View Poll Results: Would you buy a Clydesdale-themed mtb shirt?

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  • Heck yeah, as long as it looks cool and came in my size!

    79 91.86%
  • No way, t-shirts are so cliche.

    0 0%
  • I'd get one or more as a gift for a friend.

    3 3.49%
  • I'd be interested in other clyde swag too!

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  1. #1
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    New question here. Interested in a Clydesdale T-Shirt?

    Greetings, fellow Clydes!

    I'm a noob (6', 250) who recently got a mountain bike at the urging of my brother, who's a fairly accomplished rider. I'm in it for fun, recreation, exercise (beats the hell outta jogging) and a good activity to do with my kids, now that their training wheels are off.

    Anyway, the mtb bug has bitten me (to the tune of nearly $1000 in bike and gear, not to mention late nights reading these message boards and poring over Nashbar catalogs and the like) and I've got an idea I wanted to submit for those of you in this particular forum. I have a design in mind for a clydesdale t-shirt, and if I got in touch with some of my printing sources to make it happen, how many of you would be interested in purchasing one, provided it was a cool looking tee?

    I don't want to divulge my design idea right now, but if there's sufficient interest I'll work up the art and post it here. (I do graphic design, but plan to call in a kick-butt illustrator friend to help with this.) Of course, I'd make sure the shirts were quality material (maybe organic cotton tees) and came in sizes on up to XXXXL ... something we could proudly sport on the trails and around town as well.

    Just wanted to get your opinions on this, as my creative wheels (and Geax tires) are spinning ...

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    I would be interested depending on what it looked like.

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    Make it cool and, hopefully, tongue-in-cheek and I'm in.

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    i'd be interested. where are you sourcing the plain shirts from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianr
    i'd be interested. where are you sourcing the plain shirts from?
    Will probably see what a screenprinter friend of mine can get. I've used Beneficial T's before from Patagonia, but don't think they go past XXL. District Threads makes an organic that comes in XXXXL, so that might be a good option ... still open really. I want to do a shirt that's good quality with a quality screen print that beats the hell outta dye-sub prints from cafe press, etc.

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    I may be interested, provided the exchange rate stays reasonable, the design is cool and the price doesn't require a mortgage
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    Sure, why the hell not. Lets see some designs.

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    Make it a tech T instead of cotton and I'm in

    I don't wear cotton to rid in. At least think about a tech T option.

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    maybe something like this?
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    lol thats great.

    Kinda hard to sell an idea that no one has seen though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm25x
    lol thats great.

    Kinda hard to sell an idea that no one has seen though...
    I've been working on the concept in rough form, but wanted to take the forum's temperature to see if there was interest ... looks like there is, so I'm going to work up the design over the next week or so. It will be more "graphic" than the above "I Beat Anorexia" so I'd rather show it to you than try to describe it right now.

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    I'd be interested.
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    -hedge- I'm in for a cool design!
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    Cool well interested to see what you come up with.

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    make sure to allow for us baby-clydes...
    I'm a willowy 210, so dont need any Xes in front of my L's

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    finally there is hope for a cool t design for us big boys! sing me up for at least one XXL. lets get these things made already!

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    It sounds like a great idea. Count me in.

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    Depending on price and appearance, i'd be interested.

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    t-shirt tease!

    so is this gonna happen or what???

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    Patience, please

    This will DEFINITELY happen ... just working out some of the logistics.

    I met with my illustrator friend today and told him about my ideas. I designed what I think is a pretty nifty clydesdale logo/icon, and he is going to help incorporate that "vision" into a dynamic t-shirt design, complete with MTB imagery.

    I also got info on t-shirts, sizing, availability, colors, etc. and will probably go with a nice quality Gildan Ultra Cotton shirt. Colors will be dependent on the final design (to see what fabric colors will work best with particular ink choices and to see what colors come in the broadest size range), but I'd like to give you all some choices. I have also inquired about long sleeve shirts (using the same screen print), so I need to figure that into the equation. Another option might be a "dri-release" tee from Anvil (85 poly/15 cotton) that could be a good workout shirt. It comes in sizes up to XXXL.

    This will probably take a couple weeks to iron out and get his illustration back, but I promise it will be worth it.

    I am also exploring embroidered hats/caps and vinyl decals and make it sort of a one-stop clydesdale shop, but since this is a personal project I need to make sure I can cover the out-of-pocket cost of printing all these items and make sure the demand is there. From the poll, I think it is.

    I may post another poll to get a guesstimate on sizes (which I probably should have done in the first place) and preferred style (long sleeve vs. short sleeve or both).

    I also plan to set up a simple website (via another friend) where you'll be able to see the designs. I'm debating on whether or not to use PayPal or just go with the old tried and true payment method of checks/money orders.

    Anyway, I am not sleeping on this one ... I want to create a shirt that I'll be proud to wear and one that you will too.

    Thanks!

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    Definitely interested, but please please please try to make sure there's a "tall" option in there somewhere. No matter how many X'es you put before the L, without a T, my back gets sunburned. (6'5")

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    Quote Originally Posted by jds
    No matter how many X'es you put before the L, without a T, my back gets sunburned. (6'5")
    I agree.

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    have you seen the stuff from www.fatcyclist.com?

    he's got a cool T and jersey made by twinsix

    http://www.twinsix.com/gear/gear_t607j008fc.htm

    http://www.twinsix.com/gear/gear_t607t16fc.htm



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    Yeah, TwinSix rocks! Those guys are very talented designers and have a very cool style.

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    that clyde jersey is awesome, very stylin.

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