 38-40in 40-42in 42-44in 44-46in 46-48in 48-50in 50-52in 52-54in 53-55in

Enlarge size guide >

Product's Review

Add a Review
  1. Review Review by dag, Norway
    Rating

    I bought this a couple of years back and I truly love it. The quality is excellent and I love the design. A true favourite! (Posted on 05/10/2014)

  2. Review Review by Paul
    Rating

    This is the 2nd La Vie Claire cycling jersey ordered in 2 years. I just love the lightweight fabric, the short zipper wich gives a cool vintage look and above all, the Piet Mondrian's design. God I love to know that I am the only one in my part of Canada wearing one. The funny part is that some female coworkers thought I was wearing some kind of "L'Oreal de Paris" jersey (same type of logo I discovered...) and eager to get one too! (Posted on 19/08/2014)

  3. Review Review by Gilles
    Rating

    Excellent quality and most of all perfect fit. Maybe two potential improvements: a slightly longer zip (I know, not vintage-correct...) and a silicone gripper at the hem would be great. I'm also kicking myself for ordering just one pair of your Prendas coolmax socks and not taking advantage of the 4 for £20 offer (my fault for wanting to try them out first) - perfect cuff length and they feel like they're not there, which is the best compliment for socks. (Posted on 02/04/2014)


Place order in the next hours minutes seconds

Standard UK delivery is free of charge. Royal Mail deliver within 1-5 working days. Express delivery options also available.

International delivery varies depending on your location. All delivery charges are available to view in your cart.

×

Write a Review

Write a review about the La Vie Claire/Wonder/Radar Retro Jersey - Short Sleeve by completing the form below. Please complete all fields marked with an *

×
Picture showing where you need to measure your jerseys to determine what size you will need.

Chest
Lay the garment flat and measure between the lowest point of the arm seams.

Front
The length at the centre, from the top of the collar to the bottom of the hem.

Back
The length at the centre back, from the top of the collar to the bottom of the hem.

Sleeve Length
Measure from the bottom of the collar to the end of the sleeve.
This size guide is here to help you get the right size Santini cycle jersey to fit correctly.

The following size chart is here to help you decide what is the best size. Prendas Ciclismo have individually specified and measured each garment size. Compare these product measurements to a similar garment you already own, taking all measurements from the outside, with the garment lying flat.

"Harry" the mannequin (which the vast majority of our product photographs are taken on) wears a size Large and measures: chest 39"/ 99cm, height 6`0"/ 183cm.

SizeChest
FrontBackSleeve
XXS - - - -
XS 45cm 52cm 65cm 36cm
S 48cm 55cm 68cm 37cm
M 49cm 57cm 71cm 37cm
L 52cm 61cm 74cm 39cm
XL 54cm 62cm 76cm 41cm
XXL 56cm 63cm 78cm 42cm
3XL 58cm 64cm 80cm 43cm
4XL 60cm 64cm 80cm 44cm
5XL 62cm 65cm 82cm 46cm
6XL 64cm 64cm 82cm 46cm
7XL 66cm 64cm 83cm 46cm
8XL 67.5cm 64cm 83cm 46cm

My Favourites (0)

Browse and add your favourite items by clicking on the icon.