Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

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Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:50 pm

Hi all,
After dropping a bit of weight, and feeling/looking a bit better on the bike, I've made an effort to move away from the cheap Chinese team kit/gear, and investing in some better quality jerseys/kit. I've bought some non-team gear from castelli, giordana, rapha, and hincapie and mostly love it. Granted I am paying a bit of a price premium, so I'm accepting that.

I stumbled across a local manufacturer the other day, on word of mouth from a guy I met on a ride. This chap is based in Adelaide and seems to design and make all his own stuff. Again there is a price premium, but on a whole it looks good. I ordered a tricolor (hard on the eye!) kit, and a tshirt and was super impressed by the quality, fit and comfort of the gear.

It prompted me to think that I don't actually know of anyone local Australian kit makers. Does anyone know of any more? I would like to buy some more kit and would be keen on both supporting local guys (for a change), and having some non-mainstream stuff that not every punter has...

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This is the site I was referring to... Mods feel free to delete it if u feel it's a blatant spam attempt or whatever... Disclaimer: I don't know this maker, never met them, or have ever bought Anything from them before...
www.fiascociclismo.com
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby antipodean » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:31 am

Um...No thanks.

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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby RonK » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:02 am

Scody, Tripleplay are a couple that come immediately to mind, but there are others.
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby boss » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:20 am

antipodean wrote:Um...No thanks.

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I like it. Their tees are cool too.
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby RonK » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:26 am

boss wrote:
antipodean wrote:Um...No thanks.

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I like it. Their tees are cool too.

Were you looking at the Rapha ripoff? :)
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby boss » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:27 am

RonK wrote:
boss wrote:
antipodean wrote:Um...No thanks.

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I like it. Their tees are cool too.

Were you looking at the Rapha ripoff? :)


I like the misfits one the most. Looks heaps good.

Also I think attaquer (attaquercycling.com) make some real real cool kit. Pricey though.

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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby clydesmcdale » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:31 am

Have a look at Babici. Quite Rapha-esque if you're into that sort of thing.
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby warthog1 » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:19 pm

Try cannibal. The cycling club where I used to live gets their kit made by them. The chamois is good and the price and quality good also.
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby WyvernRH » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:22 pm

Well, they are from NZ really but if you want well made clothing without silly logos all over it try Ground Effect at:
http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby MarkG » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:31 pm

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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby sumgy » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:38 pm

clydesmcdale wrote:Have a look at Babici. Quite Rapha-esque if you're into that sort of thing.


Bought some.
Received it and sent it back the next day.

Love the look of Attaquer's stuff, but $389 for a kit??
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby boss » Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:54 pm

sumgy wrote:
clydesmcdale wrote:Have a look at Babici. Quite Rapha-esque if you're into that sort of thing.


Bought some.
Received it and sent it back the next day.

Love the look of Attaquer's stuff, but $389 for a kit??


I know hey. But it's not that much more than Babici... $300-350 for kit isn't anything to sneeze at.

The babici kit doesn't turn me on at all. I actually think its kinda uninspired. "Just buy Rapha" comes to mind.

The Attaquer stuff is much cooler IMO. But I can't see myself paying $390 for the privilege.
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby skull » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:04 pm

RonK wrote:
boss wrote:
antipodean wrote:Um...No thanks.



I like it. Their tees are cool too.

Were you looking at the Rapha ripoff? :)


I like too.
Good to see the 4 shaw sox and Yellow Bonts reppin
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby reefer » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:06 pm

http://www.ventou.com.au

My wife has some gear from http://www.Shespoke.com.au , which is from ventou I believe.
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:07 pm

Thanks for the good suggestions guys... Will have a look... Can't believe someone doesn't like my fluro kit! Lol
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby sumgy » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:16 pm

boss wrote:
sumgy wrote:
clydesmcdale wrote:Have a look at Babici. Quite Rapha-esque if you're into that sort of thing.


Bought some.
Received it and sent it back the next day.

Love the look of Attaquer's stuff, but $389 for a kit??


