1960s French Dispatch Cyclist Jacket
Mission in the Loire Valley.
A signpost, an arrow. Right to Gargilesse-Dampierre.
A few more kilometers. In the distance, the clang-clung-clang of church bells.
In his pack, two bottles of Pouilly-Fumé, her favorite. A novel wrapped in brown paper.
"For Geneviève" on the dedication page.
He considered renting a car, but he’s counting on the bicycle for nostalgia.
His French is better now. The book is in his favor. The jacket, she bought for him at that shop in Paris.
Will she be glad to see him?
1960s French Dispatch Cyclist Jacket (No. 7226) in mid-weight cotton twill. The original was created in leather for WWII French dispatch cyclists. Later adopted in lightweight cotton indigo for civilian life. Shorter length (above waist) perfect for cyclists or motorcyclists. Two large easy-access slanted patch pockets at chest. One interior patch pocket. Double-needle stitching throughout. Flat-felled seams. Washed and faded to match a vintage sample found in a Paris flea market. Elasticized waistband with extended tab hem. Imported.