Archival News: Jitensha Wool Knickers

Hiroshi of Jitensha studio is now selling a lovely, alpine style wool cycling knicker made by a small shop in Japan. Though I’m not a fan of some of the individual details (pleated front or lower buckle clasps), the overall design looks terrific. They remind me of the cycling knickers originally offered by now-out-of-business, Hebden Cord Co. Ltd. I also like the look of the of the Marresi Storica style cycling shoes (worn by the model) but I’m not sure quite how I would ever go about identifying my size or placing an order. Has anyone tried the knickers or Marresi shoes? If not, place an order and let us know.

2 thoughts on “Archival News: Jitensha Wool Knickers”

  1. This is the response I received:

    Thank you for your email.

    The shipping and handling for the knickers is $10.

    You may place an order by phone or by email.
    Please provide your credit card information as well
    as your billing/shipping address.

    Thank you for your interest.


    natsumi iimura
    jitensha studio
    510.540.6240 (tues-sat. 11-5pm )

  2. Rob–

    Are you going to order a pair? If so, please post some photos to flickr. I might try out a pair in a month–once I hear more about fit and finish.

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