Andrew Rennerwrote a review of De Marchi Thermal Bib Shorts on January 2, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Part one: I wasn't sure I was sold on the idea of a thermal short - I usually just go to knickers or tights if it's cool. But I decided to give them a try because of point two, and they haven't disappointed. They're definitely warm, and are a good choice paired with knee or leg warmers for those chilly morning rides when you know the sun will be peaking out and warming things up.
Part two: the quality is stellar. De Marchi makes all (I believe) of their clothing in Italy, and they manufacture chamois and bibs for other well known brands. The feel and quality reminds me of a certain R**** brand, only these are even better. Love them and now am very excited to see this same series but in their spring/summer line.