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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-06-2002, 04:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question My Leathers size???

First of all, I have never even been in or held in my hands a set of motorcycle leathers. Soooooo....

Need help leathers sizing for internet purchasing.


I am 5'10 and weigh 196 lbs.

I wear a 42 or 44 Suit jacket depending on brand.
I have a 35 in. waist but wear 36 pants with a 32 inseam.
My arms are average length, and I have slightly broader shoulders than average.

Please tell me the correct U.S. sizes for one AND two piece leathers. If they are the same forgive my ignorance please.


Thanks up front

P.S. Any suggestions for new gear that a low budget can handle would be appreciated, but I do not want to incite a feud about what gear is best here.. just want some sizing help.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-06-2002, 06:17 AM
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Re: My Leathers size???

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First of all, I have never even been in or held in my hands a set of motorcycle leathers. Soooooo....

Need help leathers sizing for internet purchasing.


I am 5'10 and weigh 196 lbs.

I wear a 42 or 44 Suit jacket depending on brand.
I have a 35 in. waist but wear 36 pants with a 32 inseam.
My arms are average length, and I have slightly broader shoulders than average.

Please tell me the correct U.S. sizes for one AND two piece leathers. If they are the same forgive my ignorance please.


Thanks up front

P.S. Any suggestions for new gear that a low budget can handle would be appreciated, but I do not want to incite a feud about what gear is best here.. just want some sizing help.
This may help, at least I hope it does. I wear Joe Rocket gear and stand 6 feet tall and weigh 200lbs, my jacket size is 48 and the pants are size 36( this is for leather, not for the mesh gear). I have had the gear for about a year with no problems and the pricing fit well into my budget, not interested in starting a feud, this brand of gear for the newbie that I am is just my preference. If you would post what you eventually buy it would be interesting to know. You may want to look in the gear forum of this web site for other ideas. You can also look up www.newenough.com a web site to purchase motorcyle leathers and submit your demensions and the folks there can help you too.
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FYI, Brockton Cycles sells closeout/discontinued fieldsheer for cheap on their "bargain bin" and "discount" sites:

http://www.brocktoncycle.com/
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First of all, I have never even been in or held in my hands a set of motorcycle leathers. Soooooo....

You might want to go to the local shops and try some on there. Try a couple of different brands. You'll get a good idea of about what size to look for, then search out on the net and find your deal. I just bought a set of leathers from New Enough and got great service from them. I don't think you'll see a bad word against those folks around here.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-06-2002, 01:59 PM
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Unfortunately, leather size varies from brand to brand. Your best bet is to go try some on at your local store, then go on the internet and do business with a company (like www.newenough.com) that has a great return policy. \


Another option is to go to some races in your area (AMA etc.) and try on leathers in various retailer tents. They usually have a great selection of brands available, IMO better than in most shops.
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The sizes for leathers usually goes by chest size..so if your a 42 size chest, then you would take a size 42, or 52 euro..but like some said, different brands will run larger, or smaller..so it's best to try them on, and they should fit SNUG..and the leather will soften up, so keep that in mind..I would think at your weight, a 44 would be the call for most leathers..ie. like Italian made ones..

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US 40 42 44 46 48

Chest 38-40 42-43 44-45 46-47 48-50
Waist 30-32 32-33 34-35 36-37 38-40
Sleeve 31 32 33 34 34-35
Inseam 26 27 29 31 33
Height 5'2 - 5'9 5'4 - 5'11 5'6 - 6'0 5'8 - 6'1 5'10 - 6'2
Weight 125 -130 130 -145 145 -160 160 -175 175 -190



I found this info for suit sizes on the net somewhere. Try to read it in vertical columns, which is how I tried to paste it.

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