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Brands that just 'work' for you (I love Pearl Izumi)

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by GrahamG, 28 Sep 2007.

  1. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Don't you just love it when you find a brand that works for you - you know, like the ideal cut/tailoring for your body shape/size whilst also accommodating your aesthetical requirements.
    My third Pearl Izumi jacket arrived this morning (just in time for my Shrewsbury to Brum jaunt at the weekend!) and I'm well chuffed again - I'm a bit porky and well built but their Large fits wonderfully well and the cut is flattering. More importantly, they all look very nice and can be worn off the bike. Got compliments on the new one at work when I got in this morning.

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/ProductDetail.aspx?Cat=cycle&ProdID=5360030710&N=Pearl Izumi Infinity Jacket

    Just thought I'd share!
     
  2. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Don't really have an affinity with any particular brand myself.. Well except maybe Marstons. Jacket looks nice, but what colours are 'fountain/martini' ffs? Is that what's pictured?
     
  3. giant man

    giant man New Member

    Location:
    Essex innit?
    yes i do agree, Pearl Izumi, and of course Assos too, always fits well.
     
  4. slow down

    slow down New Member

    Location:
    Walsall
    Assos for me - yes it is expensive and I baulked at the price until I got a good deal on an Airblock Jacket. Since then never considered anything else.
     
  5. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I seem to have sold my soul to Specialized. I own the helmet, the shoes and the gloves and am starting to work my way into the other stuff too. Not the bikes though...
     
  6. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I've only been at this a month, so I don't have strong preferences, other than for Foska jerseys - mine is easily the best piece of kit I own - superb fit and cut (for me at least) and I'll be saving the pennies for another one.
     
  7. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bolton
    I went into my local Aldi yesterday without any intention of buying, just to see how much stuff was left. They must have looked at the design of their cycle clothing a bit more this time as the fifteen quid jackets were a very snug well tailored fit. If it would have had more pockets on the back I may have been tempted into an impulse buy.

    As it was I walked out with the last pair of bib tights, these seemed to fit better than last years as well.
     
  8. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    well the only brand that seems to have normal sizes are Nike...mos tother brands that say they have an xl or above option are infact lying because their idea of xl is in fact midget size.:biggrin:
     
  9. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Endura work well for me. sizing and fit are great and spot on everytime
     
  10. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    I'm currently loving my Northwave shoes, and Endura are always a good opion - not expensive, but well made and well fitted.
    From experience, although I like the styling, the fit on campagnolo clothing is atrocious.
     
  11. trio25

    trio25 Über Member

    I find Nike womens clothing on the small side, saying that the longs fit me perfectly, not too long, other makes I end up rolling up!
     
  12. rustychisel

    rustychisel Well-Known Member

  13. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I'm at the point now when I'm stopping all the mail order tom foolery when it comes to essential clothing (like shorts/tights or anything else lycra or skin tight) as the sizing is just too much guess work and I can't be bothered with the hassle of returns.
     
  14. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I second Adidas
     
  15. simon_adams_uk

    simon_adams_uk Über Member

    Location:
    SW London
    Ditto Foksa.
    Their baggy shorts are close to perfection (for me at any rate)!

    S