Top-class English-made leather mitts, £95
I've been wearing mine every day this year since the weather warmed up and instead of becoming dirty, scruffy and generally unappealing like a modern ‘technical' mitt, they just look even more timeless - they could be a glove that fell out of Coppi's pocket on his lap of honour at the Vigorelli velodrome as he holds up an enormous bouquet of flowers while trying to stop a satin sash going into his spokes.
OK, back to reality. These are a luxury item and so aren't cheap.
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