BlueHippo Collection - Panache Cyclewear Co.

BlueHippo Collection

Oh YES. Welcome to the Panache Guest Artist Boutique. This installment is from BlueHippo a cyclist, cartoonist, artist from Austin, TEXAS.

All Guest Artist apparel is offered for pre-order only.

PRE-ORDER ONLY -  Estimated ship date: June 1, 2017

30% off - Use Coupon Code "BlueHippo" at checkout.

      ABOUT BLUEHIPPO

      Panache has worked with BlueHippo on a few of his own kits and we loved the vibe and asked him if he'd be game to do a kit for Panache. Here's the 411 of BlueHippo from the man himself:

      My name is Karl Schmidt, though online I go by BlueHippo. I've been BlueHippo since maybe 2003/2004 and started doing cartoons and illustrations for weebls-stuff forums and then to Newgrounds, and kept the alias running ever since. A lot of people ask what the name means, but I was just a highschool kid who would doodle hippos in class and blue was my favorite color. (thankfully I didn't stick with my first screen name sk8rkid15 when I was in 7th grade) 

      I've always loved cartoons, bright, fun, colorful, playful.. the expressions a cartoons face can display are elating to me, though I didn't really use any cartoons in this particular piece for Panache. When asked to make a kit for them, I really wanted to try to take their logos and make a bunch of patterns and fun designs out of them. I know they don't like to over-brand, but I hope that you guys feel it more of a design than a brand. 

      I used to do web graphic design for a living, but found feeding the hungry during lunch on a bike for money to be more enjoyable, so in order to get out the creative juices I design bike garb, like cycling kits and water bottles. 

      I love riding bikes as much as I love bicycles themselves. I'm a #metalbikesaremetal kinda guy; I don't really race (just the party races) so I don't need a what we call "floopy doop bike". I love all kinds of cycling, though first a fixie foo to spandex roadie, I eventually fell in love with the dirt and rocks as well. When I get married next year, Samantha and I will go on a month long honeymoon down the West coast, which will be a new experience for sure.  I love Fred rides; I love "partying on two wheels" with the squad all day. I also love trying to hunt down bikes and bike parts for my friends.. I check eBay and Craigslist like a normal person checks their Facebook, though groups like Steel Is Real and Classic MTB gets me peeping my feed occasionally. 

      That was probably more than anybody wanted to know. I just want to add more color to the world, and put a bike in every person's hands.

      Happy riding and be safe! 

      BlueHippo

       

      Why pre-order the Guest Artist Kit?

      1. BRO/SIS, do not be that person that asks on social a couple months from now, “Dude, where do I get that kit???”  That answer to that question is “You don’t”, unless you have a DeLorean and can get it up to 88 MPH.  This is a PRE-ORDER only.  Get it NOW.
      2. 30% off is a smoking deal.  It’s like you know somebody in the biz.  Or found an industry insider card on the ground at Interbike.
      3. Seriously, if this kit looks this good on a screen, you know it’s gonna look badass in person. 

       

      Size Charts
      MEN'S SIZE CHART  (bib shorts, SS jerseys, skinsuits)
      Men Waist Height Chest
      2X Small 24 - 27 < 5'0" 30 - 33
      X Small 26 - 29 5'0" - 5'2 "33 - 35
      Small 28 - 31 5'1" - 5'9" 35 - 37
      Medium 30 - 34 5'4" - 5'11" 37 - 40
      Large 33 - 37 5'6" - 6'2" 40 - 42
      X Large 36 - 41 5'8" - 6'5" 42 - 44
      2X Large 40 - 45 5'10" > 44 - 46
      3X Large 44 - 50 5'11" > 46 - 48
      WOMEN'S KIT SIZE CHART (bib shorts, shorts, SS jerseys, skinsuits)
      Women Waist Height Chest
      X Small 24 - 27 < 5'0" 30 - 33
      Small 26 - 29 5'0" - 5'5" 33 - 35
      Medium 28 - 31 5'2" - 5'9" 35 - 37
      Large 30 - 34 5'4" - 5'11" 37 - 40
      X Large 33 - 37 5'6" - 6'2" 40 - 42
      2X Large 36 - 41 5'8" - 6'5" 42 - 44
      3X Large 40 - 45 5'10" > 44 - 46
      UNISEX SIZE CHART (jackets, vests, base layers, superlight jersey)
      Unisex Waist Height Chest
      X Small 26 - 29 < 5'2" 33 - 35
      Small 28 - 31 5'1" - 5'9" 35 - 37
      Medium 30 - 34 5'4" - 5'11" 37 - 40
      Large 33 - 37 5'6" - 6'2" 40 - 42
      X Large 36 - 41 5'8" - 6'5" 42 - 44
      2X Large 40 - 45 5'10" > 44 - 46
      3X Large 44 - 50 5'11" > 46 - 48
      SHOE COVER SIZE CHART
      Size US Men US Women EU
      Small < 6.5 < 8 < 39
      Medium < 8 9 - 11 40 - 41
      Large 9.5 - 10 11.5+ 42 - 43
      X Large 11 - 11.5 44 - 45
      2X-Large 12.5 > 46 >
      SOCK SIZE CHART
      Size US Men US Women EU
      Small < 7 < 8.5 < 39
      Medium 7.5 - 9.5 9 - 11 39 - 43.5
      Large 10 - 12 11.5 + 44 - 46
      X Large 12.5 + 46.5 +
      GLOVE SIZE CHART Measure (inches) the circumference around your palm at the widest point below your knuckles excluding your thumb.
      Size Unisex
      X Small < 7
      Small 7 - 8
      Medium 8 - 9
      Large 9 - 10
      X Large 10 - 11
      ARM WARMER SIZE CHART
      Size Width at wrist Width at bicep Length
      X Small 7.5 cm 12 cm 43.5 cm
      Small 8 cm 12.5 cm 45.5 cm
      Medium 8.5 cm 14 cm 47.5 cm
      Large 9 cm 14.5 cm 49 cm
      X Large 9 cm 16 cm 50 cm
      2X-Large 9.5 cm 17 cm 53.5 cm
      KNEE WARMER SIZE CHART
      Size Width at calf Width at thigh Length
      X Small 11.5 cm 16.5 cm 42.5 cm
      Small 12 cm 19 cm 43.5 cm
      Medium 12.5 cm 20.5 cm 45.5 cm
      Large 13 cm 22 cm 47 cm
      X Large 13.5 cm 22.5 cm 50 cm
      2X-Large 14 cm 23 cm 51 cm
      LEG WARMER SIZE CHART
      Size Width at ankle Width at thigh Length
      X Small 8.5 cm 16.5 cm 66.5 cm
      Small 9 cm 18 cm 68 cm
      Medium 9.5 cm 19 cm 69.5 cm
      Large 10 cm 20 cm 71 cm
      X Large 10.5 cm 21.5 cm 73 cm
      2X-Large 11 cm 22 cm 75 cm