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– Wool with flocked lettering
– Short length zip at the collar
– Made in Italy by Moa Sport
Gelati Sanson Campagnolo long sleeve team trainer from the 1977 season.
The classic colours of the Italian cycling team sponsored by Sanson ice cream and Campagnolo bike components.
One thing to be careful with when dealing with vintage wool items is the damage that can be caused by moths (if you look closely you can see this item is peppered with small holes in the material).
Due to the age of these items and the fact that they have laid in storage for many years it is not uncommon to find that the moths have got to them and their larvae have happily munched through them. Another thing to be aware of is that these little bastards can spread through a collection of vintage clothing like wild fire destroying your prized items.
If you come across an item which shows any sign of moth damage it’s best to view this a plague bearing offender which needs immediate attention.
For those interested the best course is this; put it in an airtight bag and leave it in the freezer for 48 hours as this will kill any larvae remaining, then hang it up outside for a while in strong sunlight as moths prefer dark enclosed spaces. Best to keep the item in an airtight bag or container to minimise the chance of future damage and a few drops of Cedar oil dropped onto cotton buds act as a natural repellant – don’t use moth balls as they don’t work and are packed with enough nasty chemicals to make your hair fall out…