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Old 08-04-2011, 04:04 PM   #21
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Another tip.
Tighter is better (except in the crotch). A loose suit will bunch and have wrinkles. In a crash the wrinkles will grind down as you slide and when you stand up your suit will have long, unrepairable holes in it.
A tight suit will have scuff marks but fewer and smaller holes.

Look at the suits the pros wear. Of course they are custom tailored and very expensive so, when buying off the rack, tighter is better.
and loose suits in an off will allow the armour to move away from where it's needed
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and loose suits in an off will allow the armour to move away from where it's needed
Good point!
Think of a loose fitting sleeve. In a crash it could roll around your arm and allow the elbow armor to move out of place, exposing your elbow to impacts it will not like.
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Good point!
Think of a loose fitting sleeve. In a crash it could roll around your arm and allow the elbow armor to move out of place, exposing your elbow to impacts it will not like.

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great info in this thread. so on sizing. I'm 5'9" 250 pounds with wide shoulders, big thighs and a generally proportional body type (imo). I found there are brands more suited to big people like Joe Rocket. Who else makes suits that fit large frames?
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great info in this thread. so on sizing. I'm 5'9" 250 pounds with wide shoulders, big thighs and a generally proportional body type (imo). I found there are brands more suited to big people like Joe Rocket. Who else makes suits that fit large frames?
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great info in this thread. so on sizing. I'm 5'9" 250 pounds with wide shoulders, big thighs and a generally proportional body type (imo). I found there are brands more suited to big people like Joe Rocket. Who else makes suits that fit large frames?
I'm was a little taller and heavier when I got my Fieldshear. I had it tailored at Jesse's next to Motorcycles Unlimited and some people thought it was a custom suit. I've also had tailoring done at Marcello's just off Richmond and he does quality work. Plan on a couple hundred dollars to get the suit to fit just right.
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great info in this thread. so on sizing. I'm 5'9" 250 pounds with wide shoulders, big thighs and a generally proportional body type (imo). I found there are brands more suited to big people like Joe Rocket. Who else makes suits that fit large frames?
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