Fashion Friday

Old Guy kit: The original (left) and the second edition.

Old Guy kit: The original (left) and the second edition.

Attention, DogMart shoppers! Today’s yellow-light special is … new Old Guy jerseys.

I just got off the phone with one of the fine folks at Voler and we’re setting the wheels in motion, as it were. The general idea is that rather than do this the old-fashioned way — book a reservation date, set a production schedule, wait seven weeks to ship, etc., et al., and so on and so forth — we set up an on-demand deal that could have kit in your hot little hands in fairly short order.

Best of all, Voler will handle all the heavy lifting of order fulfillment, so you won’t be at the mercy of the notorious Irish work ethic. (“What’s a shovel for then if not to lean upon?”)

The op’ should be not unlike the one Drunkcyclist uses to get its kit to the people. I’m awaiting an email from the gent who makes all these Lycra dogs bark, so when I hear something, so will you. I’ll post an announcement on the DogPage and drop a permanent link into the sidebar at right.

And thanks to everyone who kept pestering me on this. It sounds like a win-win for all concerned, save the poor sods who have to look at us wearing this stuff.

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31 Responses to “Fashion Friday”

  1. Russ Says:

    Patrick,
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I guess this means I can removed the pins from the voodoo doll I have of you.
    Russ Williams’Liberty, MO.

  2. John in Gj Says:

    You mean I’ll finally get to retire my Euro cut Zed jersey that’s now two sizes too small (for some inexplicable reason)?

    • Russ Says:

      I asked Patrick at Interbike one year, why he even sold the jersey in small, medium or even large? They obviously are too small to join the fraternity.
      Russ

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Oy. Euro cut. I got a couple of those I couldn’t get into without surgery. On me and the kit.

      • John in GJ Says:

        Back when I worked in the “biz” I had a customer call it “the sausage cut”. It stuck.

        So I’m guessing my soon to be Old Guys Who Get Fat In Winter jersey will be tailored a bit more…relaxed?

  3. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Thanks Bro! I am going old school with the yellow. Also, will let my LBS know about it. But, only after I order mine, of course. I think you have a pic of me in the first gen yellow jersey with a yellow C’Dale, a yellow helmet in a field of yellow Mexican sunflower. I wear Voler jerseys and road shorts exclusively. Great quality made in USA.

  4. bromasi Says:

    The power of the vote,I guess I will have to start training to fit a size ????. Thanks

  5. Steve O'Dell (@AtTheBreach) Says:

    What’s a shovel for then if not to lean upon?

    My other fave:
    Why did the English invent the wheelbarrow?
    To teach the Irish to walk upright.

    • Russ Says:

      One of my Irish ancesters had a comment written about him that he was “the first Irish male to die sober”.
      Russ

    • John in GJ Says:

      I had a friend who worked for the local county road department. I told him that some day I was going to put a kickstand on a shovel and put him out of work.

      Oh, and he was Irish.

  6. khal spencer Says:

    Count me in, Patrick. Also, when I get a new one, does the Old Town owner still need an original? I tried to get into my “small” yellow jersey today and it was mortifying. Almost thought of taking the 9mm hole punch to the brain….not really.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      My first gen yellow old guy jersey is long gone.

      Khal, relax bud, take two Blue Paddle pilsners tonight, three if necessary, and call me in the morning for further nutritional instructions.

    • DownhillBill Says:

      Khal, I have found that lycra is prone to serious shrinkage if left in a drawer too long.

  7. David Schweizer Says:

    Woohoo! Thank you! Thank you!

  8. Libby Says:

    You have been busy! Love the art and the placement!

  9. Doug Glondeniz Says:

    I have one of each of those Jerseys, Pat. The nice part is that they are always conversation starters !

  10. Dale Says:

    Maddog,

    If you get no love, there is a place in Maryland that may be able to fulfill. C R Daniels in Ellicott City, MD that may be able to complete the task. They do an amazing array of metal and fabric work. Ask for Gary, and say that Dale from Worcester sent you (no secret knock is needed).

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      I’ve been to Ellicot City a number of times. Used to have business trips to the Maritime Institute. I would go to Ellicot City for antique milk bottles, microbrews, and dinner. It reminded me of Bisbee, Arizona.

  11. Jon Paulos Says:

    Wahoo! I’m in, I’m in! Jerseys! Bib shorts if they’ll do them. Any options for vests? As for the sizing, if it’s for me, I’m with Russ for myself, but there are others on the Christmas list who are not as, ahem, generously proportioned as myself. This is great news.

  12. Ryan Says:

    I have the second edition and it is easily the most commented Jersey I have every worn especially by ladies who laugh and want to get for the hubby. The great thing is I am now even fatter than when I got that jersey for a new (extra) larger one would be cool. So I got that going for me….which is nice

  13. DownhillBill Says:

    Have to say that I’ve gotten more comments on the “In dog years I’m dead” line on the MDM jersey than anything else. My Gen2 Fat Guy jersey is definitely worse for wear after a crash or two, great to have a new one in time for the Worlds.

  14. DownhillBill Says:

    And, ya know, some El Lardo Taco Town bibs might be just the ticket too!

  15. JerryM Says:

    I need at least one of these! Probably the yellow one… maybe one of each. I think I’ve seen Khal riding around displaying his.

  16. Jon Paulos Says:

    DownhillBill’s statement reminds me of timing. I’ll be in Richmond for worlds. I’m hoping to be able to get it in time.

  17. grumbly oldguy Says:

    Oh goody. No more choriso cut jersey. This will be good.

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