I have several cycling jerseys that have writing on the collars. Each one has the writing on the inside of the collar. Where nobody will ever see it except when it isn't being worn. Why?

  • Could it be the signature/autograph of another rider, perhaps one who wore the jersey? A photo might help.
    – dlu
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 21:25
  • Welcome to Bicycles! More info might help. What does the writing say?
    – andy256
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 21:34
  • I have a Trek Factory jersey that says, "go and take it" and a USMC jersey that say's "Marines" on the inside and others. The very first time I saw it I thought it was just a mistake at the factory. Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 21:49
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    Advertising and packaging - you the prospective purchaser can see it when you're browsing in the shop or online or in a catalogue.
    – Criggie
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 23:40
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    Could be a now more experienced sponsor who did not put "On the outside" in the contract fine print.
    – mattnz
    Commented Oct 11, 2015 at 3:19

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This is a message personally to the wearer of the jersey, for inspiration or so other sort. Its like having a tattoo that isn't visible to the world. Its enjoyment for oneself.

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    This is done on the inside of suit jackets and sport coats all the time; it's intended for the wearer of the garment to notice. Commented Oct 21, 2015 at 18:22

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