New bike T-shirts from Howies

There's no such thing as having too many T-shirts...

by Mat Brett   March 11, 2013  

Howies Steel Frames

Howies have some new bike-related T-shirts in their range that we thought we’d show you very quickly. As everyone knows, you can’t have too many T-shirts

This Steel Frames one (main pic) is pretty cool, an obvious tribute to Reynolds (are we allowed to say that? No one is going to get sued, are they?). To save you squinting, it says:

Guaranteed to Ride
Steel Frames
365
Days of the year
Manufactured by howies in the United Kingdom

 

Next up is the very roadie Hills Not Pills.

And finally, Howies are doing their classic logo in a reflective print. You’re probably not going to ride all that far in a cotton T-shirt but it’ll add a little extra visibility hacking around town.

Actually, we’ll show you one more for luck. It’s got nothing to do with cycling but this Porridge T-shirt is neat. And porridge is, indeed, the breakfast of champions.

All of these T-shirts are regular fit organic cotton and are priced £25.

The guys at Howies tell us that they have their new bike range arriving very soon.

“It's a real return to the roots for us and a real focus on functional, design-led kit,” said Howies’ Alex Murphy.

We’ll post details as soon as we get them.

For more info go to www.howies.co.uk

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£25 for a t-shirt, think i will go down primark

posted by alpking [5 posts]
11th March 2013 - 17:49

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At Wits End

alpking wrote:
£25 for a t-shirt, think i will go down primark

very nice, enjoy that

posted by russyparkin [575 posts]
11th March 2013 - 18:43

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Love the steel one - only problem is I don't ride steel these days!

If I could have, say, 6 bikes, would it stop me drooling over others that I don't have?

posted by notfastenough [2879 posts]
11th March 2013 - 18:55

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alpking wrote:
£25 for a t-shirt, think i will go down primark

And pay over the odds at Primark? You're having a laff. What's wrong with Aldi etc etc?

posted by Mat Brett [1806 posts]
11th March 2013 - 19:45

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alpking wrote:
£25 for a t-shirt, think i will go down primark

"£1500 for a bicycle? It's not any really better than my mum's Apollo!"

No, they are not cheap. £25 buys you a substantial t-shirt made in Portugal from organic cotton and hand printed in limited numbers in Wales.

I have Howies t-shirts, cheap t-shirts and some in between. The Howies ones fit me best while the cheap ones never fit right, soon go baggy or frayed and are usually more work to iron. While a Howies tee may not last longer than five £5 ones I know which I'd rather wear.

There is a huge environmental and human cost to non-organic cotton production, see http://www.panna.org/resources/cotton

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posted by Simon E [1884 posts]
11th March 2013 - 20:33

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Personally I'd like one which says "Old Rosie - breakfast of champions".

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posted by Doctor Fegg [128 posts]
11th March 2013 - 23:59

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Doctor Fegg wrote:
Personally I'd like one which says "Old Rosie - breakfast of champions".

"Old Rosie - Breakfast of Paraffins" would be more accurate.

posted by farrell [1247 posts]
12th March 2013 - 12:46

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"It’s got nothing to do with cycling but this Porridge T-shirt is neat"

Porridge got nothing to do with cycling? Are you kidding me?
Cycling wouldnt even happen if it wasnt for porridge.
Not in our house anyway.

posted by Some Fella [707 posts]
12th March 2013 - 19:14

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Simon E wrote:

I have Howies t-shirts, cheap t-shirts and some in between. The Howies ones fit me best while the cheap ones never fit right, soon go baggy or frayed and are usually more work to iron. While a Howies tee may not last longer than five £5 ones I know which I'd rather wear.

You *iron* your T-shirts?! Blimey.

I like Howies Ts although I find the sizing a bit awkward. The larges are a tiny bit too small but the XLs are way too big. Perhaps I should just lay off the pies. I don't think they last any longer than other brands though...maybe that's cos I don't iron them Smile

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posted by Martin Thomas [566 posts]
13th March 2013 - 10:09

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Martin Thomas wrote:
You *iron* your T-shirts?! Blimey.

I'm not one for the slept-in-it look... at least not my t-shirts Wink

Martin Thomas wrote:
I don't think they last any longer than other brands though...maybe that's cos I don't iron them Smile

Sorry, reading it again I didn't phrase my comment very well. Some of Howies clothes are intended to last well, but it's usually the heavier outer garments. They used to make a few items called 'handmedown' with that in mind (an insight here).

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posted by Simon E [1884 posts]
13th March 2013 - 13:54

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alpking wrote:
£25 for a t-shirt, think i will go down primark

Life not panned out quite as you expected it to?

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posted by Municipal Waste [190 posts]
13th March 2013 - 21:40

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