Posts Tagged ‘matelot’
I first spotted these snappy racing sweaters in Men’s File Magazine. They were made exclusively for Velo Moto by our favorite French knitwear company, Saint James. The sweater is built on the chassis of the Saint James Matelot, a model designed to fit snugly to the body. According to Velo Moto, the racing sweater was popular with cyclists from the 1930s to the 1960s. It remains the perfect style for keeping out wind and damp on moving boats, motorcycles and bicycles. My favorite elements are the sleeve striping, contrasting red placket and rear buttoning pocket. This pocket, a traditional feature of cycling jerseys, translates well for everyday use (to stash house keys, pen and notebook or smart phone).