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    Hey, I'm interesting to ferreting out some unique cycle-specific-wear. Let me know what you've discovered. Extra points for women's clothes and sweatshop free outfits! Thanks.

    This is something of what I'm talking about:

    Hypnotic designs -- Hankster Messenger Knicker

    Under the weather -- sit n spin pants
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    I'm a bit new to the cycling scene -- I thought only the lycra/spandex stuff was expensive. Yikes.

    I'm giving up on grad school. Anyone know where I can find a sewing machine, cheap?

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    These are very boutique-ie, artisan style productions. Granted they are pricey but hopefully long lasting. And the profits don't do to the corporate sobs with sweatshop operations in developing nations. I do encourage other folks to set up shop! I myself am looking into wool production, so you bet I'll be researching cool setups like boure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lala
    These are very boutique-ie, artisan style productions. Granted they are pricey but hopefully long lasting. And the profits don't do to the corporate sobs with sweatshop operations in developing nations. I do encourage other folks to set up shop! I myself am looking into wool production, so you bet I'll be researching cool setups like boure.
    Would you really spend 140 dollars on a pair of pants?

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    They are nifty. Really cool.

    /I don't have the cash for lycra either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedHairedScot
    I'm a bit new to the cycling scene -- I thought only the lycra/spandex stuff was expensive. Yikes.

    I'm giving up on grad school. Anyone know where I can find a sewing machine, cheap?
    I have a sewing machine, and an idea to make a similar to roadid.com! Can you sew?

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    I just got a pair of the Under The Weather pants and they are first rate. Extremely well made. Very expensive, yeah, but they'll also last a long, long time. Buy quality and you won't regret it.

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    I would spend $140 on a pair of pants, but i don't drive a car, don't have kids, have a good job and don't a house. I can afford it. Tights are often $80 and their durability is questionable.

    PS I think the Under the Weather pants are in canadian dollars.

    edit: maybe I should have posted this in the ss/fixie forum?
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    This is also cool: boure vintage style wool.

    Warning: pricey!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lala
    I would spend $140 ion a pair of pants, but i don't drive a car, don't have kids, have a good job and don't a house. I can afford it. Tights are often $80 and their durability is questi

    PS I think the Under the Weather pants are in canadian dollars.
    It's not even a question of wether you have the money or not.
    Matter of fact most millionaires according to "The Millionaire mind" drive Fords.
    Those wool jerseys look really cool, comfortable looking and less dorky than your typical bike jersey.
    What is the link to the under the weather pants? They may be worth the money, I'd like to see.

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    http://www.under-the-weather.ca/clothingSit.html this was the sit n spin hyperlink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lala
    http://www.under-the-weather.ca/clothingSit.html this was the sit n spin hyperlink.
    155 dollars Canadian it said. The thing is, if it was custom sewn/tailored to fit REALLY nice, it would probably be worth it, wouldn't want to rip them though.

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    Oh, I think the hypnotic pants are $140. I agree with FXJohn regarding dorky road gear.
    I've already ripped two pairs of tights/pants: one climbing over a fence, the other a dog bite.

    (Oh it was my dog and we were just playing.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by lala
    Hey, I'm interesting to ferreting out some unique cycle-specific-wear. Let me know what you've discovered. Extra points for women's clothes and sweatshop free outfits! Thanks.

    This is something of what I'm talking about:

    Hypnotic designs -- Hankster Messenger Knicker

    Under the weather -- sit n spin pants
    Gimme a pair of worn Levis and scissors

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    Ouch! the seam!

    Quote Originally Posted by dobber
    Gimme a pair of worn Levis and scissors
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    You posted this right! thanks for the links. But ouch! They are steep , but when something is designed well, fits and wears great, that is soooo worth it. Does anyone know where REI stands on sweatshops? I bought their Momentum jacket, http://www.rei.com/product/47815211.htm and it is fantastic. 100 bucks, but long, long sleeves and long rear flap in the back. It stops wind AND breathes. Not sure of the kewl factor though.

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    I just got these vintage, Italian Army Surplus wool ski Knickers. They're warm, wool(!), and are super cool knickers. I doubt that they were made in sewatshops, as they are vintage army surplus. The seat is really roomy, so comfortable on the bike. There are also some really cool slash diagonal pockets on the front. There is no chamois lining(duh) but wear with a pair of shorts underneath, and your be fine!
    $15 vintage wool knicckers beat any crazy $155(!) knickers anyday!

    I got them for something like $15 shipped, a bargain for sure!
    From here:
    http://surplusmarketonline.com/mall/...e.asp?prod=201
    EDIT: Heres a pic of my knickers!

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    Sweet!

    I have on especially for the ladies or feminine man:

    http://www.trashycat.com/
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    Good question on the REI.

    From there website:

    In addition to great performance in the field, employees, members and customers expect REI Gear and Apparel to be made in a responsible way. To meet that expectation and its duties as a concerned corporate citizen, REI pursues responsible sourcing practices to ensure that goods carrying the REI label are manufactured with due regard for workers and the environment. To learn more about responsible sourcing practices:

    http://www.rei.com/aboutrei/04sourcing.html
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    If anybody interested in knee length pants for cycling, this is worth consider.

    http://www.sportif.com/jump.jsp?item...ProductID=1818

    Sportif makes great shorts with stretch material, I have two, but the one above is not made of the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fugazi Dave
    I just got a pair of the Under The Weather pants and they are first rate. Extremely well made. Very expensive, yeah, but they'll also last a long, long time. Buy quality and you won't regret it.
    Ah so I'm not the only one that likes that company! Cool! I was ordering a bag and decided to buy pants instead as they do look pretty cool and I can get some more miles out of the bag I have. I'll get one of their bags some other time.

    They were pretty nice about it too considering they had already started the bag for me. to quote "Hey sombody'll buy it, it's a great design" if they do I have to choose a new custom flap design. I w as telling everyone in the fixed forum about it and now I don't even have it hehe

    I got the Flame Scarlet, they said I was the only person not in Japan to order that color. They are BRITEST, I have to wear dark shirts or jerseys or it'd be too much, I guess they like wild colors over there cross the pacific because it is wild.

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    edit: maybe I should have posted this in the ss/fixie forum?[/QUOTE]

    I heard about them and hypnotic designs on a different forum altogether, they had pics that led me to the websites of both too. Actually one of the people from UTW hangs out in both cycling forums. There is a big push among urban cyclists to support small cool clothes and accesories companies like what you're talking about and I agree wholeheartedly. Thanks for the link to the wool jersey, I'm going to start counting my pennies for that bad boy.



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    Oh and an oft eard tip, Ebay is a good easy way to find wool jerseys, just be sure the seler has a wool jersey for you and not acrylic.

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    Hi!

    Glad yall like the pants Fugazi and glow! We really like them too. The picture is huge btw glow
    I don't own a pair of the Hypnotic Design pants yet but I did once meet the designer at a racing event and he's a real cool guy. I've got a link around here somewhere of some new peeps that's really wild looking if you like really wild...somewhere..aha Crisiswear Pretty bleeding edge, I've corresponded with the fellow that I think rode in the pants for them he's a real nice guy. I don't know if I'd ride in them but I'd sure as hell wear them out to a club in the summer. Check out their other stuff too if you like goth/punk items that are unique to say the least. I'm going to grab something from them for a cousin of mine having a birthday in a few months.

    Lala, thanks for posting the boure stuff, I'd never heard of them before that is some sweet schwag they have there.

    It is hard to find cycling gear that doesn't look like racing stuff but still works, anyone else got any links to contribute?

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