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post #1 of 14 Old 08-14-2007, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
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To all you slender types, what do you wear and where do you get it? I'm 6'3", 175lbs with a 34" inseam and nothing seems to fit. The medium (42) Cortech Accelerator jacket I bought last year fits my long arms and bony shoulders, but there seems to be room in here for a Christmas tree, too. It's worse when the liner is out, but only controllable with a backpack on. I tried some Sidi boots on and they were WAY too big in the calf area. What gives? Is there something out there for me? Please help. ATGATT doesn't work if MOTGDFF (Most Of The Gear Doesn't F#*&%*@ Fit).

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post #2 of 14 Old 08-14-2007, 08:28 AM
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6'3", 185 lbs...I generally look at FirstGear stuff first...they have tall sizes in many of their products and I have found the quality to be very good.

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Look for gear that comes in "long" sizes. Most of the BMW line does, and it's of excellent quality and good design, but not cheap. Most dealers will if they don't have your size in stock order it without your being committed to buy if you don't like it. Not sure what other brands come in "long" sizes but if you check manufacturer web sites you'll likely find several.

If that fails you could also give Cycleport or Aerostich a call and see what they'd charge to make you a jacket or suit to fit. That won't be cheap but you'll have really, good gear.

Another option, google "custom motorcycle leathers" and you'll find a number of sources that can make you a jacket or suit to order. Vanson's well regarded, and Johnson Leathers is the US distributor for the very well regarded TPro armor.

As for boots, take a look at Oxtar Infinities--about as good as a street boot gets, not horribly expensive online, and the calf area is closed with Velcro so you can adjust it down to practically nothing.
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I have a pair of these and can second J. Clarke's recommendation.
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As for boots, take a look at Oxtar Infinities--about as good as a street boot gets, not horribly expensive online, and the calf area is closed with Velcro so you can adjust it down to practically nothing.
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HA, thats nuthin. try 6'7" 210lbs 35.5" inseam. I have a Fieldsheer XXL jacket for arm length and the body length is ok but to chest is big. I also have the insulated pants that fit great while standing then hike up above my boot tops in sitting position. Wear 13/14 foot and boots aren't to hard to find. I actually found a military style boot at Big 5 that are lace up with zipper sides. $29 and work great.

No one makes XL tall that's actually tall off the rack. Custom and much more $ is the option. The average person thinks adding a 1/2" to an 1" makes it xtra long. NOT.

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Did you try the Sidi symatex?


They have velcro from top to bottom. They pretty much adjust to any size leg.
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Yer all a bunch of FF's. (Oh wait, wrong forum)

But then at 6'0, 150, I'm short. But I definitely have the scrawny thing down.


I have a Fieldsheer Johnny TX jacket that fits everywhere except the chest and is quite water-resistant (though not 'proof' - rain will come through the sleeve and shoulder vents a little even if they're closed). It's a street-style coat instead of an ADV-type, so many here might not like it. Sleeves are plenty long enough, waist is small enough. The matching pants (Fieldsheer Apollo) are sized fine when standing but will rise over the top of my boots when seated unless I play with the velcro at the cuffs. The pants wick rain through the seams though, so avoid 'em unless you like having a soggy butt. To be fair they are advertised as "water resistant" and not "waterproof."

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Call Aerostich, they'll do what they can to accommodate you. And their Combat boots (regular and lite, both made by Sidi) are said to be a snug fitting boot in a range of sizes. At least that's what the guy I work with says about them, but he's built more like me than you.

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/index.html

Sizing info for their stuff (but also call):
http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...ide-sp-10.html

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http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...nfo-sp-24.html

I have a Darien suit I wear daily. Lucky for me it fit me off the shelf.

I'm 225#, 30" inseam. The Darien gear fits "roomier" than the Roadcrafter suits. The Roadcrafter seemed to fit me quite "form fitting" for the proper sizes- I like the roomier fit of the Darien. Most people that buy the 2-piece Roadcrafter are very happy with their purchase over the one piece RC, and you can also mix and match colors with the 2 piece. I bet the Roadcrafter can be tailored to fit you, they do custom sizing (for a fee). And worth every expensive penny!

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I'm 6'1" & 175# 34" inseam. Bought the Tourmaster Transision jacket and pants last winter in the tall sizes.These are the first pants that have stayed over my boots in the sitting position. The jacket sleeves are also good and long (34" reach). Fits just right with liners and loose enough without to vent well (But not to bulky). $300 for both online. Also very waterproof as I've done all day rides in the rain.

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I suggest a 3 month membership at Krispy Kreme.

Actually at 6'0 275lb and a 30" inseam I wish I had your problem.




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