In 1972, the Dutchman Kuiper shocked the world by winning the gold medal in the Munich summer games. De Marchi, always one to embrace tradition, created the 1972 Holland Men's Cycling Jersey to honor Kuiper's win and bring a little bit of throwback class to modern roads. Wool was the go to jersey fabric for years, until it was gradually pushed out by cheaper and easier synthetics. Although they're affordable and comfortable, synthetic fibers can never match wool's inherent antimicrobial, moisture managing, and temperature regulating properties, which is one reason De Marchi made the Holland Jersey from a blend of fine gauge merino wool and acrylic fibers. Merino is also naturally antimicrobial, so you'll smell fresh as a Dutch tulip when you stop for a jenever and a stroopwafel. Thoughtful touches set the Holland Jersey apart from the retro pack. The three back pockets close with mother of pearl buttons, and the flag inspired pattern at the sleeves, neck, and torso let everyone know that your cycling affections lie with the land of windmills and Gouda.