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Shopping from 1939 – Ideal Cycling Wear

Posted on: March 26th, 2014 by Lesli Larson

If you’re a cyclist you’re going to wish you could mail order from this vintage, Alex catalog for “ideal cycling wear.”  Check out the fancy, shawl collar pullovers, pure new wool scarves, Lacoste collar shirts and doeskin gloves.  Was 1939 the last year you could buy stylish, non technical  cycling garb that still resembled everyday clothing?  Thanks to my flickr pal Hudsonic for sourcing and scanning the original Alex catalog in the UK.





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  1. ptmalloy on

    I like the scarves, but will wear one on the bike only if I get a pair of desert goggles to go with it.

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