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
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.