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How do you like D'Alessandro Wool Jerseys?(4 posts)

How do you like D'Alessandro Wool Jerseys?Coot72
Apr 4, 2003 6:32 AM
Does anyone own some of these jerseys? They look retro-cool, but I are they itchy?
Comfortable but priceyAFred
Apr 4, 2003 6:57 AM
I bought a long-sleeve jersey to use for late winter/early spring rides. On cold days, I wear a shell on top, on warmer days, I use a coolmax tee underneath. The jersey looks great and feels very smooth and comfortable, but for a $140 bucks its use is limited in the climate in which I live (northeast). It seems that the jersey is only suitable for those rare days when the temperature is in the 60's and there is little wind. Any colder, and I need a shell or tee. Any warmer, and I break out the short-sleeve jersey.

Except for the cuffs which loose their elasticity quickly, the jersey is made with exceptional quality. Nice stitching, good zipper and pockets. The wool blend is extremely comfortable against the skin, and unlike synthetics, it stays odor free and warm even when wet.
I really WANT to like wool, but . . . .Silverback
Apr 4, 2003 9:02 AM
It always sounds good, and I've bought a couple of jerseys (one from Rivendell and one I can't remember) . . . but for me, at least, the suckers ARE itchy. I sort of get used to it after awhile, but a lot of times I'll just put on a T-shirt or something rather than slide those things over my tender skin.
I dunno how much the D'Alessandros cost, but you might check Riv's at They're way retro and very nicely made. If I could only make myself put one on.
re: How do you like D'Alessandro Wool Jerseys?blownpupil
Apr 4, 2003 12:51 PM
I bought one this year...long sleeve. very comfy, not itchy at all. definitely breathes and lets sweat evaporate yet remains dry. most important...DOES NOT SMELL!