After three years in the original kit design, Team Tom's Bicycles will be in new kits for the 2012 season. The new kits feature jerseys and bibs from Hincapie's Velocity line and new vests, arm warmers, knee warmers, and leg warmers from Hincapie's Element collection.
We had a "fit party" in December to try on the new products and all I can say is that the materials and workmanship from Hincapie Sports is top notch.
Last year was my first year as the team's "Apparel Chairman" and it was a huge pain to keep track of everyone's individual order, collect money, and place the total order with our previous vendor. This year we used KitOrder.com to streamline our ordering process and I have to say that this service is worth every penny. If you are reading this and you are responsible for placing kit orders for your team, you owe it to yourself to check out this service.
Designing a whole new look for a team can be pretty stressful, but I think we did a pretty good job of modernizing our kits while still maintaining a classic look (and of course we kept the Orange and Black).
Changes this year include even more Orange, contrast stitching, and a new logo that incorporates our team's Twitter handle @teamtoms. (Right now you are asking yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?")