Bicycle Quarterly Jerseys

We’ve been wearing Woolistic’s merino 100% wool jerseys for fourteen years now, since we first ordered these for the Seattle Randonneurs. We appreciate the scratch-free comfort and the wide range of temperatures in which these wool jerseys are comfortable. During long rides, we are glad these jerseys don’t smell like synthetic clothing… They’ve been remarkably durable: I am still wearing the very first jersey I ordered in 2000.
When I designed the Seattle Randonneurs jerseys back then, I tried to find a color that was brightly visible but not garish when we are out on our bikes. The “Italian Champion Blue” with simple white lettering doesn’t clash with most bicycle colors.
We now decided to have Bicycle Quarterly jerseys made along the same lines. They are  made by Woolistic in Italy, and they simply show our logo on the front and the back. Three rear pockets, short zipper, long or short sleeves. Limited quantities.
Click here for more information or to order.

20 Responses to Bicycle Quarterly Jerseys

  1. Greg June 2, 2014 at 4:02 am #

    Great idea! Can you confirm that they are made in Italy, and not China? If so, I’m in!

    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly June 2, 2014 at 5:17 am #

      The label says “Made in EU,” and Alex told me they were made in Italy now. (They used to be made in China, but they brought production back to Italy.)

      • Larry T. June 4, 2014 at 10:18 am #

        Good for them! We considered doing something with Woolistic years ago, but declined when they said production was being sourced in Asia rather than Italy. Nice-looking jersey, hope you sell a ton of ’em! Interestingly enough I was at Nalini in Italy last week and they told me they have hundreds of NOS wool jerseys from back-in-the-day that can not be sold due to current EU label requirements. Lack of records about the source and contents of the zipper, etc. prevent them being sold legally. Sad, eh?

  2. thebvo June 2, 2014 at 6:25 am #

    Any pictures of the back?

  3. EdK June 2, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    i received the email last night and the short sleeve mediums are already out of stock this morning!

    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly June 2, 2014 at 8:00 am #

      Sorry about that. They have proven popular. We’ll try to get more, but the lead time is at least 6 months…

      • EdK June 2, 2014 at 8:04 am #

        Can you make pre-ordering an option for the next batch?
        You obviously underestimated the popularity of your blog and magazine! 😉

        • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly June 2, 2014 at 8:29 am #

          We aren’t set up for pre-orders – we don’t like holding anybody’s money… but the next batch hopefully will be larger and last a while.

  4. Russell Harper June 2, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    Will you order any superlights next time?

    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly June 2, 2014 at 10:06 am #

      Yes, they are already on order. Don’t hold your breath though – see the lead time comment above (minimum of 6 months).

  5. Bill Mullins June 2, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    A Compass logo would be nice

    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly June 2, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

      We thought about adding a Compass logo, like the teams from the 1920s until the 1950s, which had one main sponsor and a smaller one (usually a tire company), but we decided that it would get too busy. So it’s Bicycle Quarterly for now. Plus, that is the “brand” we represent when we are out on our rides.

  6. Olivier V June 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

    Hi Jan, what gloves are you wearing ? I have had giro lx both short and long, pretty comfortable but very fragile. Any recommendation ?
    Don’t know if you have been in Levallois recently but there is a nice Herse crank in Olivier’s shop on one of the shelves.

    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly June 2, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

      In the photo, I am wearing Pearl Izumi gloves. I also bought some gloves at Cycles Alex Singer that work great. The white color gets dirty quickly, but they wash well…

  7. Guy Wailson June 3, 2014 at 7:29 am #

    What size is the model wearing, for comparison?

  8. Christoph June 4, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    Hey Jan,
    Why no size Small? At 5′ 75″ (1.75m) and 154lb (70kg), I’m within the range that was considered average a few years back—in Europe, that is. All my recent production Woolistic jerseys are size Small, and the fit is excellent. Size M is too wide in the shoulders, and probably too long in the front for a person my size.

    • Jan Heine, Editor, Bicycle Quarterly June 4, 2014 at 9:58 am #

      We ordered a bunch, but they were short on wool, so we didn’t get everything we ordered. We’ll offer Small in the future.