Fat Kit Friday

FatGuy-TIght KitThe early reviews are in, and it seems that the revived Old Guy kit is running a little snug for some folks.

At 6 feet tall and 175 I feel OK in a large, but it’s summer, and winter is coming! So I might invest in an XL, if only for (ahem) layering purposes.

So, if you have any doubts at all as to whether your usual size will fit, you might consider going up one. There’s no shame in it. Shit, I gotta go 2XL in some of the Euro stuff unless I wanna look like a chorizo swelling up in a skillet.

And if worse comes to worst, Voler advises that they have a great return and exchange policy.

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16 Responses to “Fat Kit Friday”

  1. Russ Williams Says:

    I ordered my 3x this morning! Russ

  2. khal spencer Says:

    That’s my worry–winter, which after all, is what the team is named for, eh? Right now the new kit fits well enough, although If we don’t get some clear days I may bust a stitch or three around the middle.

    I would say the new Medium in the yellow jersey is between the old small and medium. I have one of each of the old ones and indeed, this fits in between. I have used the old small in the occasional citizen’s race when I want to be as….ahem….microwaved chorizo as possible. The old medium is a nice, slightly loose fit.

    To put it in perspective, unlike Patrick, I am vertically challenged. 5’6″ and about 162 lbs. No, its not ALL fat, but other than that, let’s not go there. I can still get into and out of a subcompact car without busting the springs.

  3. Larry T. Says:

    Sizing in clothing, especially cycling clothing is a nightmare…I can tell ya from experience. Santini made our kits and we ordered up to 3X since yours truly at around 5 feet 8 inches and weighing on a good day a bit more than BigTex’ racing weight takes an XL. Remember the daze when Italian stuff was just longer, never wider?
    I remember ordering a US-made jersey years ago in what they called a “club cut” so I took an L. Way too big. We just got some jerseys from Nalini and their L fits just fine. When clients arrive we often give ’em a couple of sizes to try since sizing varies so much and some want ’em skin-tight while others want them to billow in the wind…go figure.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      O, to be sure, Lorenzo. The mags I work for have gone through a variety of different kit manufacturers over the years, and every new outfit is some fresh hell. Voler, Castelli, Capo, Giordana, Panache … the only way to know for sure is to try some on and hope for the best.

      Naturally, we independent contractors were littlest pig at the clothing trough, so I have a wealth of company-logoed shit I won’t be able to wear without surgery.

      You folks back Stateside yet? How’s the touring been?

      • Larry T. Says:

        Our season is complete. Overall we’re happy though we did endure the hottest July in 150 years. Last time it was anywhere near this warm was 2003, but both times (mostly) we were in the high mountains where it was the coolest, though by no means cool. Hauled my fat a__ up and over the Passo Stelvio again this year, so I’m happy. The wife’s in Greece hobknobbing with her fellow philosophical wizards while I wind things up here in Italy. Need to set things up for an easy transition when we come back in January and need to haul stuff down to Sicily for the winter. I’m hoping it won’t be like the last time –
        I’ll make my flaming re-entry into the land of the Big Gulp and Baconater early next week. 😦

  4. bromasi Says:

    Mines a little snug but that inspires me to get out there a ride that bike. my side view is scary.

  5. Pat O'Brien Says:

    That is another great “El Grande” cartoon. He reminds me of someone, not quite sure who.

  6. Charley Auer Says:

    Got my shirt yesterday, size large, a little tight! My old chili peppers jersey (volver)is a bigger large. But just enough to make me ride more, I hope. I love the material, very light, thanks for your effort to make this happen.

  7. Patrick O'Grady Says:

    Gents, I’ve ordered up an XL of v2.0. I’ll report back with sizing impressions.

  8. JerryM Says:

    Just received my “L” original design yellow version today, 35.2 seconds ago. It fits just right with no extra material hanging out for extra drag. I’m about 5 ft 9 in and about 176 lbs. I believe an “XL” would be best for me for cold weather with undershirts, etc. Not to mention the unmentionable weight gain thing 🙂


  9. Pat O'Brien Says:

    I hate to spoil a pleasant mood amongst Mad Dog fans, but my original V2 jersey went on its last ride today. All the elastic is shot, and it flaps in the breeze. So long buddy. What is the proper protocol for disposing of a “OGWGFIW” team jersey with the dignity it deserves?

    • khal spencer Says:

      1. The jersey should be folded in its customary manner.
      2. It is important that a fire be started of sufficient intensity to ensure complete burning of the jersey.
      3. Place the jersey on the fire.
      4. The individual(s) can come to attention, salute the jersey, recite the Mad Dog Creed, and have a brief period of silent reflection.
      5. After the jersey is completely consumed, the fire should then be safely extinguished and the ashes buried.
      6. Please make sure you are conforming to local/state fire codes or ordinances.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Mad Dog Creed? Do I want to know what it is? Are pizza (Sicilian style from a wood fired brick oven) and beer (Fat Tire or a Blue Paddle Pilsner) involved.

      • khal spencer Says:

        Sounds good to me, Pat. As it happens, we now have a beer co-op in Los Alamos. The place is getting downright civilized…

  10. Austin Powers Says:

    any chance of doing t-shirts. The jerseys are a little out of my price range

    • khal spencer Says:

      This all started a long time ago and far away with t-shirts. I had one and was goading Patrick into having Velo News cobble up a bike jersey. Wonder if that is an option.

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