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    Sleeve length on long sleeve jerseys

    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

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    You've answer your own question. Taylor to fit.

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    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.

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    Cut and hem.
    Or find someone willing to do it for you.

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    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.
    "Ride lots." -- Eddy Merckx

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    sent the extra sleeve to me...I have long arms and none of my jerseys come close to covering my wrists

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    Short sleve jersey and arm warmers.

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    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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