The New Yorker Women's Blossoms Jersey Review

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05/11/2010| 0 comments
by Bobbie Schauer
The New Yorker Women's Blossoms Cycling Jersey review.
The New Yorker Women's Blossoms Cycling Jersey review.

The New Yorker Women's Blossoms Jersey Review

The Retro Image Apparel Company has been making a name for themselves by producing jerseys with fabulous works of art. If you want to get noticed, I recommend taking a look at their website and browsing their selection of colorful and memorable graphic art jerseys, ranging from images portraying Dr. Suess's Green Eggs and Ham to Black Cat Fireworks to Betty Boop to various microbrews.

The Retro Image Apparel Company has been making a name for themselves by producing jerseys with fabulous works of art. If you want to get noticed, I recommend taking a look at their website  www.retroimageapparel.com to browse their selection of colorful and memorable graphic art jerseys, ranging from images portraying Dr. Suess's Green Eggs and Ham to Black Cat Fireworks to Betty Boop to various microbrews.

I was privileged to review their New Yorker "Blossoms" jersey.  This jersey features an image created by the Spanish artist Ana Juan that was featured on the cover of the March 10, 2008 issue of the New Yorker. Ana Juan has been contributing cover art to the New Yorker since 1995. This particular image stands out as perfect for a female jersey, depicting an image that is both delicate and strong, with surrounding jersey colors that are feminine and bold.  

The jersey features Polyester Dri-Sport fabric, providing excelling moisture wicking in a lightweight material with an antimicrobial finish that resists both germs and odors. The front of the jersey has a hidden zipper that unzips to three-quarters length. The back provides three easy to reach pockets, perfect for your necessities. It is very functional. While riding, I noted that it breathed well but definitely provided warmth protection from the wind when zooming downhill. I have washed it multiple times and the colors and material have held well. One improvement I would recommend would be to reinforce the rear pocket stitching for the top of one of my pockets is opening slightly. Also of note, Retro Image jerseys run small, so order one size larger.

Truly the most noticed feature of this jersey is the vibrant artwork. Each time I have worn it, I have received many comments about the beautiful design and the vibrant colors on the jersey. It is no wonder that with such eye catching jerseys, the Retro Image Apparel Company has recognized as the "Jersey of the Month" for multiple issues of Bicycling Magazine. From the response by my riding colleagues regarding the New Yorker "Blossoms" jersey, I believe they will be featured in many more issues to come.

The Retro Image Apparel Company also makes a men's New Yorker jersey. This jersey features the American artist, Theodore Haupt, whose art deco style was very popular in the 1920s and 30s. His featured cover for the March 9, 1929 issue that sold for 15 cents depicts this aesthetic in a masculine, action packed bicycle race.  

I'm glad Retro Image provides cyclists an opportunity to wear something out of the ordinary yet maintain all the function of a "working" jersey.

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