For many, the name Brancale musters up romantic images of leather “hair-net” helmet-clad pro-peloton racers of the 70’s and 80’s. Brancale shoes were the favorite of the likes of Grand Tour champions such as Greg LeMond. After several decades of dormancy, the brand has been resurrected and now is offering small-batch luxury leather and merino wool cycling apparel, available consumer-direct through its website. See your new pinnacle riding gloves after the jump.
The newly launched brand, originally an Italian company, is now based stateside in Washington D.C. and boasts a fresh line of limited quantity high-end cycling apparel including merino wool products from the United States, leather gloves from England, and bib shorts and jerseys from Northern Italy.