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Old 11-17-2010, 05:23 PM   #1
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Question Alterations ??? What do you think ???

So I have an A* SP-1 Jacket that I bought from Cycle Gear
last December.

Alpinestars Sp 1 jacket bw


Well now I am getting annoyed with the way the jacket fits. US size 42

its tight in the chest and arms but not in the mid section, seems to me that
it is designed for a fatty..
Im 6' 175 lbs

Im wondering if having the jacket altered to fit would be a good idea and wondering if any of you can recomend a decent place to get it done.

its either that, or sell it and find another jacket....

When I bought it from CG they said it has a satisfaction guarantee and that if I was ever un happy with it I could exchange it for something else..
I have not tried this yet cuz Im pretty sure CG would try to give me the runaround..

What do you think?
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:39 PM   #2
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I think all the jackets from rocket will probably fit the same don't you think?
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Old 11-17-2010, 05:46 PM   #3
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I think all the jackets from rocket will probably fit the same don't you think?


HUH?

ok i assume you think i meant Joe Rocket when i said A*, and i also assume that when you say, they will still fit the same, that you think i am intending on getting the same jacket in hopes it was cut different...

well A* means Alpinestars and if i buy a new jacket it would not be the same SP-1..

I do have a J.Rocket mesh jacket that fits perfect, mb i would go J.R. for my leather jacket also..
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It costs too much to alter that kind of leather. Get something that fits and sell what you have. It will be more cost effective.
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Sell it! If they screw it up altering it your up creek without a paddle.
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So I have an A* SP-1 Jacket that I bought from Cycle Gear
last December.

Alpinestars Sp 1 jacket bw


Well now I am getting annoyed with the way the jacket fits. US size 42

its tight in the chest and arms but not in the mid section, seems to me that
it is designed for a fatty..
Im 6' 175 lbs

Im wondering if having the jacket altered to fit would be a good idea and wondering if any of you can recomend a decent place to get it done.

its either that, or sell it and find another jacket....

When I bought it from CG they said it has a satisfaction guarantee and that if I was ever un happy with it I could exchange it for something else..
I have not tried this yet cuz Im pretty sure CG would try to give me the runaround..

What do you think?
thanks
I dont see a "Give it to me" option in the poll....

Seriously though - i'd probably sell it and find another - or just get fatter.

Altering it isnt worth the cost and the chances of it being FUBAR'd are too high.
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:25 PM   #7
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yea, if i get it altered and they it up i would not be in a good situation..

another budy was telling me that cyclegear is pretty good about honoring the satisfaction guarantee, i dont have any experience with them on that so idk.

any of you know anybody that works that the CG on the southside?

as for the poll, drinking beer to get fatter was going to be an option., but i changed my mind.
giving it away never crossed my mind.
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yea, if i get it altered and they it up i would not be in a good situation..

another budy was telling me that cyclegear is pretty good about honoring the satisfaction guarantee, i dont have any experience with them on that so idk.

any of you know anybody that works that the CG on the southside?

as for the poll, drinking beer to get fatter was going to be an option., but i changed my mind.
giving it away never crossed my mind.
I'll take it off your hands for um...$50?
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yea i called cycle gear, must have been months ago now, they said they would still honor their satisfaction guarantee.
i really want some Ride Smart Tachi but CG isnt a dealer.
if i get off my and get to CG ill see what happens .but this jacket is garbage IMO
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Yeah I work at a dry cleaner and we do alterations too and if you bring in any leather jacket to get altered we wouldn't touch it. There's just too many things that can go wrong and there's no way to fix it if something does. Also its just too much work especially with padding
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taking in the stomach would be easy. Letting out the chest would get pricey as there's not a lot of additional fabric. You're better off selling, and getting something that fits.


That being said, try on a bunch of . Even brands you think aren't "good" as theyre all cut different. A lot of people gravitate to A* cuz its A* and they think its the "best" but it doesn't fit them for .
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I get almost all my clothes altered, including pants and shorts. The fact is off the rack is just an approximation of hour size. I had Jesse's next to Motorcycles Unlimited alter my track leathers and have Marcello's near the Galleria repair them. I recommend both.
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taking in the stomach would be easy. Letting out the chest would get pricey as there's not a lot of additional fabric. You're better off selling, and getting something that fits.


That being said, try on a bunch of . Even brands you think aren't "good" as theyre all cut different. A lot of people gravitate to A* cuz its A* and they think its the "best" but it doesn't fit them for .
yea man i hear ya, i jsut visited CG again, still trying to resolve this issue after 2 years, lol.

im a lazy fawk and takes some motivational speakers to get me off my sometimes to get up to CG...

not happy at all with their selection, back to considering alterations
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I get almost all my clothes altered, including pants and shorts. The fact is off the rack is just an approximation of hour size. I had Jesse's next to Motorcycles Unlimited alter my track leathers and have Marcello's near the Galleria repair them. I recommend both.

thanks man, im going to look them up.

been a while since i came to this thread. but now back on the hunt for a good leather person, hopefully on the clear lake side of town
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sell it for sure... i sold my A* jacket after 2 months. It was tight in the arms and armpit area.. sucked for sure. Definately try on different brands
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I know this is an old post, but I've heard good things about catwalkleather, who is local.

I've also heard good things about www.lizzyleather.com, who seems to have more experience.
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thanks for the input, it is an old thread for an old problem. recently tried to resolve and ended up back at square one.

so again thanks for the leads i will look into them.
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I get almost all my clothes altered, including pants and shorts. The fact is off the rack is just an approximation of hour size. I had Jesse's next to Motorcycles Unlimited alter my track leathers and have Marcello's near the Galleria repair them. I recommend both.
^^^what he said...but be prepared marcello's charges a lot......but they do do excellent work...
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