Favor Cycles & Motos de la Belle Mécanique 1898 Vintage Men’s T-Shirt




Established in 1898 in Clermont-Ferrand, France, Favor became known for making premium bicycles that became popular with cycle racing enthusiasts. Like many bicycle manufacturers, Favor looked towards transitioning to motorcycles, and in 1921, their first motorcycle, a 125cc two-stroke, went into production. The company built midrange two-strokes, single cylinder four-stroke SV, and OHV models with engines from JAP and Blackburne. After the Second World War they began using engines from AMC, Aubier-Dunne, Benelli, Alter, Ydral and others. Due to the turmoil experienced throughout the European motorcycle industry in the late ’50s as a result of the boom in small car sales, Favor ceased manufacturing motorcycles. Mopeds and motorized bicycles, along with cycles, remained in production. That same year, they became French champion in the 50cc and 100cc classes. Benelli came into the picture in 1960, with Favor selling their Favor-Benelli range of rebadged Italian 50s. All sales of motorized two-wheelers finally ceased in 1971, and the firm was shuttered in 1977.


Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium Bella+Canvas 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you’ve dreamed of and more – it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women.

  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton*
  • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
  • 30 single
  • Tear-away label
  • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
  • Side-seamed
  • Retail fit
  • Runs true to size


Not sure what size is your best fit? We recommend taking one of your current t-shirts, laying it flat and measuring it. The measurements in the chart below are taken with the shirt laying on a flat surface. To get the length, measure from the high shoulder point down to the bottom of the shirt. To get the width, measure approximately 1-inch below the armhole, across the chest, from seam to seam. While our tees are all made using premium, pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton, there can be some shrinkage depending on your personal wash and dry cycles. With that said, if you’re on the fence, we always suggest going up a size.

Width 18 20 22.01 24.02 25.99 28
Length 28 29.02 30 31.03 32.01 33
Sleeves 8.9 9.18 9.45 9.73 10 10.4

All sizes are provided in inches!

*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.

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