The company's office and studio are located in the ground floor a very nice, stylish residential building on the NW side of Bolzano. (For Q36.5, of course, a stylish building is only to be expected!)
|MOB approaches the Q36.5 HQ (ground floor of building on the left). |
As you can see, Bolzano is surrounded by rather high, steep slopes.
|Espresso served for the guests! Mmmm.|
|Luigi explains to MOB, complete with customary Italian hand gestures|
|Single piece garment, for the time trialist?|
|Jerseys. "Vacca Boia" is apparently an Emiglia Romagna regional expression|
of frustration ... when one does something stupid. "Dammit!" or equivalent.
|Q cap ... with socks behind it.|
|I love my Q thin wool early-winter socks. These are even nicer, with the Italian colors.|
|Q's philosophy. Not for everyone, but for those willing to push the edge just a bit!|
|These clothes are so pretty ... they make a great poster.|
|Luigi and his assistant|
|Inner layers on display|
As Luigi explained it, he wants the brand to represent the future of cycling clothes. True, he has added some more "democratic" items that stick closer to the present and what we are all accustomed to, but his goal is to be creative and to push the envelope to something better -- clothes that help competitive cyclists achieve their best performances. This is his dream and his inspiration.
|Luigi's beautiful, Eroica-qualified F. Moser racing bike, from his early riding days.|
Imagine doing climbs in the Dolomites in that gearing!
The Q36.5 items I have -- the bib shorts, hybrid Q, long thin winter tights, and now gloves and some other items -- are among my favorites and the best I have ever seen. The jerseys, would make me look better if I lost a bit of weight!
Thank you, Luigi and Q.
|Another photo of those great socks|
|This is how great ultralight socks are designed ...|
|Silvia tries the hybrid Que -- one of my favorites|