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Old 09-06-20, 06:49 AM
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Do you recognize these gloves?

I've got this pair of old bicycle gloves. Do you recognize the glove in the photos?
What is the brand? Year?
What does the [logo?] stamp below the size number say in the last photo?





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Old 09-06-20, 08:00 AM
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They look like golf gloves.
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Old 09-06-20, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
They look like golf gloves.
Could be. But I think they came from an old bike collector or bike store owner.
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I used to wear gloves that looked just like that except they were chamois leather with a green suede friction stripe on the palm. We called them Eddy gloves BITD because Eddy often wore them. I don't recall the maker but definitely Italian, possibly Brancale.
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I agree with golf gloves; a quick look on that auction site and etsy show some very similar gloves. Also, the only thing resembling padding is that longitudinally- placed stripe that seems more in line with gripping a club than a handlebar. Then again, maybe the collector used them for biking; after all, Cyril in Breaking Away had cut-off work gloves!
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Iím sure that they must exist, but Iíve never seen fingerless golf gloves.
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I'm not buying the golf gloves idea. Golf gloves come single. Now the question would be, when did cycling gloves start putting padding in them. These look like early 70's late 60's to me.
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1960s and 1970s cycling gloves typically had reinforced and padded palms, with an open weave back for cooling. The weave was typically cotton or some other absorbent material, for wiping sweat off your forehead. The subject gloves don't look very appropriate for cycling, outside of the cut-off fingers.
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Brancale gloves have been reissued. https://brancale.cc/collections/frontpage Price has gone up, just a bit.

The chamois version was my favored cycling glove BITD because they were unpadded, and I find padding uncomfortable. Also the chamois was good for wiping sweat out of your eyes.

I should mention I can't really make out the faded name in the OP's picture, and there could have been more than one Italian manufacturer making this style of glove.

Here's the reissue, not chamois, but similar to the OP pic:




I preferred the chamois version, Here's Eddy showing the stripe on the palm:




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Old 09-06-20, 04:27 PM
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When I was growing up, golf gloves had a snap stud on them, not as a fastener, but for use as a ball mark. They always used velcro as a fastener.
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Originally Posted by Salamandrine View Post
Brancale gloves have been reissued. https://brancale.cc/collections/frontpage Price has gone up, just a bit.
The chamois version was my favored cycling glove BITD because they were unpadded, and I find padding uncomfortable. Also the chamois was good for wiping sweat out of your eyes.
I should mention I can't really make out the faded name in the OP's picture, and there could have been more than one Italian manufacturer making this style of glove.
Here's the reissue, not chamois, but similar to the OP pic:

I preferred the chamois version, Here's Eddy showing the stripe on the palm:


Very well spotted @Salamandrine!
And Brancale is a good guess, but the stamp looks a bit different from todays logo.
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1987,
There is a set of those rims in the FS portion of this sub-forum. Smiles, MH
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Originally Posted by 1987 View Post
Very well spotted @Salamandrine!
And Brancale is a good guess, but the stamp looks a bit different from todays logo.
For sure it could easily be another brand making the same basic style of glove. I definitely have seen a few variations and colors in old race pictures. That first letter looks more like a cursive L, but it could by a stylized B.

This was the kind of gloves I wore BITD, the tan kind in the Eddy pics. I never liked the crochet type that were much more common. They were around till the mid 80s or so. In fact, they disappeared around the same time as Brancale helmets, FWIW.
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I got a pair of chamois gloves as a prize in a race in the 70s . Looked pretty much like those in the photo. For as long as they lasted. Unlike the crochet back gloves, it was possible to wipe my nose with them without removing skin. Someone, maybe Schwinn, offered a PU leather version that looked similar, but 70s pu leather was really bad and no one used them.
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Old 09-08-20, 12:03 PM
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What is the difference between leather gloves and chamois gloves? Just more precise? Does chamois refer to tanned deerskin?
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Look like driving gloves to me.
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What is the difference between leather gloves and chamois gloves? Just more precise? Does chamois refer to tanned deerskin?
Chamois leather is a porous absorbent leather formerly used to line bicycle shorts and dry cars. Typically made from split sheepskin. Now largely replaced by synthetic substitutes. It is really effective at soaking up sweat. Regular (chrome tanned etc) leather is not.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamois_leather

These do look like driving gloves, but they were cycling specific and sold in bike shops in the 70s. Thinner leather than typical driving gloves.

If we want to go there, 70s cycling socks were repurposed white Italian dress socks. Old 50s jerseys were polo shirts with some extra pockets sewn on. ....
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Really lovely. If I found a pair of those for a reasonable price I'd buy them.

My current favorites are these, which I buy in Italy for Ä20. Goatskin, I think, and no padding. Italian brand (Tre Emme), but made in Pakistan, I believe. My third pair:

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Chamois leather is a porous absorbent leather formerly used to line bicycle shorts and dry cars. Typically made from split sheepskin. Now largely replaced by synthetic substitutes. It is really effective at soaking up sweat. Regular (chrome tanned etc) leather is not.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamois_leather
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Ok, as I thought "sšmskskinn" . I was just a bit confused by the very different search results. Seems like the name is used in a wider sense today. These days few chamois leathers comes from European mountain goat. Now it's more of a tanning process.
Like here, from deerskin:
https://en-gb.hestragloves.com/produ...natural-yellow
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They didnít fit but I didnít acquit.
Because they slipped right off.
Captured on video.
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Just noticed these in a video in this thread. Not exactly the same, I see, but close. Hmm, maybe I should give Joop a call ...

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I took a closer look in good lighting and it seems like the text reads Larabile. There are vintage gloves available on eBay with similar stamps. Here is a pair (warning non cycling gloves): https://www.ebay.com/itm//254614168028. And that pair also has a stamp that reads made in Italy.
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Just noticed these in a video in this thread. Not exactly the same, I see, but close. Hmm, maybe I should give Joop a call ...
Thanks, very close
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