Il Soigneur: Cycling Musettes

It’s a well-known fact that a cyclist can never have too many cycling caps or musettes. I am grateful to Il Soigneur for this array of hand stitched loveliness:

Red cordura
living the tweed dream
contrast interior, contrast button, oh yes.

Dene has been making musettes for a couple of years now. I’ve usually relied on sourcing older musettes from ebay, i’ve got a lovely Enfield Cycles bag and used to have a Mapperley Lightweights one, until i kindly gave it to someone else who was eyeing it up. It’s great to get my sticky paws on a newer version. I am particularly enamoured by the Harris Tweed number – tally-ho!

Dene has also recently branched out into another area of much interest to the cyclist’s psyche: producing a special blend of coffee. i have yet to try it, but as soon as i do i will review the arabica on these pages.

an erotic collage

Il Soigneur is another part of the amazing bicycle-related culture and fellowship in Bristol, alongside Gavin Strange, the Bristol Bike Project, Boneshaker, Levrier Bags and many many others.

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2 thoughts on “Il Soigneur: Cycling Musettes

  1. Adam December 13, 2011 / 8:09 pm

    Coffee? Coffee!

    Love the tweed too. Might have to look in to these. Does he do custom designs?

    • traumfahrrad December 14, 2011 / 9:04 pm

      the tweed was custom…

      i have a mercian one on order – he made a batch for mercian so i piggybacked onto the order.

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