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Jacket Sizing - February 11, 2011, 06:08 PM

So im in the market for buying a new leather jacket, but this time around i want it to fit perfectly. I have a weird build in that im a size small, but my chest is way too big for such a size. So my question is, is it easier to make alterations to a jacket where the chest needs to be expanded OR is it easier to make alterations to a jacket where the arms need to be shortened (this would be going up a size to a medium).

The jacket in question is Shift vertex leather jacket, ive had jackets from them before in size medium and small. The small had good arm length, but was too small in the chest and the medium was good in the chest, but the arms were a bit too long...

Im thinking about getting the small and hoping the leathner will expand a lil bit as well as i wear it. And it needs to be shift so it can atttach the shift pants.. Thanks!
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February 11, 2011, 07:34 PM

go med and trim down... more of a custom fit and will be best
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February 12, 2011, 10:19 PM

Thanks...i just unexpectadly ended up getting a cortech one piece cuz it was reallly cheap...still same prob tho, tight in the chest but everything else is perfect
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February 12, 2011, 10:26 PM

maybe try other brands for better fit? might be like helmets you know!


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Big up top and narrow waist - buy a women's jacket....they're cut like that


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February 17, 2011, 07:37 AM

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Big up top and narrow waist - buy a women's jacket....they're cut like that
That might actually work. But then again, they also look like womens jackets as well. lol
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So im in the market for buying a new leather jacket, but this time around i want it to fit perfectly. I have a weird build in that im a size small, but my chest is way too big for such a size. So my question is, is it easier to make alterations to a jacket where the chest needs to be expanded OR is it easier to make alterations to a jacket where the arms need to be shortened (this would be going up a size to a medium).

The jacket in question is Shift vertex leather jacket, ive had jackets from them before in size medium and small. The small had good arm length, but was too small in the chest and the medium was good in the chest, but the arms were a bit too long...

Im thinking about getting the small and hoping the leathner will expand a lil bit as well as i wear it. And it needs to be shift so it can atttach the shift pants.. Thanks!

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August 17, 2011, 08:19 AM

You should talk to a shop like Bedos. You might find that it's less expensive to get a custom made to measure jacket than it is for you to buy an off the shelf and have it hacked up.

And +1 to checking out other brands and jackets with in a brand. There's a lot of variations out there.
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August 17, 2011, 11:51 AM

Hey Riz - been while....I thought you coming this side in August?

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Try all brands and go custom including two piece as one piece puts a little more spec to align. If I remember correct you don't look that bad
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Hey Ram, I ended up coming in July and im coming in a couple of weeks, but both times no bike. Chris contacted me and said hes coming down labor daay weekend, but said you arent coming, you should def come again!
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