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Hey Abercrombie & Fitch: 1993 called, it wants its Kit design back

Old 06-08-07, 02:33 AM
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Hey Abercrombie & Fitch: 1993 called, it wants its Kit design back

While perusing CylclingNews I chanced up the ugliest kit design currently in production.

I haven't seen something so repulsive since the early 90s.



they even went retro with the bar tape.

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Originally Posted by botto
I chanced up the ugliest kit design currently in production.

Incorrect.
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I like it. I'll take a little prep school/college look over some of the eurotrash discoteque stuff you see on the tour anyday...
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I like it. I'll take a little prep school/college look over some of the eurotrash discoteque stuff you see on the tour anyday...
the A&F design is far from 'preppy', but if that's the way you want to roll, then Slipstream is the way to go.

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Where are the popped collars?
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Where are the popped collars?
And what suggestive phrase did they write in big letters across the butt?
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And what suggestive phrase did they write in big letters across the butt?
I was just thinking that too.
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clothes don't make the cyclist. But, think the advertiser might be fusier about what it is he pays for. WOnder how the team performed. I'd go fast, just to stay out of sight.
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clothes don't make the cyclist. But, think the advertiser might be fusier about what it is he pays for. WOnder how the team performed. I'd go fast, just to stay out of sight.
the team is doing well enough to have an article about one of their riders in cyclingnews.
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Originally Posted by botto
the A&F design is far from 'preppy', but if that's the way you want to roll, then Slipstream is the way to go.
Yeah, not very preppy. Just looks like my old prep school kit, hence the reference...
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You think these are uglier than the zebra stripes that Cippolini was wearing a few years ago?

I like Slipstream's kit, but maybe it's more what they stand for.
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Originally Posted by roadwarrior
You think these are uglier than the zebra stripes that Cippolini was wearing a few years ago?

I like Slipstream's kit, but maybe it's more what they stand for.
TV tends to make all designs look better. I doubt the A&F will find that out with their design.
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TV tends to make all designs look better. I doubt the A&F will find that out with their design.
I doubt that team will ever ride in a race that's on TV. At least on this side of the pond...

BTW...he'll make about as much money playing the bassoon in a symphony as he would racing a bike.

It's a nice article. It's too bad there's no TV money to be made televising the NRC races.
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And what suggestive phrase did they write in big letters across the butt?
I'd say something like 'I'm a *****', but I don't have room to talk with ASSos written on my ass.

By the way, the asterisks start with w, not b.
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You think these are uglier than the zebra stripes that Cippolini was wearing a few years ago?
Yeah, you wonder about the choices when you see some of the kits. But, I've got to give Mario a pass. When you ride like him you can get away with wearing whatever you want!
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I think one of my kit to be the best advertisment. My butt advertises 'bonjour.'
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While perusing CylclingNews I chanced up the ugliest kit design currently in production.

I haven't seen something so repulsive since the early 90s.

My guess is that the repulsive thing was either;

a/ Madonnas armpit hair: or

b/ clothing you wore that is still hanging in the back of your closet
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There is a local guy who rides for A&F and the kit is even uglier in person.
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I recall the team Big Mat-Auber 93, a building materials company...they had uniforms that looked like the riders were in coveralls. It was classic.
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I saw that kit in person last weekend, and it doesn't look that bad when it's moving.
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Don't you think alot of pro-team kits were designed to be eye-catching, not stylish? Sometimes those 2 things are mutually exclusive.
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Yuck
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I saw that kit in person last weekend, and it doesn't look that bad when it's moving.
Yeah, moving.
Moving far, far away.
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Originally Posted by roadwarrior
You think these are uglier than the zebra stripes that Cippolini was wearing a few years ago?

I like Slipstream's kit, but maybe it's more what they stand for.
Mario ranks just below Cycling God, no matter what he wears he still looks good.
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Originally Posted by Lucky07
Don't you think alot of pro-team kits were designed to be eye-catching, not stylish? Sometimes those 2 things are mutually exclusive.
perhaps, but the a&f kit is neither eye-catching or stylish.
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