[CR]Re: GOOD repro jerseys... maybe?

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Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 07:52:24 -0800 (PST)
From: "Fred Rafael Rednor" <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <6505-456EB3E2-1423@storefull-3274.bay.webtv.net>
Subject: [CR]Re: GOOD repro jerseys... maybe?

Once again, I suggest that if you can accept a retro appearing jersey made from modern fabric, take a look at the stuff from the French outfit Cyles Marcarini:


The jerseys are high quality. Note that the smallest size for the retro jerseys ("Mythiques") is a French size 3. That's the equivalent of an US/UK Medium. (But a _real_ size M; like a Voler "race fit" Medium; not those extra large things that are marked as medium to fool the wearer into thinking he's still as svelte as he was during his youth.) Some of the Regional jerseys (e.g. Normandie, Ile de France) do come in smaller sizes. The largest size for the Mythique jerseys is 7. I have no idea of the Anglophone equivalent for that, beyong the fact that it's way too big for me.

Anyway, they ship overseas, but the transaction is best handled in French, even if it's a rudimentary knowledge of the language. Be aware, though, that if you order the incorrect size, return/exchange is not as simple as it would be in the Anglophone world.
     Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia - USA; where
     we practice our French with the Cameroonian taxi

--- Bob Hanson wrote:

> Since we have been discussing the merits - and failures -
> of certain
> manufacturers and sources of classic jerseys, I thought I
> should add a
> bit of information too.
> I seem to have stumbled onto a couple interesting sources for
> some very
> uncommon vintage Jerseys; one website in France another in
> Germany.
> The later website "Trad-Tex" appears especially promising.
> Check the photos I have posted on the following page (taken
> from those
> websites) to see a couple good examples. Full photos of all
> available
> jerseys are on the actual websites - which I have also linked
> at the
> bottom of my page.
> If any European List Member has had experience buying from
> either
> company, and could perhaps comment in general on the quality,
> or even
> the fabrics used, I'm sure we'd all like to hear your
> impressions. ~ At
> very least, the German examples do look very detailed and
> quite
> impressive, AND, the Marques represented are not generally
> seen or sold
> in the US. Helyett ... Alcyon ...
> http://community-2.webtv.net/stronglight49d/HelyettJerseys/
> Regards,
> Bob Hanson, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
> _______________________________________________

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