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Open Diff: What to Wear?

Posted August 15, 2017 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto clothing driving

A few weekends ago, when I got suited up to help campaign my club’s car on the beach at The Race of Gentlemen in Wildwood, New Jersey, I pulled on a vintage-style knit racing jersey; baggy pants; tall, lace-up leather boots of the kind worn in World War I by motorcyclists and aviators; and classic driving goggles.

On the beach, people kept coming up to ask me where I had gotten this or that item… The jersey was handmade by Jill Smith of Hometown Jersey of Joshua Tree, California; the boots, by Tom Mattimore of Mattimore Harness in Laramie, Wyoming; and not to sound too much like a red-carpet fashion plate, my goggles were made by the historic French eyewear manufacturer Jeantet.

Why for classic auto enthusiasts, its not a costume, rather is driving gear!

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