Pearl Izumi was founded in 1950 in Tokyo by a father who wanted to produce cycling apparel for his son - a promising racer. After a number of years with a US team at the helm, Pearl Izumi has now returned to Japan, as part of the Shimano brand.
Slipstream/Chipotle Jersey Despite this being a 2008 jersey, the argyle pattern
pattern is still in evidence on the current 2013 team jersey!
USPS 1999 Jersey USPS was in the professional peloton for the 1996 - 2004 seasons, but I feel this 1999 version of the team jersey by Pearlizumi is the very best.