De Marchi refers to the Merino Jersey as the DS, claiming that the 'Directeur Sportif used to wear this hybrid jersey. We hope that the DS doesn't wear this jersey anymore because he was fired for keeping it to himself while his team was stuck riding around in Lycra all the time. The Merino Jersey is actually a blend, combining the classically insulating Merino wool with contemporary synthetics for a comfortable, thermo regulating material that can stretch, deform, and return to its original shape. It's got a slim fit, so it doesn't fit like the sack shaped Rudolph sweater your weird uncle got you for Christmas. It also has a utility pocket in the back for enough space to store personal effects on the bike without standing out during everyday use.