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oldpotatoe
10-07-2014, 07:04 AM
http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/10/mtb/first-look-conation-collectives-western-mountain-bike-gear_348496

Pearl buttons, really? yeehaw...

bewheels
10-07-2014, 07:51 AM
Wow. People will go a long way to make it look like they are not serious about riding a bike.

dogdriver
10-07-2014, 08:26 AM
Huh.

Next, someone is going to come up with a helmet that looks like a hipster knit cap.

velotel
10-07-2014, 12:34 PM
Or a helmet that looks like you're not wearing one.

hummus_aquinas
10-07-2014, 12:37 PM
they're pearl snaps and they rule. 10/10 would buy (an old western shirt at a thrift store)

eippo1
10-07-2014, 01:08 PM
they're pearl snaps and they rule. 10/10 would buy (an old western shirt at a thrift store)

I know, you could probably find something that looks just like that line at a thrift store that will work 80% as well, being cheap polyester.

CunegoFan
10-07-2014, 01:19 PM
City Slickers, the Hipster Edition.

http://images.starpulse.com/Photos/Previews/City-Slickers-mv04.jpg

bobswire
10-07-2014, 02:07 PM
Well if you wait long enough they'll show up at some of the discount sites, I got this shirt for $14 shipped. I don't wear it riding but like it as a casual shirt, has a rear pocket and side vents,this is about as "dressed up" you'll find me. Hey maybe the new Paceline caps will work with it?

http://i62.tinypic.com/v5hi52.jpg

enr1co
10-07-2014, 03:20 PM
GL to the fella on his business venture.

Tough space to compete with his shirts listing at $160 though when you have comparable western-like shirt products, variety and more competitive pricing from companies like http://www.clubrideapparel.com/collections/mens-jerseys/products/go-west

Some may be willing to pay premium for the Made in USA factor but could care less about paying any premium for the "reflection of the fabrics Hayes' has sourced".

I do have a couple Club Ride shirts purchased for ~$29 on sale which I have used mostly as street wear or may wear them on casual hikes or casual bike path rides wih the family.

ColnagoFan
10-07-2014, 03:27 PM
GL to the fella on his business venture.

Tough space to compete with his shirts listing at $160 though when you have comparable western-like shirt products, variety and more competitive pricing from companies like http://www.clubrideapparel.com/collections/mens-jerseys/products/go-west

Some may be willing to pay premium for the Made in USA factor but could care less about paying any premium for the "reflection of the fabrics Hayes' has sourced".

I do have a couple Club Ride shirts purchased for ~$29 on sale which I have used mostly as street wear or may wear them on casual hikes or casual bike path rides wih the family.

Yeah, I was going to suggest CR. Good stuff, haven't used it, but have checked it out in person, it's nice.
No pearl, but hey...