Originally Posted by horns
I think I'm slightly abnormal. According to Alpinestars size guide, my chest is about 2-3 sizes bigger than my waist and 1-2 sizes bigger than my inseam. Maybe it is ok to be 1 or 2 sizes too big in the waist? Maybe more importantly, I worry about where the knee protection will fall if I go with an inseam size that is 1-2 sizes to big. When you are standing up (not in the riding position), where does your knee protection fall? Does it feel like it is low?
I have a Tech 1-R jacket, and I don't know if I could drop the size unless the suits fit looser than the jacket does. Maybe I should try to find one of the high end suits first, but aren't the high end suits similar in price to a custom?
Sounds like the suit/pants aren't quite the right size. So you may need a custom suit?!? A properly fitted suit, when you stand up, will feel like it is pulling you forward slightly... hence why you see the MotoGP rider walking around like they're hunch backs (sorta). In the riding position, that translates into a VERY comfortable fit. You legs/knees/calves should fit such that stuff is NOT moving around if you're standing up/etc. So if your knee protection feels like it is dropping when you stand, sounds like it's not the right size.