Anyone who has heard speak of Cycling Clothing needn’t listen for very long before they hear me mention “Etxe Ondo” (pronounced Et-Che-On-Doe). Etxe Ondo is a Clothing Brand from The Basque Country, and produces what I consider the finest clothing in the business.
I admit that since becoming a buyer, I have become picky. I like good materials that last, and are comfortable: fabrics that lay well against the body, and are also technically superior. I insist on seams that are flatlocked, because my skin is sensitive and can chaff from simple overlock seams. Enter Etxe Ondo. If you ever have the opportunity to look at one of these garments (and you’re as picky as I), you will be in heaven. Just turn the garment inside out and you’ll see the quality in cut, design and stitching. The quality of the fabrics is apparent in the feel and look.
The Bremen Jersey
The Bremen Jersey is a Basic Jersey; the cut is classic and refined. The Meryl fabric is the perfect choice for comfort and style. When I first tried it on, I was so impressed with the cut of the jersey (Etxe Ondo makes sure that your garment will fit properly while riding) but I was curious about how the thicker Meryl fabric would perform in Southern California. Wouldn’t it be too hot? Well, no. It is a perfect jersey for all but the hottest days here (and I own the black jersey). In fact, for me, my Bremen is “THE” jersey – you know, the one I always want to grab for, because it’s so comfortable.
But the shocker for me had to be my husband’s reaction to this jersey. My husband is not a roadie, and he’s definitely NOT into KIT, or outfits that make you look like a cyclist. He has seen me in well over a hundred jerseys, and his opinion, when I ask him is always the same:
“Honey, what do you think of this jersey? How does it look?”
“Um, ah, um, like a jersey?”
Until he saw the Bremen on me. Then his reaction was:
“That’s a jersey? That’s HAWT!!!
That’s why I sell this Jersey in the Boutique.