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Why are Pearl Izumi clothes so U-G-L-Y ?(11 posts)

Why are Pearl Izumi clothes so U-G-L-Y ?filtersweep
Feb 15, 2003 12:49 PM
I realize it is part of cycling's "rich history" to provide garish clothing- but Pearl Izumi STILL seems to be stuck in the ZUBA mentality... unless we are talking about all-black shorts, there is bound to be something that is offensive.

Am I just out of touch?

A philistine?

Or, am I missing the point?
You wanna talk ugly?gregario
Feb 15, 2003 2:09 PM
The ugliest thing that Pearl Izumi makes cannot even touch anything by Primal Wear. If you wear anything by them you might as well be wearing the big floppy shoes and red nose too. I think the Primal Wear designers must be on acid.
Primal Wear?laffeaux
Feb 15, 2003 9:33 PM
What? You don't like the axe wielding clown motif?
Agreed... just another reason to hate cyclistsPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Feb 16, 2003 9:42 AM
It is the ugliest stuff I've ever seen. Skinny guys in spandex are bad enough... skinny guys in ugly stuff give people another reason to hate you.

...And what isn't ugly in your estimation?MrDan
Feb 15, 2003 2:09 PM
Personally, I can't stand most of the LOUD clothing(not Pearl).
Why the h-ll do people wear that cr-p?
...And what isn't ugly in your estimation?filtersweep
Feb 15, 2003 2:20 PM
It seems PI uses an astonishing amount of PURPLE and related colors, pastels, earth tones (esp GREENs), day-glo neons... and they will even toss a PANEL of some crazy print down the side of an otherwise simple and plain article of clothing. Nothing is off limits.
(would you prefer Hilfiger?)ZeGopha
Feb 16, 2003 12:20 PM
Pearl Izumi doesn't just use a lot of pastel colors, they use a lot of colors. Pearl makes most of the popular jerseys worn by cycling teams. I would really like to know what you are comparing them to.
It's all about VISIBILITY!mazobob
Feb 15, 2003 3:42 PM
they catch people's attention don't they! Hey look out for that rider!
VISIBILITY ?filtersweep
Feb 16, 2003 5:59 AM
I beg to differ... it is a fashion of a completely different aesthetic. Canari (god forbid) offers more visible clothing than PI.
The garish colors/patterns may incite motorists' road rage (nm)serbski
Feb 15, 2003 5:10 PM
Not all ugly - Kodiak Barrier Jacket looks very nice, I have twofbg111
Feb 16, 2003 5:26 PM
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