Dec 15, 2003 1:22 PM
|Anyone know how to get team jerseys made? My company is wanting to start supporting an MS-150 team but doesn't know where to start. I figured jerseys would be as good a place as any. Any help would be appreciated...they aren't looking for the generic "Place name here" type though.|
Dec 15, 2003 1:30 PM
|......a copy of VeloNews, all kinds of custom jersey companies advertize there.|
|re: Team jerseys?????||toronto-rider|
Dec 15, 2003 1:36 PM
|Go to Sugoi, Biemme, Descente, Gita(Giordina) Casteli website, all major clothing co's have a team section. You can choose from various designs.
|Big thanks! (nm)||hycobob|
Dec 15, 2003 1:46 PM
|re: Team jerseys?????||swvegg|
Dec 15, 2003 1:47 PM
|More suggestions: Hincapie, Louis Garneau, Vermarc, M9, Voler, Santini, and Verge.|
Dec 16, 2003 5:56 AM
|re: Team jerseys?????||dplitman|
Dec 15, 2003 2:56 PM
|Feel free to contact me 718-401-7731. Bici Imports sells Stelvio TEAMWEAR custom cycling clothing. We have no minimums and our clothes are made in Italy.
If you call I will be glad to tell you more about our clothes and our great design services.
|May I recommend pyroapparel?||martym|
Dec 15, 2003 3:50 PM
|Check out their website www.pyroapparel.com. Our club has used them for years.|
|re: Team jerseys?????||triple shot espresso|
Dec 15, 2003 4:24 PM
|We worked with Garneau last year but are going with Voler for '04 because of a more certain delivery schedule. They seem cool adn really easy to work with. www.voler.com
You can also look into getting some custom socks. Check out the Sock Guy at www.sockguy.com
|re: Team jerseys?????||lyleseven|
Dec 15, 2003 7:22 PM
|Voler...... contact them.|
Dec 16, 2003 7:08 AM
|I help organize an MS150 team as well. Sugoi did ours and did a fine job. I've heard good things about Voler and VOMax as well.
No ones mentioned this yet so I thought I'd pop in with some tips I've learned over the years.
1) It may seem cold, dark, and a long way from the summer MS150 season, but as far as jersey orders go you need to get moving NOW.
If you're starting from a blank slate, designs going to take some time. EVERYONE will have an opinion, give yourself time to collect and compromise. It will be worth it for the team spirit it can instill. Design in a vacume and folks will get pissy.
2) Production windows will begin to dry up in Feb or so. You'll want to get some money down and a production window reserved in the next 30 days. You may have a little more time if you live in a warm place and your event is Late August or Sept. Ours is the 2nd week in June and we plan on having our reservation done in the next couple of weeks.
3) You'll learn this quickly when you talk to a couple of vendors. Volume matters. We use a combination of rider pay and company subsidy. You'll likely have to guess your jersey particpation and commit to volume level before you're teammates can/will commit to getting a jersey (or perhaps even particpating in the first place). We do this every year and every year we're too conservative. We've always had more folks looking to get a jersey than we've ordered. If you go the other way and over order, you end up having extra jerseys that nobody pays for . If you're not going to be totally subsidized this will likely be an issue for you as well, if you are totally subsidized order away, it's only (the company's) money.
Hope that helps.
|He's right (as usual)||eyebob|
Dec 16, 2003 11:50 AM
|Everything that Scot said should be taken to heart. My team uses Voler and Pace and it can take a while to get things done. I personally love the customer service of Voler and Pace and would'nt go anywhere else.
Check back in once you've gotten it done to update us.
|Try these sites for Know How||Keeping up with Junior|
Dec 16, 2003 11:57 AM
|They contain general information on things to think about when ordering and various company info. I think the fabric descriptions on the one site may be a bit dated, but still lots of useful information.
I have used Voler a few times for different organizations and have been very pleased. Consider their semicustom program if you only need a few jerseys without a lot of graphics.