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Old 12-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #1
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Should I ship it back or keep it?

My girlfriend got me a pretty nice jacket for christmas. She got it online. Problem Is I'm 6'4" and skinny. the XL size comes just slightly above my waistline and the arms are just slightly below my wrists with arms at my side.
The adjustment to make the sides and shoulders tighter are maxed out because I am slim.

My immediate reaction was to return it for an XLT size, but this jacket only has standard sizing, so the only other option is a 2X...I'm afraid after paying 2 way shipping that the 2x is going to be way too loose in the torso and only slightly better on the arm length and how far it hangs down over my hips/lower back.

To top things off since it was a gift, she has to do all transactions, ect. when it comes to returning it and she acts like she doesn't want to screw with it.

Should I just deal with it and wear it anyways? It's not THAT bad but it definitely doesn't fit 100% properly. As long as I hike my leather pants up high enough, there is no exposed skin there. There is only about a 1/4" area of exposed skin between my gloves and sleeves while in riding position. Getting gloves with guautlets would solve that completely.

This is my only jacket at the moment, I'm still new so getting the right size gear is still kind of a trial and error thing.

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Old 12-27-2013, 07:35 PM   #2
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It's not going to protect its best if it doesn't fit. Xxl is going to be way worse
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Get the bigger one. If its to loose it can be tightened up in all areas by a member on here( Slyder). She did great work on my jacket
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Go somewhere to try on and/or get fitted for proper sized gear. Being new, you want sometime to help you out to get the right fit. Hate to say it, but sell that one.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:40 AM   #6
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Get the bigger one. If its to loose it can be tightened up in all areas by a member on here( Slyder). She did great work on my jacket
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Old 12-28-2013, 02:35 AM   #7
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Get the bigger one. If its to loose it can be tightened up in all areas by a member on here( Slyder). She did great work on my jacket
I agree, get it big so there's room to tailor.
Get it, and use it, make her feel happy, save up a lil money and get it properly fitted. motorcycle gear really needs to fit right to get full use of the protection out of it. you will ride better, comfortable gear will make you a comfortable rider. it wont be flapping in the wind, riding up or moving around in places and constantly readjusting and taking focus off the important things and the real enjoyment of riding. you have to make sure it fits right.
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it wont be flapping in the wind, riding up or moving around in places and constantly readjusting and taking focus off the important things and the real enjoyment of riding. you have to make sure it fits right.
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Besides, wearing a leather jacket is supposed to make you look cool, not like you raided your big brothers closet.
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Well bummer, I was afraid that would be the overwhelming response. It's a shame because I love the style of it.

I suppose I'll post it up in the for sale section and see what I can get. No point in wearing AGATT if it's just going to fail as soon as I hit the ground.
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Old 12-28-2013, 12:38 PM   #12
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It's up for sale on the sale forum right now. hopefully it's fits longdraw and he likes it, he's coming to check it out. In the mean time I'm going to go find a nice warm leather jacket for tomorrows ride.

I'm guessing cycle gear has the biggest selection? which location is bigger? I've been to the one in greenspoint, but haven't been to the sharpstown location near stubbs. They are equal distance from my house.
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Greenspoint store is ghetto ... have heard from others that the other CG stores in Houston are better than this one.
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Today is Saturday ... check with Bill at Wild West Honda...they give nice discounts to MH users also check with Patrick at Motorcycles unlimited bought my Joe Rocket there and got a good deal.
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Greenspoint store is ghetto ...
I'm going to have to agree with you. The guy helping me the last time I was in there acted like he was on crack or something. I was pretty sure he has never sat on a motorcycle in his life. It took him about 15 minutes to figure out how to check me out.

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Today is Saturday ... check with Bill at Wild West Honda...they give nice discounts to MH users also check with Patrick at Motorcycles unlimited bought my Joe Rocket there and got a good deal.
I didn't really notice any jackets in the store when I was at Motorcycles Unlimited, otherwise I would definately go there, they have been good to me so far. That's awesome that they bought your other jacket.

I'm ready to get this party started. I'm gonna head over to sharpstown cycle gear for some one stop shopping. At least I know they have something that will fit and I won't be wasting anymore time. It'd be different if I had a jacket to wear in the meantime, but I'm not going to wear this one because I'm trying to sell it.

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Update: Ok I went to cycle gear and tried a bunch of stuff on. They only had one crappy jacket in XLT. The sleeves fit okay on most of the XL's, but I have a long torso and felt like it should fall at least at my waist line while standing and most just barely touched it.

There was one leather jacket(dianese) that fit nice and snug and fell at an acceptable length...it was 300 dollars which was more than I wanted to spend to begin with...then I look over it one last time before the high pressure purchase and notice it has no back protector which the guy conveniently forgot about when I told him I wanted full padding and max price was 300. So at 380 I was then way over budget...I thought about buying it because it was a real jacket and fit good...but I dunno, I think I'm gonna just take my business to Motorcycles Unlimited...

I got to looking around at all their massive amounts of garbage jackets where every singe store "brand" is all made in pakistan...then I thought about the salesman who claimed every single jacket I put on was a "perfect fit" and to keep in mind that they are motorcycle cut and designed to fall down to the waist level while in riding position. Well, I'm not worried about it bunching up while riding, I'm worried about having to get skin grafted from my onto my trampstamp area if I fall off the bike.

So I decided to take my old jacket by Motorcycles Unlimited and see what they think about the fit, because according to what the sales guy was saying, the jacket I have is just about as good of a fit as theirs. He calims that as a slim tall person, short sleeves are something we have to deal with and I should also buy some guantlet gloves.

The bottom line is I don't trust these 's at cycle gear and there are fewer and fewer local stores you can go to these days, where the employees actually know WTF they are talking about...so that's where I;m going to take my business instead.

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Old 12-28-2013, 03:49 PM   #18
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Took it by Motorcycles Unlimited, He says its a decent fit, so I just kept it. It's pretty comfortable, I was just a little paranoid about exposed skin. I guess I just needed someone with experience to check it out.

Seeing how Motorcycles Unlimited saved me so much on my jacket, I went ahead and got some gauntlet insulated gloves with the cash I saved. Sleeve problem solved. So far I have been 100% satisfied with all my interactions there, compared to pretty much 0% at cycle gear.
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