General Cycling Discussion - Sleeve length on long sleeve jerseys
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10-15-06, 02:14 PM
I was looking to purchase a long sleeve jersey, but the sleeves are way too long (like six inches past my finger tips). I was looking at a large Pearl Izumi jersey. I am only 5'8", have short arms, and have lived in the weight room for the past several years (not literally). I don't think I can go any smaller than a large due to my chest/back/shoulder size. What should I do? Are arm warmers with a short sleeve jersey my only choice due to my non-cyclist build? Do different manufacturers have different sleeve lengths? Do I have to get a jersey tailored for it to fit?
Any ideas/suggestions would be greatly appreciated?
Joe in OKC
10-15-06, 02:40 PM
You've answer your own question. Taylor to fit.
here and there
10-15-06, 04:33 PM
Best bet would be to buy the jersey that fits the best, then take it to a tailor to get the sleeves cut to the appropriate length.
10-15-06, 05:41 PM
Cut and hem.
Or find someone willing to do it for you.
10-15-06, 07:41 PM
Hm...story of my life...5'2" tall....sleeves too long...pants too long.... Just roll them up or get them hemmed. A tailor is actually pretty cheap. I get stuff altered all the time.
10-15-06, 07:59 PM
sent the extra sleeve to me...I have long arms and none of my jerseys come close to covering my wrists
10-16-06, 07:39 AM
Short sleve jersey and arm warmers.
10-16-06, 10:46 AM
What do you do with the non-cycling shirts you wear? Roll up the sleeves? Custom-tailor to fit? Look like a dork?
Your choices w/ cycling jerseys are the same.
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