Republik MTB's fresh threads.

Dec 4, 2008
by Jordan Holmes  
Nowadays the clothing business is a rough place to be. Basically, you can make or break it. Look back at this past year and think about how many clothing companies have fallen off the radar, or gone bankrupt. Big companies have a firm grip on the clothing, and clothing design industry, and appear to have the ability to guess the next coming trend. It used to be baggy, way to big clothes, and it's now being transformed into a more tight fitting, so to try and guess the movement is as complicated as it gets. Republik MTB has a small lineup of refined clothing, each of which have a unique design or feature, making them stand out from the others.

It's nice when you see a small company can make a line up of clothing that appeals to today's youth, but is also functional.Republik MTB is a Bend Oregon based clothing company that is starting to make a name for themselves. With such riders as Mike Montgomery, Adam Hauck, Jim Tharp, Kyle Norbraten, Kyle Jameson and Garret Saul rocking out in Republik clothing every day, they're making a small impact on the Slopestyle and Dirt Jumping scenes of the sport.

With their own style going into their products, Republik tries to make something unique about each of their pieces. Recently we ordered up some Republik wear, including the new Six Pack Jean, and the TC Signature shirt. I opened up our package to see the main logo on the TC Signature shirt, wow! Consisting of a massive jaw filled with big gnarly teeth, some creepy eagle staring out the middle, and wings falling off each side, the TC Signature shirt is defiantly a looker. The logo has a raw feeling to it, like someone drew the logo right onto the t-shirt in front of you. With a subtle Republik logo on the back, right shoulder, the TC Signature shirt is defiantly a cool thread.






Along with the TC Signature shirt we received a pair of the Six Pack Jeans. The Six Pack jeans are super comfy, like, SUPER comfy. I think the comment was made "they are as comfy as sweat pants, but are jeans!". That was a text message I received at about 9:45pm the other night from Tyler, after he had just tried on his new Six Pack's (thankfully the jeans are stretchy as Tyler lacks any other form of Six Pack and has to get over the pony keg still). "They are stretchy like sweat pants, but secure and strong like jeans". It's all so true! Without a belt, my Six Pack pants would be lost. They feature a button up zipper for safety, and style, while sporting a very loose fitting design. Moto stitching makes sure these babies stay together, while the gusseted crotch allows for free motion. The Six Pack jeans are made out of 98% Cotton, and 2% Spandex, which gives it that stretchy, comfortable feeling. Another nice feature are the over sized belt loops. I've had a custom leather belt for the past 2 years, and none of my pants fit my belt, but now all is well in the world again.

Gusseting for your down tube

Gusseting for your down tube





Along with a very comfortable cut, the Six Pack jeans feature a pant leg retention system. It's featured on the right leg, and is a simple loop and button setup. Connect the two, and you have a tight inboard pant leg. What exactly does that help with? Keeping your fancy new jeans out of the chain. Nothing sucks more than putting a nice big grease stain, or even worse tearing a big hole in your brand new jeans.





We also picked up some other cool items, Karl managed to wrangle his way into a Beer Can Shirt. Featuring a really cool, multi-colored logo design on the front and back. Republik has created some really nice products and have thought them through as well, and it shows through on the final product.

Republik MTB makes some nice threads, and I would suggest anyone who's in the market for some nice new riding clothes to check them out.


28 Comments

  • + 11
 The pants look alright, but that shirt is LAME.
  • + 1
 Yes, way cheese factor cheezeweasel!
  • + 9
 i like the pant leg retention system, a lot better than the good old sock tuck.
  • + 6
 I like the extra material in the crouch. Every time i footplant i rip the shit out of my jeans. It doesn't help sell the product when almost everything on the website is listed as "SOLD OUT"
  • + 2
 I have those jeans and they really are super-comfortable. The first jeans I ever bought were made by Fox and they were awesome, but now I rarely wear them because the Six Pack jeans are so comfortable and nice looking. The gusseted crotch does a great job of keeping your junk cool too, since there isn't a seam right between your nuts.

It could just be me, but it feels like they've shrunk since I bought them. I have washed them approximately 2-3 times, and the fit is noticeably tighter now. Or I've just gotten fatter legs Big Grin
  • + 1
 The idea for the diamond gusset in the crotch is not new at all. Been around in climbing for decades!
  • + 2
 The jeans are amazing and worth every penny, you definitely need a belt though. The shirt is what it is, I think it's kind of nice not having cookie cutter logo tee's all the time. No one should wear their clothes that way however.
  • + 2
 lmao i find it funny how no one gets that this goofy shot is just for laughs
  • + 1
 Of course they get it... they just want to rip him a new one anyway! Punks....
  • + 5
 sweet-Lynyrd Skynyrd T !!!
  • - 13
flag l-lellraiser (Dec 4, 2008 at 6:31) (Below Threshold)
 FAIL
  • - 1
 thats not a synyrd t
  • + 2
 The shirt is probably the worst in their whole line. Shirt is awful. Put on some cowboy boots and your a retiree going the social at the Legion!
  • + 0
 i have a pair of these and love them. i'm a bit of jeans whore and these are my favorite pair for sure. i've ate shit riding with them a bunch and they're very durable compared to my other jeans.
  • + 1
 That shirt is FUGLY. It looks like something you would see at an MMA show... I like MMA, but the clothes are all hideous.
  • + 1
 i don't know if your shirt is tucked in as a joke or if you seriously wear your clothes like that
  • + 2
 Typically you will find JOrdan in the biggest shirt he can find, this was done simply for humor and photo purposes.
  • + 2
 he looks like the older brother out of E.T haha
  • + 0
 DUDE YOU SOOOO NAILED IT!!!!
  • - 1
 yeah really.is true,looks like the older brother!from ET movie !hahahahahahahahahahaaa.ashuashua!!!!and he ride too!!
  • - 2
 there's lots of jeans out there that have spandex in them that work mint for riding. if they get caught in your drivetrain they are clearly not tight enough. if you're goin for the 60 year old indigenous look go for the shirt.
  • + 1
 like the jeans, shirt.. not so much
  • + 0
 wow those clothes are kinda ooogely
  • - 2
 Take a minute to ask yourself: WWIBT?


why would I buy this?
  • - 2
 Take a minute to ask yourself: WWIRT


why would I read this?
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