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1947 GYPSY TOUR MADE IN JAPAN


1916 was the very first year of the Laconia rally, but it was an unofficial gathering of about 150 riders. In 1917, the Federation of American Motorcyclists (FAM) sanctioned its first official Gypsy Tours. A Gypsy Tour was an overnight event, with organised road rides and other activities of interest to motorcycle enthusiasts, where groups of riders would converge on a favourite destination. The term Gypsy was used because the riders would travel long distances, and often sleep in tents around a campfire along the way,


GYPTOUR

Data sheet

100% Slub yarn cotton
Loop-wheel, tube construction (no side seam)
Ecru shade (slight off-white)
Mil spec cover stitch-style and turn-back
US Navy contract neck stamp
Available in sizes 36 - 44

£69.99
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Description

1916 was the very first year of the Laconia rally, but it was an unofficial gathering of about 150 riders. In 1917, the Federation of American Motorcyclists (FAM) sanctioned its first official Gypsy Tours. A Gypsy Tour was an overnight event, with organised road rides and other activities of interest to motorcycle enthusiasts, where groups of riders would converge on a favourite destination. The term Gypsy was used because the riders would travel long distances, and often sleep in tents around a campfire along the way,

Taken from original period design elements of the Laconia Gypsy Tour and printed upon our accurate reproduction of the US Army wartime under-T-shirt.

The T itself is made from a superior quality 'slub yarn' cotton, which is constructed as per the original in terms of cut, seam-style and shade. The neck aperture is the correct 'open' style cut, which is slightly bigger than most modern-day Ts, and the sleeves are of a reasonably short length, and not loose (but not gripping). The torso is slim, but also not gripping, and is long enough to be comfortably tucked in, and not come out, but still looks sensible if worn untucked.