Shopping From the Past

Shopping from ebay- Greenspot Ventile Jacket

Thanks to my Hedbden Cord hunting pal, Hudsonic, for spotting this Greenspot ventile jacket on UK ebay.  I’ve been searching for an original version of the Bertram Dudley & Son ventile cycling jacket for ages.  For daily use or for cyclo-commuting, I cannot imagine a better design (raglan sleeves, loop pull zipper, functional pocketing).  Modern …

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Archival Jackets: Brooks Criterion

John Boultbee Criterion jacket (via Brooks of England blog) I’m excited to hear about Brooks of England’s project to create tailored cycling clothing under the John Boultbee label. As a daily commuter, I’m always looking for ways to merge my cycling and work clothing. Here’s a short video introduction to the new Boultbee Criterion jacket. …

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Eugene Tweed Ride 1/16/10

by Lesli LarsonOn Saturday, I’ll be joining friends for the third Eugene Tweed ride. Here’s my ride report from the Spring 2009 edition. For novice participants, I’m setting aside a few garments for your Saturday ensemble. Since the forecast calls for rain, I’m suggesting you layer with a Hilltrek ventile cycling jacket in lieu of …

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Archival Bicyclists (8/7/09 Edition)

Jumbo Wells Jackie Clark Norm in the 50s wearing ventile jacket (RDF 1249) Duncan 1959 Beryl Burton Helen Dutrieu, Belgian Cyclist and Flyer England, 1949 Madonna, 1987 Support the stockists: Addendum (of possible interest to AC readers): Vanilla randonee for sale via Serotta Froum (not mine)

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Shopping from the UK: Ventile Jackets

Each Spring, I start taking measurements for a custom order Hilltrek ventile cycling jacket. But by mid-April, the choice of features (single or double ventile?), sizing crises, my austerity matrix (see below) and fear of overseas shipping costs stop me from placing my final order. I always console myself by imagining that I will one …

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