1930's Club Sweater
“Smokin’ Joe” Petrali took hairpin turns on dirt tracksand rode motorcycles up hills, sans helmet and with perfectly coiffed hair. He always looked as cool as a cucumber (and a bit like Bogart).
He lost half his lip in a horrifying crash that left him so damaged, death was a foregone conclusion. So, a young doctor was allowed to experiment on him and sew the lip back on. Long story short, Petrali was back on the track less than a year later.
In photographs, you’ll find him wearing a club sweater like this, distinguished by its oversized zip-up collar and contrasting sleeves. For living fast, looking good, and combatting the elements at high speeds.
1930s Club Sweater (No. 6057). 92% cotton, 8% nylon pullover quarter-zip sweater that’s unexpectedly dashing with the collar turned down and expectedly statement-making with it zipped up (your neck is thoroughly protected). Metal zipper with leather puller. Ribbed collar and cuffs with thumbhole opening (keeps them tight and tucked into your gloves). Self-fabric elbow patches for spills. Imported.