I know hey. But it's not that much more than Babici... $300-350 for kit isn't anything to sneeze at.

The babici kit doesn't turn me on at all. I actually think its kinda uninspired. "Just buy Rapha" comes to mind.

The Attaquer stuff is much cooler IMO. But I can't see myself paying $390 for the privilege.


Babici would have to have improved their quality a zillionty% to now be upwards of $300.
They are having a laugh otherwise.
The stuff I got from them was truly awful.
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:24 pm

sumgy wrote:
clydesmcdale wrote:Have a look at Babici. Quite Rapha-esque if you're into that sort of thing.


Bought some.
Received it and sent it back the next day.

Love the look of Attaquer's stuff, but $389 for a kit??

any particular reason u sent it back?
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby sumgy » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:53 pm

Dr_Mutley wrote:
sumgy wrote:
clydesmcdale wrote:Have a look at Babici. Quite Rapha-esque if you're into that sort of thing.


Bought some.
Received it and sent it back the next day.

Love the look of Attaquer's stuff, but $389 for a kit??

any particular reason u sent it back?


As I suggested earlier, the quality was dreadful.
Knicks were almost see through and the jersey fit was awful.
Chamois was not good either.
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:16 pm

sumgy wrote:
boss wrote:
sumgy wrote:[quote="clydesmcdale"]Have a look at Babici. Quite Rapha-esque if you're into that sort of thing.


Bought some.
Received it and sent it back the next day.

Love the look of Attaquer's stuff, but $389 for a kit??


I know hey. But it's not that much more than Babici... $300-350 for kit isn't anything to sneeze at.

The babici kit doesn't turn me on at all. I actually think its kinda uninspired. "Just buy Rapha" comes to mind.

The Attaquer stuff is much cooler IMO. But I can't see myself paying $390 for the privilege.


Babici would have to have improved their quality a zillionty% to now be upwards of $300.
They are having a laugh otherwise.
The stuff I got from them was truly awful.[/quote]

Sorry I missed yr above post, as I think we were posting replies at similar times... Yr clearly a faster typer than me!


thanks for the specifics... I think if your going to bag them, then u probably need to be specific... Sounds like in your case u would've received better value for money going with Charlie Chinese kit if their quality was that bad... I might scrub them of "the try" list... Cheers
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby HappyHumber » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:44 pm

Dear God.... it looks like someone has bitten into a licorice allsort and some nasty blackish grub larvae has exploded out of it.

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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby sumgy » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:57 pm

Dr_Mutley wrote:
Sorry I missed yr above post, as I think we were posting replies at similar times... Yr clearly a faster typer than me!


thanks for the specifics... I think if your going to bag them, then u probably need to be specific... Sounds like in your case u would've received better value for money going with Charlie Chinese kit if their quality was that bad... I might scrub them of "the try" list... Cheers


Yeah, I am more than happy with Champ-Sys.
All our team kit is via them.
As I said, I would love one of the Attaquer kits but no way I am paying $390 for a kit.
I also quite like the Fyxo kits although again they are very Rapha-esque.

I reckon it is hard to beat our team kit though (as modeled by Stefanie Fernandez - Preiksa).

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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby skull » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:11 pm

good looking




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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby boss » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:28 pm

sumgy wrote:
Dr_Mutley wrote:
sumgy wrote:
Bought some.
Received it and sent it back the next day.

Love the look of Attaquer's stuff, but $389 for a kit??

any particular reason u sent it back?


As I suggested earlier, the quality was dreadful.
Knicks were almost see through and the jersey fit was awful.
Chamois was not good either.


They're definitely asking $300! Surprised the kit was crappy.
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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby Baldy » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:51 pm

Skins

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Re: Good Australian Clothing/Kit Manufacturers?

Postby Dr_Mutley » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:28 pm

WyvernRH wrote:Well, they are from NZ really but if you want well made clothing without silly logos all over it try Ground Effect at:
http://www.groundeffect.co.nz/
Cheers
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No kiwi stuff allowed! (unless it's merino of course:-))
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