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Old 07-19-2014, 10:32 AM   #1
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Dainese Jackets for Big Guys

Folks, I really like the looks and safety features of the Dainese Jackets, would like both a summer jacket (textile etc) and a winter Jacket (Leather). Cost is not really and issue I know you have to pay for quality. But the real problem I am having is that I am trying to get a Italian jacket, for an Australian body (with closer to US size).

I have spoken to a few Dainese distributors, locally here in Houston Cylce Gear have some Jackets, the largest they had there was Size 60 Euro. Well I could not even get my arm down the sleeve. The largest size I can find on their website is Size 64 Euro, but most of their jackets they do not make up to that size. They told me on the phone even size 64 might be too small on my shoulders and chest. (I am 6'5", 280lbs and 54 inch chest, 39 inch waist).

So, just interested from any other Bigger guys out there that might have some experience fitting into a Dainese Jacket. As comparison I have an ICON XXXL, but had to get it altered in the shoulders and arms for more room, and I just tried a Joe Rocket XXXL as I thought is was more US sizing, but it was too small on the shoulders and sleeves too short. Or if my dream of Dainese is not going to come true, any other good Jackets (that dont look like ) for larger persons.
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:42 AM   #2
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Look up custom made jackets , it'll cost you around the same as a dainese or any other high end brand jacket would cost. And it will be made to your size and dimensions .

Only problem i ever have is finding a jacket small enough lol
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:02 AM   #3
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Good on you for thinking of safety

You'll most likely have to go with a custom suit or jacket

Check out vansons their stuff is as good or better than daInese, just more traditional looking
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Don't worry about fit with these guys. They make it too fit you! They make our race suits and have superb customer service! Tell them Griff sent you!

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Old 07-23-2014, 07:11 PM   #6
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Thanks Griff

Hey, really appreciate that link to Comet Racing, to be honest I had never even heard of them. But looking at the website and some of the videos and they make some really impressive stuff both from a looks and protection and custom sizing perspective.

Whats even more interesting is that they are helping to keep down the numbers of the Kangaroo population in Australia. So a nice Comet Jacket or suit in lightweight Kangaroo leather sounds like a nice touch for an Aussie like me. I can eat the Kangaroo first (as I love the meat) and then Comet can make a nice Jacket out of it.
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