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1 pc leathers, buy big, or buy small?? - December 6, 2008, 10:13 AM

im inbetween sizes.. Like a 33.

The measure's are divided in half between a 32 and 34.

I plan to lose a little weight and hit the gym, but it doesnt do me good either way.. While stomach and hips numbers that would go down in size to put me into a 32, chest arms etc will go up to put me into a 34.

The kicker is.. none of the suits fit my height. Im right under 6'3"

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December 6, 2008, 10:29 AM

6'3" and thin? That's a tough fit. My guess is that the only suit that is gonna fit well is a custom made one, or getting an off the shelf suit altered. I know of a couple of thn guys that are tall where MOTOGP stuff, not sure if they make a "tall" version or the owners had them altered.

You want tight. A loose suit wont keep the armor in place when you need.
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6'3" and thin? That's a tough fit. My guess is that the only suit that is gonna fit well is a custom made one, or getting an off the shelf suit altered. I know of a couple of thn guys that are tall where MOTOGP stuff, not sure if they make a "tall" version or the owners had them altered.

You want tight. A loose suit wont keep the armor in place when you need.

Yeah, thats why im buying short because in my opinion, a loose suit, is a useless suit.. Once you go down the slack knotts up and gives you burns similuar to road rash, and obviously exposes skin..

Ive already ahd one skin graph in my time, and some nice scars from road rash, not look for more lol..

Where would one get a suit altered....

My legs arent very long, my arms arent either. Most of my height is in my torso, So i figured i could buy a suit that was a little short on me.

im not really that that thin. I have thinner arms, but pretty large thigh and calf muscle's for my bodies size, and i wide shoulder base.. This whole process sucks.

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There are a few places that have been mentioned on this board in VA that do leather alterations.
I would say buy big and have it adjusted.
Buying small just seems risking it not fitting at all in certain places and being very uncomfortable.


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www.pilotusa.com are fairly inexpensive. They make a helluva suit. Bedo's Leatherworks in falls church, va does alterations and Steve the owner is the man. Been taking my stuff to him since 03'. Then there is Syed Leathers also not outrageous in price. Once again really good stuff. Good luck, seems to be you know how the suit should fit. Most people don't realize how snug a good fitting suit should be.


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www.pilotusa.com are fairly inexpensive. They make a helluva suit. Bedo's Leatherworks in falls church, va does alterations and Steve the owner is the man. Been taking my stuff to him since 03'. Then there is Syed Leathers also not outrageous in price. Once again really good stuff. Good luck, seems to be you know how the suit should fit. Most people don't realize how snug a good fitting suit should be.
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How does it fit when you're sitting on your bike? Too tight and you're going to have problems.


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How much do you weigh? I just picked up an AGV 1pc. I'm 6'1" and 175-180. Size chart said US 46/ EU 36. NO! It was too big in the legs and a little loose from the crotch up to the shoulders (I could stand up straight w/o pinching the boys). Length was ok in the legs/ arms, but since boots and gloves would cover the ankles and wrists I went to a 44.


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As soon as I get the money together, I'm having a custom suit done by Tilt. No suit off the rack will fit me, so I'm going custom. They are reasonably priced with decent reviews as well. http://www.tiltcustoms.com/


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Im 6'2", 200lbs. I have meaty legs, and thinner arms, real long torso, Giant nutts. lol

I think im def. going to go with pilot. I think it will be a great experience and fun to design my own suit, be able to pick my own colors, and designs, and patchs.. I think it would be an awesome experience as well, and the fact I can get a suit for them for a very reasonable price is awesome, and the fact that they are the same company that use to make suits for Ben Spies is even cooler.

For $1000.00 you cant beat it. Ill be going to a taylor in the next week or so to get measured up, as im sure its going to take a little while for them to make the suit, and I want to have it by spring time..
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