[CR] l950's fashion in professional jerseys

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Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 13:08:54 -0600
From: "Chris Kvale" <chriskvalecycles@gmail.com>
To: CR List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] l950's fashion in professional jerseys

Dear CR people and historians--

Does anyone have any knowledge about the fashion of shirt-type collars on the jerseys of the professional (and I presume amateur) racers? Very popular in the forties and still appearing in the early fifties, but sometime in the mid- to late-fifties seemed to have disappeared completely. Did Coppi appear one spring with a cuff-type neck, and therefore everyone else switched? Or did the Italian jersey makers figure out how to make a nice cuff neck and its adoption become obvious?

If this question is interesting and appropriate for the list, I have a couple of others which can't be answered by the record books.

Chris Kvale
Minneapolis, MN USA