Castelli clothing: Range, details, pricing and specifications

Castelli Clothing
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Castelli's origins stretch back to 1876 in a small shop in Milan founded by Vittore Gianni, a tailor who made clothes for the dignitaries, local businessmen, the Milan Ballet, AC Milan and Juventus. 

Gianni made the jump into cycling clothing kitting out Alfredo Binda, who would later go on to win the Giro d'Italia on five occasions. Armando Castelli joined the company in 1935 and later purchased the company from Gianni in 1939, making more headway into cycling clothing and supplying wool jerseys and shorts to the likes of Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali. In 1978, Castelli's son Maurizio, after working for his father, broke off to form the brand we know today.  

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