Reynolds was conceived in 1895 when steel nail manufacturer John Reynolds decided to try his hand at making steel tubing for professional racing bikes.
In 1935, the introduction of 531 tubing revolutionised frame manufacturing. The numbers correlate to the ratio of the main elements added to make the steel alloy tubes ( which are manganese, carbon and molybdenum, in case you were curious).
Now, having swapped nails for tubing, they’ve tried their hands at making clobber. And we must say the results are pretty impressive; cycling-inspired track tops, polos and t-shirts that wouldn’t look out of place duking it out in the Tour De France, or lounging about watching daytime TV.