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racing suit fitment and brand questions
so I was able to finally try on a couple suits today and intend to purchase something in the next month. I am 5'7" and 175lbs and first tried on a Daiense 42/52 which I had to really force on myself. Once on it felt like it was made for someone a little shorter than myself and my large calf's would not allow me to zip the legs down so I could not go with that suit. Next I tried on a Sedici 44/54 which went on easy and fit snug on my legs and my body with a back protector but my arms were looser. I could grab a bit of loose leather on my arms but not on my legs or body at all.
I have heard that suits are supposed to be a pain to get on but the 44 felt comfortable and snug on most my body. is it acceptable to have it a little loose in the arms? or should I try to find a 42 that my legs can fit in that squeezes my body and let it break in? the 42 was a bit of a struggle to get on and I'm not sure how well it would fit with a back protector in since I only tried the 44 with the protector.
I also imagine different brands fit different in areas and the sales guy said that Sedici leathers where maybe a bit big in the arms or maybe my arms are just too wimpy
I'm not decided in what leathers to get yet just looking at sizing. but new or slightly used I need to be in a reasonable price range of around or below 700 since its my first set of leathers. I have to buy all new gear so I may end up going with the more affordable suit since I have a lot to buy
Last edited by mprhead5; 09-06-2014 at 10:31 PM.