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Old 01-25-17, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Heathpack
Exactly. No company can offer a fit that works for everyone. But at least if they give you accurate charts you can know in advance whether to bother ordering.

I don't like the fit of all the Rapha stuff actually. The new Core line is too baggy a fit for me. They sent me a Team Sky (core style) jersey for free over a customer service issue. I hate wrinkles for road biking. It's a TT thing, I cringe. But it's an attractive jersey, I just wear it for mountain biking where baggy is ok.

It's the Souplesse stuff, all weights (winter weight through the ultra light summer stuff) that really works for me. And this perfectly cut rain jacket, every time I wear it someone comments, "have you lost weight?". Nope. And their winter jerseys fit great. Warm enough to wear as jackets here in LA, I have two of them.

Lol it always makes me laugh when here in the road forums some guy will tell me that I'm only buying Rapha to "look pro". Or maybe it's just that it fits me well and I'm not w generic boxy man who can look ok in a $35 baggy jersey?
That is the enefit of having my own brand.
I know EXACTLY how it will fit me every time.
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Originally Posted by sumgy
That is the enefit of having my own brand.
I know EXACTLY how it will fit me every time.
Do you make stuff for women?
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Originally Posted by Heathpack
Do you make stuff for women?
Yes.
Womens cut and women specific chamois.
I would show you pics but I am my only model
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Originally Posted by sumgy
That is the enefit of having my own brand.
I know EXACTLY how it will fit me every time.
Originally Posted by sumgy
Yes.
Womens cut and women specific chamois.
I would show you pics but I am my only model
What is your company?
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Originally Posted by Heathpack
What is your company?
I will direct message you.
I dont really like to spam forums.
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As I mentioned before, sizing charts could only be 100% accurate if the model is based on a person who is flat and rectangular shaped like a box of cereal.
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Originally Posted by sumgy
I will direct message you.
I dont really like to spam forums.
Haven't you already posted this on the previous page?

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Originally Posted by sumgy
Again cheap Chinese lycra will in no way stretch as much as top quality Italian lycra.
Some lycra has a 2 way stretch and some 4.
Some is very open weave, some is not.
What I was getting at, is that eg. I measured (laid flat like your diagram) a jersey of mine that fits. It's a size Large LG Equipe. Per LG sizing chart this is for size 42" chest. Half of this (21") converted to cm = ~53cm. Actually measuring this jersey laid flat though it comes to 50cm -- it stretches nicely to fit my 41-42" chest though. So the Lapin size chart is a very different way to determine what size clothes fit -- which evidently relies on measuring pre-existing clothing that is known to fit? I would say this would be the first brand I've come across where I would seemingly fit in a M.
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Jersey fits are the worst. I've yet to find the perfect fitting jersey. I'm 5'10" 160 or so lbs. I have a 30" waist, a 42" chest with a short torso, and it seems I can fit length, waist or chest, but never all three.

I bought a Castelli a couple of years ago that fit perfectly, so I bought three more in the same size and none of them fit like the original or each other. The search continues...
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Originally Posted by ClydeTim
6'1 230 lbs. Try finding a well fitting jersey as a Clydesdale!

In a club jersey I use a 4XL which fits well but try finding nice 4XL jerseys.

I tried those aerotech big man jerseys and oh my! The 3XL was snug on my shoulders and the lower section was like a circus tent around my waist and torso!
@ClydeTim, I'm the exact same height and weight as you. But am surprised you need a 4XL jersey. Are you built like Arnold Schwarzenegger? I'm kind of in between L and XL. But XL has some room like club fit so is usually more comfortable. Last item I bought was a Perl Izumi men's elite thermal jersey in XL. It has enough room for two base layers for 30's F riding.
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Originally Posted by ptempel
@ClydeTim, I'm the exact same height and weight as you. But am surprised you need a 4XL jersey. Are you built like Arnold Schwarzenegger? I'm kind of in between L and XL. But XL has some room like club fit so is usually more comfortable. Last item I bought was a Perl Izumi men's elite thermal jersey in XL. It has enough room for two base layers for 30's F riding.

I do have big thick shoulders. Probably after years of pumping iron before getting into cycling.

I did earn a climber's jersey on an event. Largest they had was 2XL, full zipper Voler brand.

The zipper goes up my torso region then once it hits my chest area, no way Jose!
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Originally Posted by Fiery
Haven't you already posted this on the previous page?
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene
What I was getting at, is that eg. I measured (laid flat like your diagram) a jersey of mine that fits. It's a size Large LG Equipe. Per LG sizing chart this is for size 42" chest. Half of this (21") converted to cm = ~53cm. Actually measuring this jersey laid flat though it comes to 50cm -- it stretches nicely to fit my 41-42" chest though. So the Lapin size chart is a very different way to determine what size clothes fit -- which evidently relies on measuring pre-existing clothing that is known to fit? I would say this would be the first brand I've come across where I would seemingly fit in a M.
Champ-Sys uses this same method.
I have seen others but cant remember who.
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You are welcome for getting a thread in your interest.

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Originally Posted by floridamtb
I have jerseys ranging from small to x-large.
Garneau "club" fit - medium
Garneau "race" fit - large
Champion "club" - medium
Champion "race" - large
Starlight Custom "race" - XL
Castelli - large
Giordana "club" - small

Best fitting jerseys for me though seem to be Bontrager (medium), great length wise as well
You're wearing it wrong!
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Other than the custom route, having a good tailor helps.
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Meh, so much trouble to spend such a disproportionately large amount of money... Just wear a Haynes t-shirt and some track shorts.

Walmart: $5.99

They'll even let you try them on before you buy.

Problem. Solved.
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Originally Posted by velociraptor
Meh, so much trouble to spend such a disproportionately large amount of money... Just wear a Haynes t-shirt and some track shorts.

Walmart: $5.99

They'll even let you try them on before you buy.

Problem. Solved.
Why wear a shirt at all?
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Originally Posted by MRT2
Why wear a shirt at all?
Oh, I like the way you think!
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This problem is really annoying. I rarely buy any cycling clothes online because the fit varies so widely from brand to brand and even within brands. The only solution: try everything on at the store.
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It's a perfect storm.
For one thing, each jersey design is intended to fit a certain way, but we may expect it to fit differently (e.g., floridamtb above evidently wanting ALL his jerseys to fit tight). Add to that the fact that our proportions are variable, but for any individual jersey model, proportion only changes with size, if at all (i.e., a small may be more tapered than a large, but there is no wide short AND tall slim in the same model).
Like buying anything off the rack, if one really cares about fit, one just has to find the brands that have his or her body shape in mind for the jerseys they design. If they don't come in the right colors, well, that's too bad. While I'd like nice fitting jerseys, I just ride around in ill-fitting ones most of the time and don't worry about it too much, because most are event or team jerseys anyhow; perfect fit would be too much to expect, but I have learned not to buy Gore, on account of fit.
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Originally Posted by sumgy
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I think that US companies like people to feel good that they are a L when in reality versus Europe they are closer to a XXL.
Or is it that Euro manufacturers want their customers to feel normal sized when in reality they're tiny?
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Interesting to read the range of replies.

One poster says only 5% of the jerseys he has bought have fit him. Another poster says 100% of the jerseys he has bought (without trying them on first) fit him fine after only consulting a manufacturers size chart and going with what the chart says.
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