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Old 06-10-2012, 08:07 AM   #21
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Catwalk leathers !!

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there is nothing wrong with getting a suit tailored. i wouldn't even think twice about its integrity being compromised. if you decide to get it shortened, check out catwalkleather.com, Jol does awesome work.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:46 AM   #23
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She alters all my clothes as well.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:45 PM   #25
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she does do a good job. Maybe even give you some advice on a different brand. Some fit way different than others.
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Pm Slyder
I've seen good work from her.
She alters all my clothes as well.
+1... If you ever see Kris's leathers before and after... great work.
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there is nothing wrong with getting a suit tailored. i wouldn't even think twice about its integrity being compromised. if you decide to get it shortened, check out catwalkleather.com, Jol does awesome work.

This. I had to have the thighs widened on my suit. If it weren't for the fact that the original material was dirty, you would never have been able to tell that she had touched the suit. The idea that the seams wouldn't hold up as well after tailoring is . There's nothing special done at the manufacturer that a tailor that knows what they're doing can't duplicate.
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I just went down in my first endurance race crash. While my leathers are custom Spartan Leathers I wanted an even more custom fit that can really only be done with a fitting prior to closing up the suit. So, I further altered both my sleeves and legs by narrowing them even more. Post crash I have no ripped or blown out seems. I strive to duplicate all original seems as well as reinforce all seems with triple stichting. I take it personally when my work does not hold up. I think anyone that does this type of work wants safety first for the wearer, or at least I do. I will turn down work that I dont believe will keep the rider safe....

PS. my Sparant has only minimal evidence of the road rash or grass tumbles and has already made the $ I spent on it the best decision I made for my riding safety.... Just my two cents.
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I just went down in my first endurance race crash. While my leathers are custom Spartan Leathers I wanted an even more custom fit that can really only be done with a fitting prior to closing up the suit. So, I further altered both my sleeves and legs by narrowing them even more. Post crash I have no ripped or blown out seems. I strive to duplicate all original seems as well as reinforce all seems with triple stichting. I take it personally when my work does not hold up. I think anyone that does this type of work wants safety first for the wearer, or at least I do. I will turn down work that I dont believe will keep the rider safe....

PS. my Sparant has only minimal evidence of the road rash or grass tumbles and has already made the $ I spent on it the best decision I made for my riding safety.... Just my two cents.
Sorry to hear you went down! How's the Neenja? Glad you are ok!

Great work!
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:08 AM   #30
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LOL, not thread jack, but I am fine and I will post the video because YES!!!! the Go Pro survived! I may have a small fracture to my left pinky, but it did not keep me out of racing on Sunday, just prevented alot of shifting....so I pretty much coasted the F1 Ladies Race..
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I had a two piece, and sold it. The zipper can fail in a crash. Just my opinion...
It IS a possible point of failure, but how many have you seen or heard of separating?
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:27 AM   #32
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what ya do about the extra length of the suit? I'm 5'4 and wear a size 40us/50uk and fits snug but I have about 8-10inch of extra length.

The only option I know of which probably isn't possible is somehow getting it tailored?

Another is buying a two piece from alpine star which they sell a short version for track pants. Doing that would cost a little over 1k which isn't in my budget.

Or just learn to live with it I guess. short genes.
All suits fit defferent.. the last suit I got, fits really good every where other then the leg area... fits way too tight and too short.

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It IS a possible point of failure, but how many have you seen or heard of separating?
I've seen zippers seperate from just trying to tuck. Granted it was on a suit 1 size to small for a dude, but it does happen.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:47 AM   #34
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My YKK in front separated on impact, probably just from my arms flailing around.. The zipper teeth are clamped onto fabric, if the zipper pulls hard enough on the teeth it will rip the fabric and take the teeth with it, separating the zipper and letting it come open freely. It's not totally tragic if it happens in front but if it separates at the waist on a two piece and you're sliding then the upper can ride up your back and expose skin really easily.

Much safer to get a one piece and have a whole slice of leather that is much much more difficult to tear.

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I've seen the front zipper fail on several one piece suits. Never seen a waist zipper fail though.
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I've seen the front zipper fail on several one piece suits. Never seen a waist zipper fail though.
It's normally the same type of zipper in both locations.
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Just spoke with him and he recommended me a guy that can alter it and he's only a few doors down from him. I might go with that.
I used him, name is Jesse, and he did an excellent job.
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Slyder (Ana) is a tailor from a tailoring family. She fixed my size 44 sleeve to fit my ridiculously short cro-magnon arms. Now my fits, my hands don't fall asleep, and I can go fast. She rules! And she isn't expensive...
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I just went down in my first endurance race crash. While my leathers are custom Spartan Leathers I wanted an even more custom fit that can really only be done with a fitting prior to closing up the suit. So, I further altered both my sleeves and legs by narrowing them even more. Post crash I have no ripped or blown out seems. I strive to duplicate all original seems as well as reinforce all seems with triple stichting. I take it personally when my work does not hold up. I think anyone that does this type of work wants safety first for the wearer, or at least I do. I will turn down work that I dont believe will keep the rider safe....

PS. my Sparant has only minimal evidence of the road rash or grass tumbles and has already made the $ I spent on it the best decision I made for my riding safety.... Just my two cents.
Sorry to hear you went down! Glad your okay though! I'll be sending you a pm soon.


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All suits fit defferent.. the last suit I got, fits really good every where other then the leg area... fits way too tight and too short.

You are more then welcome to try mine and see how it fits.
thanks, if I don't get a suit by next track day I'll give it a shot, but you wear a 40/50??
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