New motorcycle attire store opens in Sumter

June 10, 2017 - fall Denim

409 Rast St., Sumter

Ph.: 803-661-0409

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Jimmy Lee has been roving motorcycles given he was 12 and has had a motorcycle permit given he was 16. Most bikers in motorcycle clubs have bar vests or jackets, and Jimmy is positively one of them.

When he was in his early 30s in 1992, Lee says he went into a Harley Davidson play to buy a coupler and it cost $590. He pronounced to himself, there’s no approach he was going to compensate that much. He told his wife, Deb, there had to be a approach to get something good for cheaper than that.

“My mother knows me improved than anybody, and she told me, ‘Well, we need to start offered them and start creation them,'” Lee recalled. “And, eventually, we did.”

That same year he started a motorcycle attire company, specializing in offered a vests. Actually, secluded lift weapons’ vests. He pronounced substantially 75 percent of bikers’ vests are secluded carry.

After relocating to Sumter final fall, he non-stop Club Vest Outlet Store during 409 Rast St. on Jun 1. His central grand opening runs from now by Jul 22.

After only offered a vests for several years, he has been conceptualizing them with his possess tag — Club Vest — for a final 6 or 7 years. He says he indeed owns a sovereign heading to Club Vest, and his association is a member of a National Rifle Association Business Alliance.

He has a partnership with a manufacturer, Dream Apparel, formed out of New Jersey. He palm draws a vest design, and a manufacturer produces a certain quantity, such as 100, and ships them to him.

Before relocating to Sumter, Lee and his mother lived in Lancaster, where he formerly had a store for 7 or 8 years until 2015.

He has a outrageous following on a Internet, with 43,000 supporters on Twitter and processes orders online. He caters to sell to opposite supplement clubs. But many supporters wanted him to open another store in sequence to try a vests and other attire on.

After relocating to Sumter, he and his mother motionless a Rast Street storefront would be ideal given it’s subsequent to Shuckers’ bar and grill. Lee estimates about 25 percent of internal bikers rally in Shuckers for food and entertainment. The grill also hosts motorcycle events, he says, including RebelFest in late July.

“My mother said, ‘If you’re meditative of doing a store again, there’s where we wish to be,'” Lee said.

He pronounced he believes with Sumter being a troops city with Shaw Air Force Base, it’s also a win-win for him. He estimates about 80 percent of bikers are former military.

The store sells motorcycle vests in leather and denim, along with other attire gear.

He sells 14 styles of men’s vests, 8 in leather and 6 denim styles. He has dual styles of women’s vests, one in leather and one in denim. He also sells some kids’ vests.

He touts a store as “a loyal opening store with a prices, too.” His says his concentration is to try to give business a high-quality, lower-price choice to higher-priced dealers.

Vests operation from $45 to $110. As distant as other gear, newness helmets start during $20; rings are $10; denim shirts operation from $16 to $19; and all sunglasses are $9.

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