|Custom Team Uniforms Where is the best place to buy?||PhatMatt|
Jun 25, 2002 7:39 AM
|I am in the process of creating a team uniform for our local "MS150 Team" We are looking at getting shorts and jerseys. Are there any recomdation's we will probably look at a club cut jersey also.
|Check out Voler @ www.voler.com (nm)||kapalua|
Jun 25, 2002 8:05 AM
Jun 25, 2002 8:07 AM
|Online stores like Performance ( http://www.performancebike.com/shop/Profile.html?SKU=12606 ) and Colorado Cyclist (I think) sell jerseys with a blank area on chest and back for screen printing club logos and such. That would be a cheap, no frills solution.
The other end of teh spectrum would be http://www.voler.com/ which offers fully custom jerseys and shorts. Much more elaborate although more time consuming and expensive.
Jun 25, 2002 8:28 AM
Jun 25, 2002 8:35 AM
|Thanks for the info.
A couple of years ago the team went with the cheap way and teh jerseys suck and fo not breath very well. I personally perfer to spend a little extra to get a jersey that breathes well and will not get thrown in the back of the closet and never worn again.
|watch out for minimums||lonefrontranger|
Jun 25, 2002 9:54 AM
|as a past manager of women's teams (small teams of 6-12 folks), the minimum order thing has been a headache every time.
Voler is indeed great but they (and many other mfgrs.) have a 25-piece minimum *per item* (tops and bottoms are considered separate items) to do custom screened team kit. I would only go this route if you know you'll have enough participants and/or can sell the overrun at the event. Or your design is so nice that your LBS partner can sell them for you (don't count on this).
Other things I've discovered:
The wait can be very long for custom work. This time of the year isn't the worst (January is), but I'd still estimate you're looking at 8-10 weeks turnaround. Things get even slower when you're flailing around trying to e-mail photo-ready logos / artwork and proofs back & forth, someone you need this stuff from goes on vacation for 2 weeks, etc. etc.... Be prepared to pay at least 50% up front before any of the work is even done. For a 25-piece order of shorts and jerseys, you are talking well into the thousands of dollars..
|Garneau did a wonderful job on our kit. Very professional! -nm||Tig|
Jun 25, 2002 10:50 AM
|re: Custom Team Uniforms Where is the best place to buy?||RULY|
Jun 25, 2002 8:48 AM
|Check out bikejerseys.com!|
|Another vote for Voler||No_sprint|
Jun 25, 2002 8:58 AM
|Our team uses them. They are great. I have grown to like their stuff more than all my PI stuff and just as much as Castelli. DeMarchi is another one that can do it.|
|Just did this for our MS150 team||Scot_Gore|
Jun 25, 2002 7:15 PM
Just finished our MS150 ride on the 8th. We had custom jerseys made from SUGOI. Had a great experience with them. They were responsive and prompt in all dealings. Our order was for 72 jerseys and the price came in a slightly less than $60.00 per jersey with some artwork in that price. My contact info is all at work, I'm sure you can find them on the internet. I don't know when your ride is but if it's before September....GET GOING!!!!!
|Thanks for all the good info||PhatMatt|
Jun 26, 2002 12:58 PM
|We actually just finished ours last weekend. I am just getting started for next year, and looking at froming a cycling club. It seams that a number of us are always riding the same rides with out cool jerseys. I want a cool jersey damn it.
Thanks Guys and Gals