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 …