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Where's a good place to buy Wool jerseys online? nm.(12 posts)

Where's a good place to buy Wool jerseys online? nm.PDXSUX
Oct 28, 2002 7:51 PM
nm.
look herecurlybike
Oct 28, 2002 8:17 PM
http://www.vintagevelos.com/index.html
Woolywarm. Also maybe Swobo again soon.PseuZQ
Oct 28, 2002 10:10 PM
The URL is s'posed to be http://www.woolywarm.com but it's not coming up right now. They're being made by Rivendell so you may want to check there as well.

ALSO, I checked Swobo's website and got a "coming soon" message. Did a "whois" and lo and behold the administrative contact was Santa Cruz Bicycles. ad not heard of the Swobo brand being acquired to I thought this was interesting.
I was disappointed in WoolyWarmMe Dot Org
Oct 29, 2002 8:54 AM
I have jerseys by Alessandro, Kucharik and Swobo. I love wool, but the WoolyWarm I ordered from Rivendell did not seem to be of the same quality as the others. The wool is 'itchy' in the way that older and less quality wool sometimes is.

I should say that I am sensitive to wool, and many people may not have the same reaction I did. But if you are sensitive to wool, WoolyWarm would defintely fall behind Kucharik and Alessandro. Too bad, because its unpretentious style and soft colors are appealing.

I emailed Santa Cruz bicycles about the Swobo site. I would love it if Swobo came back!
InterestingRay Sachs
Oct 29, 2002 10:08 AM
I have one wooly warm and like it a lot. I have a few old Swobos and like the fit and feel of the wooly warm more, although I'm not sure how well I'll like those buttons when the weather gets hot again next summer. I've never tried Kucharick or Alessandro - may have to check them out.

-Ray
I could be mistaken...Steve_0
Oct 29, 2002 10:48 AM
but i seem to recall grant specifically mentioned then itchiness of woolywarm, and suggested underlayers.
woolywarm jerseys are not made of merino wool!(nm)zeke
Oct 29, 2002 9:18 PM
Second Woolywarm, but don't believe the sizingSilverback
Oct 29, 2002 8:49 AM
I dunno, maybe I'm fatter than I think I am. But Grant talks a lot about how loose and full-cut they are, and I ordered accordingly, and the XXL is pretty snug. I do prefer a slightly loose fit, but all my other XXL stuff fits fine.
Quality's good, though, and I'll probably order another one when I get a couple of inches off my middle...
boure.com has someStewK
Oct 29, 2002 10:07 AM
Smartwool undershirtsmass_biker
Oct 29, 2002 1:20 PM
Not jerseys per-se, but these long sleeve crew-style shirts make really good base layers (on wicked cold days) and outer layers (on not so cold days). I suppose if you layered it with a standard jersey over it (for pocket functionality), it might work. I have wool jerseys from Swobo, Pearl Izumi (yes, it's old) and others, but the Smartwool undershirts are not itchy at all and extremely understated. Sierra Trading Post had them for $35 at one point. - MB
Branfordbike has a good selection of Kucharikcoonass
Oct 29, 2002 6:57 PM
Summer and Winter jerseys; undershirts and thermals, in Merino Wool and is hand washable...Smartwool items machine washable/dryable.
re: Where's a good place to buy Wool jerseys online? nm.kwikfix
Oct 30, 2002 5:57 AM
Vintagevelo.com has cool assortment of wool jerseys. nm.