To be honest, I thought I’d whip out some designs, find a manufacturer and start creating my own line of apparel. It shouldn’t take but a month or so to get all the details worked out. Right? Wrong.
There’s a lot of details to work out from inks to fabrics to sizing to chamois to zippers to stitching to shipping to pricing…you get the picture.
But now, most of the details are worked out and I hope to release the presale to you, my fans and readers, this Friday!
I will have full race kits, other cycling jerseys, running tees and polos all made with high end wicking materials.
I was getting frustrated but when the batch of samples came in I was fully stoked. The stuff is sick. And by sick I mean very nice, like so nice it made me sick. OK so I’m not so hip anymore but I do have teenagers at home, so whatever.
Looking at all the choices I had I wanted to give YOU choices when you order. I can’t do that with other companies, but I am not other companies right? So I narrowed down the choices to give you these final choices when you order a jersey:
- Size (that seems pretty important)
- Cut (race or club)
- Fabric (casual or race grade)
- Sleeves (short sleeves or sleeveless)
- Men’s or Women’s fit
I am working on a nice succinct explanation page with a fit chart to help out. My dilemma here is I don’t want to make it so complicated that you won’t order something. What do you think? Here’s how the choices will look on the product page (click anywhere on this sentence).
Let me know what you think. Here’s a quick explanation of the choices from above:
- Size: The fit chart is being made. I found that the size I usually wear (Medium) is the size I would wear in AM gear. Others found the same thing too. If anything they run a tad small, but not too bad.
Race is a tighter fit – no fabric flapping in the wind.
Club is a very loose fit, like a relaxed t-shirt, and will give the big boys and girls choices too (they go up to a 56″ chest size, where the race fit goes to a 48″ chest, which is still large, but an overall tighter, racier cut)
Casual is a nice polyester fabric that is sleek to the touch and very soft. It is comparable to any nice jersey I have worn. I like it.
Race grade is made of CoolMax fabric, is super wicking, ultralight, amazingly soft and has a 4-D stretch quality. Because of its softness and stretchiness, it fits nicer, is more comfortable while having excellent wicking properties. I love it.
- Sleeves: some like them, some don’t. Now you have a choice.
Men’s or Women’s fit: Can a man wear a pink jersey? How about a woman wearing the blue? What about the orange one or brown one? All jerseys will be offered in the men’s or women’s cut. You make the choice. Club cut is its own animal though - the same for men or women.
I am still working out some tweaks on the store, but that’s the gist of it. Let me know your thoughts!
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