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Old 09-09-2008, 11:05 PM   #1
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jackets for non chubby builds...

Does any company make jackets that can fit people who have a more athletic build? for example I have a Fieldsheer mesh jacket, in order to get proper fit in the shoulders and chest I had to get a XXL, but in the waist it is WAY too big, even with the velcro straps cinched all the way down its still a lot more like a blouse in the waist.

looking at sites with their sizing its pretty hard to find the right stuff. newenough is helpful in that it gives a chest and belly size. I jsut ordered a Teknic Chicane jacket from them, got a 48, but they say that is good for up to a 42 inch waist...i have a 32 inch waist!

anyone else found good brands that are quality and have decent fit? or is taking everything I get to a tailor the only option?
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:06 PM   #2
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:13 PM   #3
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check out dainese. my problem is everything is too short on me. if something is the right lenght its way too big in the shoulders. but the right fir up top is too short. the best thing i have tried on to date is a dainese jacket at cycle gear. i hear ya on the problem though. being skinney can be frustrating!
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Old 09-09-2008, 11:37 PM   #4
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lol when i had a 42 inch chest and 42 inch waist it was a lot easier to find clothes that fit, now I have to find loose fit pants in 32x34 OR have larger ones taken in since many of the 32 waist pants wont fit my thighs or . Almost every single shirt i own is a tent around the middle and fitted up top.

I will have to swing by Cycle Gear though and see how the Dainese fits. I am betting its gonna be too short as well.

I am 6'2" about 210, and with just enough muscular development to change the shape of my body it sucks to find anything that fits. it took me nearly an hour the other day to find 2 pairs of jeans that fit!!
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I added more velcro to my joe rocket mesh jacket so the waist would fit tighter. Worked like a champ.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:08 PM   #6
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Seriously im pretty thin but tall, took me awhile to find one that didnt flap in the wind. Jus thad to keep trying different ones on
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:09 PM   #7
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Me: 44" chest, 32" waist, 16.5" bicept.

I have an alpinestar touring jacket I added foam and a back support to that fits ok. It fits LOW though. With the liner in it it actually fits well and I'll even wear that in the summer since it breathes well.

For my best fit, so far, Joe Rocket makes stuff that actually fits my forearms and bicepts without cutting me off or being too loose else where. I cinch it down alot around the stomach but I've lost alot in the chest within the last few months that I need to gain back so for now its really lose.
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:37 PM   #8
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hein gericke makes jackets that fit slimmer builds. You could also go custom.
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:48 PM   #9
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cool thanks for the suggestions, glad i am not the only one that is frustrated. I may end up adding more velcro to my mesh jacket, beats paying for custom tailoring on a $100 jacket! i am thinking in the future i may end up with custom stuff, just because I figure i will be putting more mass on in my upper body, and thighs as well. in the past 3 years my waist went down nearly 10 inches, chest came up 4-5 inches, same with shoulders, and i have no intention of NOt gaining more mass!
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Old 09-11-2008, 12:34 AM   #10
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Just remember, you don't want it coming off. For the most part, you pay for what you get in terms of stitching etc. I've been down a few times and it's awfully nice to have my skin still.
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