17 December 2010

Heritage Research Fausto Coppi jacket.

Just taken delivery of this excellent 'Fausto Coppi' jacket from master craftsmen Heritage Research a modern replica of one of the training jackets used during the early 1950's. Made from British Millerain waxed cotton in the superb shade of Apple green, a long length, fairly light weight all year rounder. I love the mismatched front pockets. Coming with two chest pockets, large back pockets, side adjusters and a black Nickel RiRi main zipper and their trademark oversized buttons.
Italian Angelo 'Fausto' Coppi born in Castellania 1919, was the dominant international cyclist of the years each side of the second world war. He was an all-round racing cyclist: who specialised in both climbing and sprinting. His successes earned him the title Il Campionissimo, or champion of champions. Winning the Giro d'Italia five times, the Tour de France twice, and the World Championship in 1953.

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