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1957 marked Gilera’s last season in Motorcycle Grand Prix racing. They ended on a high, they were completely dominant with five of the top ten riders on Gilleras. Libero Liberati won, Bob McIntyre was 2nd, Geoff Duke was 4th and Bob Brown of Australia and Alfredo Milani were 9th and 10th. Bob McIntyre on this Gilera was the first rider to lap the Isle of Man at more than 100 mph. A stunning speed given the brakes and tyres of the time. At the end of the 1957 season the Italian teams, Gilera, Moto Guzzi, MV Augusta, and Mondial, acting collectively and by mutual agreement withdrew from racing. MV Augusta broke their agreement with the others and returned to racing, going on to dominate for the next 20 years or more. Celebrate a great motorcycle, a great motorcycle manufacturer and a great illustrator, wear our 1957 Gilera t shirt by Peter Hutton.
Peter Hutton has been one of the UK’s leading illustrators since the late 1950’s. His reputation as an illustrator among the community of owners of historic vehicles is such that they are happy to partially disassemble their cars and bikes to allow him to deliver his take on the key components. In his own words. “Although I take some photos I do sit and draw the car, to draw is to understand how components fit together, you see things you cannot see in a photograph, drawing requires total concentration and an image is ingrained in the memory for when pen is put to paper for the final drawing”.
We reproduce Peter’s work at 720dpi in one axis and 1440dpi in the other, in full CMYK colour. The detail on these shirts rewards attention.
These t shirts are unique for being made exclusively for us wholly with fibres ring spun into yarns manufactured exclusively for WeAdmire. These yarns are then knitted into a single jersey fabric suitable for t shirts.
The CoolMax bit exploits the surface tension of water to wick moisture from your skin. It works through micro channels engineered into the profile of the fibre. These channels are physical attributes, they are there for the life of the fibre.
The Fresh FX bit embeds a silver salt in the molecular structure of the fibre that stops the propagation of bacteria which, left unchecked, ultimately cause a sour odour. Because the silver salt is embedded within the fibre it, like the wicking, is similarly permanent; it will not leech out with wear and washing.
These attributes deliver shirts that remain cool and dry almost regardless of what you might do in them and similarly they remain fresh. And the ongoing performance of the fabric is guaranteed. This is important, these shirts will become your favourite items of apparel, you will want to wear your shirts again and again.
These shirts are marvellous to travel with, they stay fresh if you don’t have the chance to wash them, they wash easily when you do have the chance, and they dry super quickly. There is also a very useful side effect to all this: our shirts keep anything you wear on top of them and what you might wear after wearing them fresher too.
The cut and fit and sizing of these shirts is exclusive to us and was specified by Anastasia Vouyouka, a published guru of fit in the fashion industry.
The feel of the very best natural fibre shirts you have experienced with the performance of the fibres that set the benchmarks for wicking and freshness. It is very unlikely you will have experienced this level of technical performance in a decorated t shirt before.