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Old 11-25-2012, 08:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Syed Leathers in Orlando makes great custom suits....1 or 2 piece. They are leather, but so comfortable you could sleep in them. Plus, he puts in extra heavy and longer zippers. You see a lot of AMA racers suits in there for repair after the season.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:07 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I got my custom suit from Premium Motorcycle Leathers, Jackets, Gloves, Textile Gear and More! - I couldn't be happier and the pricing is great, just be sure to get yourself measured by somebody who knows what they're doing.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:38 AM   #13 (permalink)

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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.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:03 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Pilot leathers. I don't have them but my brother is finalizing his order right now. They send you a suit to try and get your measurements perfect. Worn previously by Ben Spies, Scott Russell etc... Who knows how long ago that happened but check out their website under "pro riders."
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:51 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the feedback. The Dainese fitting looks like a good opportunity to get true professional sizing advice. Unfortunately I probably won't be able to make it though.

I have a local shop that carries quite a few different suits, so maybe I'll check with them first. I was just leaning towards custom to get a custom fit (leaning towards kangaroo) suit for what I believe is a similar price as an upper-end off the rack suit. From the comments, it seems most people are really happy with the custom fit suits (as should be expected).
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