There's a whole host of reasons any/all of these might not be appropriate for a wider Pirate order, but if only to show what other suppliers are able to offer in terms of kit and ordering process, about 20 minutes of googling has turned up 3 apparently well regarded custom kit suppliers over here. Will check them out a bit more when I have a chance.
"People can recommend any number of other kit suppliers but it needs people to do something about it"
I think I see the flaw in the cunning plan ...
My original LG stuff is coming to the end of it's useful life so will be in the market for new kit in the next 12 months or so. I'm happy to do what I can from here, but as most Pirates are UK based, and can see and share samples from their tri clubs/local friends, I'm probably of even less practical assistance than usual.
I'll check out some local custom options in the unlikely event they'd be an option for the masses in the UK, or to just do a once off order for me.
+1 for a review of options. There must be one or more suppliers out there who can do decent kit, online, without the need to manually batch and dispatch orders over many months. Does it *really* matter if there is more than one supplier, and people do their own thing, to suit their own sizing, timing, and budget? Not racing kit, but I got a black polo shirt done with a yellow skull and crossbones by Vistaprint, just uploaded the logo.
Apart from LG and Impsport, who are all the big UK tri clubs using for their custom kit?