Crafted in Italy from 100% Superfine merino wool on 7-gauge, old-school looms, the Criterium Track Jacket has been in production here at De Marchi since day one. Back in the day it was the only conceivable lifestyle piece and it was worn on any pre and after race situation. Originally only available to pro teams for budget reasons, eventually it became a standard also through amateurs.
Slightly more comfortable than the original to comfortably accommodate either a jersey or short underneath, the Criterium is thick and warm and features the hallmark Emilio De Marchi chain-stitched signature on the chest, striped ribbed hem, collar and cuffs, a fully-divisible, 2-way, brushed brass zipper and a commemorative woven label.
Another De Marchi original product from our historic archive, the “D.S.” (Directeur Sportif) pullover is a great alternative to traditional knits or sweaters and it is equally at ease on the bike and in the office. Crafted from special 100% pure new Merino Extra-fine wool on 18-gauge old-school machines, this incredibly lightweight pullover feels great on the skin thank to built-in, itch-free technology. Inspired by wool sweaters worn after race from the Fifties through the late Seventies, the D.S. is a luxurious top that bridges the gap between cycling and fashion, a timeless design available in charcoal and midnight blue to remain a true classic.