Page 2 of 4

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:54 am
by peted76
Very much like Velobici - https://velobici.cc/
and Ashmei - https://ashmei.com/ he's one of the original Rapha designers, really knows his textiles, the bib shorts are very different (material and compressive) I would love a pair but £££!

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:11 pm
by kgt
+1 on Santini
Many minimal options, top quality and super prices when on sale-outlet.

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:11 pm
by Weenie

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:20 pm
by 853guy
My personal preference is PNS and Café du Cyclist.

The thing with a logo is that the design/font/kerning of that logo, while highly subjective, ultimately determines how one feels about it being plastered everywhere. If “well designed” then I’m less bothered by its inclusion than when it looks like something designed from clip art in a Word document.

The other thing for me, specifically related to PNS, is that I actually appreciate the inclusion of a logo when it acts to break up what would otherwise be a flat block of colour on the back of a garment, potentially aiding in visibility for drivers, especially when reflective.

In terms of fit/cut, I get on well with both PNS and Café du Cyclist, though the former is definitely more compressive in nature than the latter. I bought a PNS Shield jacket this year and the cut across the chest means that when standing I can’t actually relax my shoulders. Makes sense for riding, but when off the bike I need to undo the zip.

Best,

853guy

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:22 pm
by Rudi
Just to point out that La Passione are Italian, not French.

On their kit, I have some of the older stuff but none of the new designs are doing much for me.

I had thought there was another thread like this a couple of years back about "minimalist kit" but I've struggled to find it again.

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:44 pm
by RTW

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:45 pm
by 1415chris
Look at Pedal Mafia Pro and Tech lines, minimalistic logo.

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:18 pm
by Shrike
Think I need to revisit Santini and maybe even Assos. Santini has some really nice bordeaux jerseys and bibs that look to be blacked out. That's definitely not the image I had of them in mind :P Will instagram tonight, see how they look in person.
Edit: they do nice navy bibs too
https://www.santinisms.it/en/ss19-man/r ... 9-color-nt

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:38 pm
by 853guy
Maybe have a look at Search and State, and Brandt-Sorenson, too. I really like the Bernard stuff, but it's pretty logoed up.

https://searchandstate.com

https://brandt-sorenson.com

http://www.bernardridesagain.com/new-products-1

(Disclaimer: No experience with any of the above. Yet.)

Best,

853guy

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:21 pm
by TheRich
robertbb wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:29 am
Who or what is EP?
Employee purchase.

I know it's fashionable to crap on big brands, but this is a nice jersey (in the blue) and they have a couple other offerings with minimal and somewhat subdued logos.
https://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/Shop/R ... 11219676MR

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:58 pm
by guyc
This is a superb jersey, and about as discreet as it gets in black

https://www.assos.com/ss-centojersey-ev ... &color=113

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:08 pm
by Meyercord

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:51 pm
by micky
iheartbianchi wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:45 am

La Passione - The French love their patterns and...
No idea if it's a joke or what but actually La Passione is an italian brand.
Nothing to do with France.


Back to the original topic, how about Giordana? Their prices are in the range of Rapha/PNS/etc.
Otherwise for something more exotic there's Gobik and Tactic from Spain.

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:27 am
by robertbb
TheRich wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:21 pm
robertbb wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:29 am
Who or what is EP?
Employee purchase.

I know it's fashionable to crap on big brands, but this is a nice jersey (in the blue) and they have a couple other offerings with minimal and somewhat subdued logos.
https://www.pearlizumi.com/US/en/Shop/R ... 11219676MR
No UPF rating (due to the mesh), so IMHO it shouldn't even be produced. I can't believe cycling companies want us to wear this stuff under a dangerous sun. You don't need open mesh to get something breathable!

Pearl Izumi elite pursuit spd jersey in fluro blue is my go-to for summer. Breathes just as well as any open mesh jersey, washes superbly and it's got UPF50+ rating:

Image

Image

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:24 am
by iheartbianchi
micky wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:51 pm
iheartbianchi wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:45 am

La Passione - The French love their patterns and...
No idea if it's a joke or what but actually La Passione is an italian brand.
Nothing to do with France.


Back to the original topic, how about Giordana? Their prices are in the range of Rapha/PNS/etc.
Otherwise for something more exotic there's Gobik and Tactic from Spain.
Got confused with Cafe du Cycliste.

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:24 am
by Weenie

Re: Classy looking kit without loads of logos all over it?

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:39 pm
by Rudi
Many thanks, that was the one I was thinking about.