|I took the green and white Mercian for the ride today.|
|Here's what I ended up wearing today. An extra-thick (and surprisingly soft) wool jersey from Castelli.|
|I enjoy the little scorpion patch on the shoulder of the Castelli jersey, and the extra tag on the zipper pull. Such a great look.|
|I also have this green long-sleeve jersey from Castelli. It's not quite as thick as the yellow one above, but has awesome style wth the asymmetric stripes.|
|I love the look of this Giordana long-sleeve wool jersey with the Cinelli logo embroidered into it.|
|For even colder weather, I have this Giordana-made wool sweater. It has the same chain-stitch embroidery Cinelli logo as the one above.|
|Among my short-sleeved wool, I have this Woolistic Cinzano jersey with the embroidered logo. Great looking and incredibly soft wool. Breaking Away, anyone?|
|Traditional blue and yellow. Unknown brand, unknown vintage, but probably early '80s. A little on the scratchy side - and like most old jerseys like this, the zipper is really short. Great look, though.|
|Classic-looking red and black. Unknown brand or vintage.|
|Unknown brand or vintage. Fairly soft, though.|
|Nice-looking red and blue. Labelled "Torelli" and made with 80% wool, 20% acrylic.|
I have a few other old jerseys that I have really enjoyed over the years, but unfortunately got some small holes in them. Must have been moths, dangit. I've packed them away hoping that I might be able to get them repaired sometime. Since that discovery, I've come up with a better way to store my wool jerseys. Now I fold them up neatly and slip them into gallon-sized ziplock bags. With the short-sleeved and lighter-weight ones I can fit 2 per bag. The heavier ones only fit 1 per bag. Slip them in, squeeze most of the air out, then zip them closed, and they don't take up a bunch of space. I'm sure they should be safer that way.
Not much else to say - wherever you are, I hope you're able to enjoy the fall weather on a bike.