Founded in 2014, Victory Chimp began life as the creative outlet of Northern Irish freelance designer, illustrator and bike rider, Ryan O’Reilly and the company are based at the foot of the Sperrin Mountains, Northern Ireland.
When not busy at his desk, Ryan would either be scribbling down his own ideas or riding around the country on his bike. When the latter started exerting an overwhelming influence on the former, Victory Chimp was born. One crash and several weeks away from both bike and computer later, Ryan had plotted a course through the (mostly imagined) intersections of art, cycling, fashion and the great apes.
The brand has now launched the new APE collection, because according to the team at Victory Chimp: “sometimes a chimp has to stop ignoring that the greatest ever cycling jersey, and name of the world’s most famous grout manufacturer, reads ‘APE’ in the middle.”
Comprising jersey, cap, buff and socks, the kit is available now for pre-order in Men’s and Women’s specific cuts, as individual pieces, or as a full bundle. Pre-orders close on 21 May, for delivery in time for a psychedelic, banana-filled summer.