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Old 05-29-12, 07:26 PM
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Any of you guys have experience with Woolistic shorts?

I'd like to get some for the hubby, but I am undecided about size. Can anyone chime in as to whether they run snug/ race fit or generous/club fit?
Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-29-12, 07:42 PM
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Good question Kiwigem. No help from me, but if you need a fall back position, I can heartily recommend the duo shorts from Ibex. Good stuff.
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Old 05-29-12, 08:20 PM
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^ How do you find those run? My experience in the ladies' line is that Ibex tends to run smaller than Icebreaker.
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Good timing - I've been looking at these shorts myself this past week and debating over a purchase. I've been told to order a size larger than usual (how's that for not very helpful?)
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Old 05-29-12, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by AZORCH View Post
Good timing - I've been looking at these shorts myself this past week and debating over a purchase. I've been told to order a size larger than usual (how's that for not very helpful?)
Right... Does that mean a size larger than your street clothes or a size larger than the size chart would indicate?
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Old 05-29-12, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by kiwigem View Post
Right... Does that mean a size larger than your street clothes or a size larger than the size chart would indicate?
I took it to mean a size larger than what I normally wear in cycling shorts, but that varies from brand to brand. This advice, by the way, was a short email response from the company which simply said, "Order a size larger than usual." End of email; no context provided. I didn't even think about what you pointed out - one size larger than the sizing chart. I sent another email asking for clarification and still waiting to hear back from someone.
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Old 05-29-12, 09:18 PM
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i would just contact the company. the one time i contacted ibex they responded within a few hours. they are great.
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Old 05-29-12, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by AZORCH View Post
I took it to mean a size larger than what I normally wear in cycling shorts, but that varies from brand to brand. This advice, by the way, was a short email response from the company which simply said, "Order a size larger than usual." End of email; no context provided. I didn't even think about what you pointed out - one size larger than the sizing chart. I sent another email asking for clarification and still waiting to hear back from someone.
Please do let us know what they say. I found myself inclined to distrust the size chart; 34" is an XL?
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Originally Posted by kiwigem View Post
^ How do you find those run? My experience in the ladies' line is that Ibex tends to run smaller than Icebreaker.
Hard to say because i"m sort of in-between sizes I think. I'm pretty scrawny, but I kind of wish I had ordered a medium. Smalls were pretty much true to size, but a wee bit snug on me. They ARE very good on the phone, Kiwi ...they have static dimensions right there on their computers...measurements of many garments, because, they told me once, they get calls all the time on this subject. If you have a set of your hubby's cycling shorts,. you can compare.
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Old 05-30-12, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by AZORCH View Post
Good timing - I've been looking at these shorts myself this past week and debating over a purchase. I've been told to order a size larger than usual (how's that for not very helpful?)
Was that the response from IBEX ?
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Old 05-30-12, 05:34 AM
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Nothing worse that cycling shorts that bag in the seat, and thus create friction spots from folds, so I was leery to order one size up. But the stretching and bagging issue is more of a problem with all wool shorts.
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I buy a new pair of Woolistic shorts every year because I wear them out - completely. They are my favorite, I also have Smartwool Rambition shorts that I like, just not as much. I buy the recommended size Woolistic but I'm kind of in-between sizes anyway. Your results may vary.

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i also have the Ibex duo shorts, and i run between a L and XL normally, and i definitely had to buy the XL in this case. love them so far!
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Originally Posted by leaping_gnome View Post
I buy a new pair of Woolistic shorts every year because I wear them out - completely. They are my favorite, I also have Smartwool Rambition shorts that I like, just not as much. I buy the recommended size Woolistic but I'm kind of in-between sizes anyway. Your results may vary.

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Hey, thanks for chiming in! If one is right on the bubble with Woolistic sizes, would you recommend going with the larger or smaller size?
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Old 06-04-12, 05:09 AM
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Okay! I heard from someone at vintagevelos (Aaron, I think), and he said that he is a 31" waist and wears a L, and he finds it snug. He said that a person with a 32" waist should order an XL, even though the chart says an XL is 34-36.
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Old 06-05-12, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by kiwigem View Post
Okay! I heard from someone at vintagevelos (Aaron, I think), and he said that he is a 31" waist and wears a L, and he finds it snug. He said that a person with a 32" waist should order an XL, even though the chart says an XL is 34-36.
Huh? 32 inch is an EXTRA LARGE? Something wrong with that picture. But then, I've owned several of Alex's jerseys and they do run small.
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Old 06-17-12, 10:54 AM
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So I guess if it sounds too crazy to be true, it is. My 33" waisted hubby tried on the XL just now and they are too big. :-( So our experience is... just follow the size chart.
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