Several people over the last little while have asked about buying a Bertin team jersey. Typically, in the recent past, you had to make do with what you could find on EBay that was vintage stock. These jerseys were typically acrylic or acrylic/wool and had embroidered or flocked graphics featuring sponsors. Their condition was variable and sizing, of course, was hit and miss but mostly miss. If you were or are looking for a Bertin trade style jersey for L’Eroica or one of the other vintage rides now going, then you really need some alternative.
Such an alternative is now available from Wieleroutfits in Arnhem, in the Netherlands. The styling is classic 50s-60s pre-Shimano Bertin. The fabric is not the knitted acrylic/wool of the past but some form of wicking, modern synthetic. You can see the jersey at their site here. That link takes you to the Dutch language page with the sizing dimensions. For an English version, go to the Union Jack in the upper left corner and click on it.
When I feature or test items here it is, usually, on the basis of personal purchase and review. That is not the case here. I have no personal knowledge of the product nor do I own one. The jersey is an attractive, full zipped model with ample rear pockets. However, the information shared here is provided as a convenience as a result of readers’ inquiries and should not be considered an endorsement. If you own one of these, please feel free to comment. For the rest of us, this may be just what we need in the way of Vintage looking kit.