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    Senior Member jeneralist's Avatar
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    semi-custom for Clydes, Athenas, and their smaller friends?

    I started riding.
    Then Phil got his bike out of the garage and came with me.
    Then our godson wanted to join in.
    And of course his parents want to ride along.

    Now, there's a posse of about half-a-dozen people who think that visiting my house is a good excuse to ride. Some bring their bikes when they come over; others have gotten beater bikes from Craigslist and left them in my basement.

    Now it's time for jerseys for the extended family.

    Does anyone have experience with semi-custom jerseys? What's the code word for "relaxed" fit? I'm looking for a shop that can handle everyone from a beanpole 11-year-old to an, ahem, generously proportioned midlife woman.
    - Jeneralist

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    "Club" is usually the code word for more relaxed fit. "Race" or "Euro" means really tight and about 3 sizes smaller than you think it should be.

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    Senior Member nkfrench's Avatar
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    Athena "generously proportioned midlife woman" chipping in 2c here:
    I buy men's club-cut to get a short-sleeve jersey that comes farther down the arm without very snug elastic at the sleeve and bottom hem.
    The women's jerseys often have cute very short sleeves even in the Plus sizes. I find the very short sleeves uncomfortable (flappage/chafe) and unflattering. Usually the waist is too narrow too.
    The few women's s/s jerseys I own, I wear them over a long-sleeve base layer. Hides the tan lines too.

    Ideally you could get a sizing kit.

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    Scudopro.com does semi custom jerseys for men, women and kids. Phlydude posted about them I think.

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    Dunno about semi-custom, but my race team had full customs done with Hincapie's Velocity line of gear and we've got everyone from whippet thin 150 pound guys up to 6'6" 250+ pounder Clydes on the team.
    "I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
    - Mandi M.

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    Voler does semi-custom and, Primal Wear does full customs.

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