Thousand’s 1970s-Style Gloves

The LA-based company releases limited edition cycling accessories

When Thousand founder Gloria Hwang lived in Austin, she would frequent the FrankenBike swap-meet to find parts for the vintage bikes she was building. There she met a guy that the cycling enthusiasts fondly called “new old stock guy,” who sold ’70s-era bike parts and accessories. One time he had mint condition leather bike gloves on offer, and Hwang bought every pair. “They were really …

Brancale’s Leather Cycling Gloves

The Italian heritage brand gets an American relaunch with the same insistence on old world quality

In the neon heyday of the ’80s, Italian cycling brand Brancale was something of a fixture in the peloton at the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia. Known for their shoes, helmets and day-glow shades, the brand disappeared somewhat mysteriously in the mid ’90s. Recently though, the brand was reborn (albeit this time in the US) with a focus on quality European craftsmanship and …

Thomasine Gloves

The Swedish designer turns the ubiquitous accessory upside down from her Parisian atelier

You may have seen Thomasine Barnekow‘s gloves on the hands of models strutting down the runway at recent Walter van Beirendonck shows, or like us, perhaps you saw them beautifully encased at Stockholm’s stylish Lydmar Hotel. Possibly, Barnekow hasn’t crossed your radar at all. Since graduating from the prestigious Design Academy Eindhoven in 2006, the Swedish designer has been quietly carving out a name for …

Gantoli Cycling Gloves

Leather palmed cycling gloves find inspiration in the glory days of European road racing

Like many of us, the minds behind Montreal-based Gantoli Cycling Accoutrements are inspired by a bygone era they didn’t actually live through. For CH contributor Mike Giles and Garry Vickers that time is the early 20th century, the glory days of European cycling. Driven to design a product reminiscent of such a significant period, the two enthusiasts of vintage bikes and cycling’s legendary heritage created …

2013 Snowboard Gear

A short guide to what's kept us warm, dry and in touch this season

While it may not entirely feel like it in certain cities, winter is in full swing, dumping snow in many regions and offering temps low enough to fire up the snow guns in others. After introducing the Nitro T1.5 and ThirtyTwo + Crab Grab collaboration earlier this week we’ve pulled together four more pieces of gear that have been keeping us warm, dry and safe …