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Has Pearl Izumi changed their sizing?

Old 02-24-06, 11:58 PM
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Has Pearl Izumi changed their sizing?

I was trying on an 04 Pearl Izumi EKG jersey and an 06 Pearl Izumi team jersey. Both are supposed to be form fit, but the 04 jersey's L is like the 06 XL. Has Pearl Izumi changed their jersey sizing recently?
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That explains it! All this time I just thought I was getting fatter! My gear was just getting smaller.
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I've always assumed that the size lables got mixed up and the wrong ones got sewed on. I'm a size medium (5' 7", 156 lbs, 39" chest) but most Izumi stuff that I try on needs to be Large, but sometimes it fits like a tent, like almost twice a big for size Large

I'd never buy Pearl Izumi on line, ebay, etc. without being able to try the item on.
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yes. Up until the mid 90s they actually sold mediums that were medium.

After LA, they now sell mediums that are large to keep the Supersize Me crowd happy.
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That explains why their size small shorts don't fit me (5'9", 127 lbs.). B***ards.
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well i'm 5'9" and 150 and i have some PI bibs and tights in Small.

both were discounted performance - only reason i'd buy 'em

tried on the mediums and the smalls, back and forth, at a NYC sports store to make sure that small was the way to go. Can't even imagine wearing mediums.


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That explains why their size small shorts don't fit me (5'9", 127 lbs.). B***ards.
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So that's why my bibs go to my knee cap. ;-)
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