The new silk carré aspen'86 is our tribute to the "Coors Classic", a race held in North America between 1975 and 1988.
The race was considered the fourth biggest stage race on the world cycling calendar after the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta.
From a 3-days of racing in Colorado in the first years, the race grew to 2 weeks with stages across California, Nevada and Colorado, many of them criterium races or time trials like the time-trial hill climb up to San Francisco's famous Telegraph Hill.
At the "Coors Classic" the race leader wore a wonderful red jersey with white diagonal stripes - some years horizontal - with new graphics yearly, inspired by the two main sponsors. What a splendid obsession!
To those graphics and to that fantastic 80s’ design we wanted to dedicate the two silk carrés aspen’86 and aspen’85.The new carré is made of the finest and purest Muslin silk (Mussola di seta) an old luxurious silk yarn, warped, woven, milled and silkscreen-printed in Como, using the old traditional technique «stampa a quadro alla comasca».