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Old 04-03-2011, 10:37 PM   #1
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How should a leather jacket fit?

Ive always had textile jackets. Yesterday I received my Shift Vertex leather and it seems tight. My two Scopion textile jackets are medium and fit fine (kinda on the loose side but fine). I ordered a medium Shift and it just seems tight. Do I just need to wear it to get it to loosen up or should I get medium? Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:38 PM   #2
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It should fit snug without really restricting movement.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:39 PM   #3
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My leather jackets just seemed stiff at first but not tight. Do they have that jacket at CG or something so you can try it out? It depends on how tight it is too.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:43 PM   #4
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Nobody has it in town. I've watch some YouTube videos and the dude was 200lbs and medium build and was wearing a large with the adjustments at he tightest point. I'm 180 skin and bones.
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Snug is better than loose but uncomfortable is something you have to decide.
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Thanks folks. I guess I will give it a test ride to get a feel for it. It doesn't restrict movement or anything but it's more snug then my textile that's for sure.
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Keep in mind the jacket won't shouldn't fit right standing up walking around. It should fit/feel right in a riding position.
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I use medium/42 in every jacket I own. When I ordered a Shift jacket a while back in medium, it was way too tight. Sent it back and got another Fieldsheer in 42 again and it fits perfect.

To me it has to fit comfortable/snug while standing and PERFECT while riding.
I wouldn't settle for anything else, there are WAY too many brands and styles out there to just settle for something that isn't comfortable.
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Thanks folks. I guess I will give it a test ride to get a feel for it. It doesn't restrict movement or anything but it's more snug then my textile that's for sure.
Textile should be snug too, as should mesh.

The closer it is to your body, the better the armor can work.
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Textile should be snug too, as should mesh.

The closer it is to your body, the better the armor can work.
Exactly. The built in armor won't do you any good if it shifts position due to ill fit.
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