last night i received an email back from the good folks at outlier.
Hi Beth, Much apologies, your email came as quite a shock to us, we certainly did not name our pants with the intention of robbing or offending anyone. We were not in anyway actively aware of your keirin cut campaign. However in digging through our old emails we did find someone sending us a link over 25 months ago to your site. It’s a great name and likely stuck with us while the source of it regrettably did not. We’ve added a link and acknowledgment to our site. If you’d like to chat further, please give us a call at our office and we’ll be happy to chat. Best regards and apologies for any confusion.a very nice letter, indeed and thanks very much for the response and link on your website. of course i did not have the name trademarked, nor am i much for legal snafus with small, homegrown businesses.
i thought about it long and hard on my whole 15 minute commute home, and decided there is only one true course of action: the keirin cut dungarees must go to the test!!!
there is lots of skepticism about these pants because of this skinny model, who clearly does not belong in the big-quad club.
i mean. i don't even think he could squat the bar.
do these pants actually fit big-quaded keirin riders like they claim? i think they need to be put to the test.
i propose the following folks be testers:
#1 - dana feiss
and thanks pat benson for the bitchin' photo!
no one has bigger quads than gio. no one. and even if they have a bigger measurement... proportionally speaking, no one has a bigger quad measurement. gio's quads are so big, he can really only ride a bike, as he must slightly waddle to walk because of the ginormous muscle he possesses.
i mean, gio's quads are so big, he can't even wear normal clothes. only spandex. so if these dungarees can fit him, then i think i will definitely approve of the keirin cut name.
i mostly choose steven beardsley as tester number three... because, well, no one is really any damn funnier. i mean, he wears pink. he team is the gentle lovers. and, yeah, his quads are pretty damn big too.
#4 jennie reed
lastly, who better to be testing the truth of dungarees more than WORLD KEIRIN CHAMPION jennie reed?
yeah, jennie has turned enduro this year. but her quads are still huge. i know because i touched them in seattle this summer. and trust me, they were solid. it is rare you see quads that are just as big at the bottom part of the quad, than the top of the quad. that is what it takes to be world champion.
and world champions need pants!!!
what makes you think that world keirin champion will test your pants. well, she became my facebook friend. finally. so she does what my blog tells her to do.
so, mr. abe- are you game? will you undergo a testing of your pantalons with some real keirin riders? if they fit, i will be more than happy for you to use the name.
if they do not, i kindly ask you to change the name to some lame-sounding endurance event like: scratch style or olympic style omnium make, or madison leg....
secondly: make some jeans for women using my test models for sizing. that was the whole point of my campaign anyway!