Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

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Re: Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

Postby Big Good Wolf » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:24 pm

We're still well off the minimum order quantity of 15 items at Endura, so I've gone ahead and sent my spare jersey and the Endura artwork to Impsport for them to copy and colour match.

This makes things a lot easier for me. I don't have to worry about whether people are going to pay for stuff they've ordered or if stuff I have posted is going to arrive.

Once it's all designed and I've approved it, they will set up a club shop on http://www.impsport.com/ and anyone can order any item direct from them. There's currently about a four week lead time on custom print orders.

The only change I have asked them to make to the design is to move the writing on the short sleeves up by about 20mm. I find the hem bunches up a bit and makes it hard to read.
Has anyone got any other suggestions for minor changes or improvements ?
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Re: Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

Postby Big Good Wolf » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:23 pm

I've got the design back from Impsport.

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I've got to phone them back on Monday to get the long sleeves changed as the white lettering should be on a green stripe.
I also thought about getting the writing on the short sleeves turned 90 degrees to run up or down the sleeve instead of around the cuff.
I did wonder about getting the writing on the sleeves changed to GO VEGAN as well.
What do other people think ?
Keep it as VEGAN CYCLISTS on the jersey and GO VEGAN on the shorts, or mix it up a bit ?
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Re: Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

Postby Big Good Wolf » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:28 pm

3D views of the design as it is now.

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Impsport 1024 jersey visual by Grizzly Graham, on Flickr

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Impsport 1029 long sleeve visual by Grizzly Graham, on Flickr

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Impsport 1007 1009 shorts visual by Grizzly Graham, on Flickr

Those long black sleeves definitely don't look right and I reckon the short sleeves would be better with the writing bigger and aligned with the sleeve.
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Re: Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

Postby JohnBarleycorn » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:38 pm

I like that ! :D
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Re: Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

Postby Gastroplodder » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:36 pm

These look good!

Think you're right about the sleeves though (do the long black sleeves need writing on at all?)

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Re: Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

Postby GY Jon » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:39 pm

Kit looks great. A quick word of warning would be that an old club (Vectis CC) about 7ish years ago had Impsort kit and the pad on the shorts always seemed to made of leather, well it looked like the pad of my leather shorts of yesteryear and went all rigid fairly quickly :?
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Re: Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

Postby skoptic » Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:26 pm

OK - so this might be a bit late considering you've got the designs back, and I've been wearing my kit for about 6 months :-) .. But...

I was looking at my vegan runners top the other day and really like how across the chest the 'runners' word is slightly smaller font so that it takes up only the same space horizontally as the 'vegan' .... Wondered if it might look a little nicer with the same going on with 'cyclists' I'm not trying to rock the boat and I love what's been made .. just thought I'd mention :-)

If I had mote spare cash I'd be buying a lot more of this stuff right now!
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Re: Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

Postby MikayP » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:52 am

wow that long sleeve jersey looks awesome. if its not too late i may be interested in ordering one since winter is coming. let me know
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Re: Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

Postby Gastroplodder » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:20 am

GY Jon wrote:Kit looks great. A quick word of warning would be that an old club (Vectis CC) about 7ish years ago had Impsort kit and the pad on the shorts always seemed to made of leather, well it looked like the pad of my leather shorts of yesteryear and went all rigid fairly quickly :?


We use Impsport for the Vegetarian Cycling & AC club kit and while I don't personally have a pair of club shorts I suspect someone would have kicked up by now if the pads were real chamois leather.

The synthetic chamois is much more common in shorts now (when they don't use 'gel inserts'), it looks similar but is cheaper and more durable than stealing it off a mountain sheep (goat? antelope?). Just possibly some of the 'it's got to be real leather' Brooks saddle fetishists still provide a market for the skin of these beautiful creatures.
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Re: Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

Postby JohnBarleycorn » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:39 am

GY Jon wrote:Kit looks great. A quick word of warning would be that an old club (Vectis CC) about 7ish years ago had Impsort kit and the pad on the shorts always seemed to made of leather, well it looked like the pad of my leather shorts of yesteryear and went all rigid fairly quickly :?


My team uses Imp Sport too, and its definitely a synthetic insert. Leather hasn't really be used for years now. Too expensive and too much trouble.
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Re: Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

Postby audi666 » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:49 pm

really like the jerseys! nice work.
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Re: Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

Postby Big Good Wolf » Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:19 am

A year later and I've finally got around to chasing this up. :oops:

We now have a Vegan Cyclists club shop at Impsport. http://yourclubshop.co.uk/myclubshop.asp
Click on "Your Club Shop" then put the code VEGC1234 in the box to get in.

There's no pictures at the moment. They use pictures of real garments and everything is made to order, so until someone orders something and they make it, there's nothing for them to take a picture of.
If you click on the "Clubs" box on the left, there are a few open clubs where you don't need a password, so you can get an idea of what to expect.

Those are the prices you pay. You're dealing with the shop directly, I get no commission, so can't offer a discount.
Postage is £5 UK, £15 EU and £25 RoW. http://yourclubshop.co.uk/pages/delivery.asp

The Endura stuff from the first time round is still available, but there's a minimum order of 15 items.
By using Impsport this time it makes it easier for me as everyone can just order what they want directly.
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Re: Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

Postby Gastroplodder » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:22 am

Thanks BGW :D

Just ordered myself a lightweight jacket.

Couple of tips:

I found it useful to put 'jacket' in the Impsport search thingy so I could look at some pictures, albeit not in the Vegan Cyclist design.

Almost got caught out on the postage, it's free for orders over £60 but you have to select the option on the 'basket' screen or it charges you £5 by default (a trick I guess they learnt from Wiggle).
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Re: Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

Postby Big Good Wolf » Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:12 am

That's good news about the postage. I can't see it on the delivery page, does it only come up when you actually order something ?
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Re: Vegan Cyclists jerseys, the second order.

Postby Gastroplodder » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:24 am

Big Good Wolf wrote:That's good news about the postage. I can't see it on the delivery page, does it only come up when you actually order something ?


Yes it's on the drop-down postal options menu when you're at the checkout stage after you've ordered (but before you've committed I think) - I wouldn't have spotted it if I hadn't clicked the menu, they seem to keep it quiet.
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