The new heritage range, the ideal Christmas present for any motor racing fan!
The Suixtil range of clothing is now available to buy on-line through the Stirling Moss website shop. The Suixtil brand dates back to the late 1940's when their race wear, casual and paddock clothing was worn by the top flight of motor sport including Stirling, Fangio, Kling, Behra, Collins and many other famous drivers from around the world, throughout the 1950's and 60's.
Suixtil continue to make a superb collection of period race and paddock clothing, rich in detail and made from the finest materials. The range provides an authentic look, ideal for historic rallies and events, such as the Goodwood Revival, as well being the perfect gift for owners of classic race and sports cars.
The Heritage range includes the retro styled Race Cap, Grand Prix Race gloves, Cuba Race t-shirt, Rio Polo shirts, Targa long sleeve Polo shirts, Angouleme Race shirt, Brescia Race shirt, Sebring Race Shirt, Monza Cashmere sweaters, Original Race pants, Monaco Bomber jacket and the Silverstone jacket. For further information, detailed images and to purchase any one of these fantastic garments, go to our online store by clicking here
Suixtil grew into a well-known brand in Argentina in the 1940s and ‘50s, founded on its high quality gentlemen's wear, sportshirts and suits, and its constant involvement in international car racing, a sport then as now, full of heroism and glory, that gave the brand its renown and cachet.
In 1948 the Argentinean Automovil Club (ACA) created a national team of race drivers, called the "Armada" (team), to contest the Formula 1 and Formula 2 Championships in Europe. Juan Manuel Fangio, a 35 year old truck driver from Balcarce, was the star of the Escuderia Suixtil driver line-up, which included Argentinean team mates Benedicto Campos in 1949, Jose Froilan Gonzalez in 1950 and Onofre Marimon in 1951.
The Escuderia Suixtil team raced the Maserati 4CLT/48, and later two Ferrari Tipo 166 F2 cars. Fangio also secured a seat in a Simca-Gordini, which saw Escuderia Suixtil team compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1950-51.
Suixtil sponsored the national Argentine team and supplying all the racing outfits, which gave the company title naming rights, hence the "Escuderia Suixtil" name. The specially crafted Suixtil racing uniform consisted of light blue race pants and a yellow or white short sleeve shirt, both proudly sporting the distinctive red Suixtil embroidered name.
As the success and fame of the Escuderia Suixtil grew, so did the popularity of the Suixtil racing outfit and its clothes. Fangio gladly gave away the Suixtil race pants and shirts to other Formula 1 drivers and friends, including Stirling. The Suixtil race gear became the "must-have" outfit for any race driver in Europe and the Americas. It was the very first generation of professional race gear.