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Alright guys so im going to be purchasing my first suit and i think im going with an alpinestars. I looked at their website on the sizing and according to their measurement a 42 is my exact size. I'm 6 foot and about 195 lbs, but i do work out a lot and still play football for a minor league team so my arms and shoulders are bigger then your average guy

just wanted to see from people who have them if they are true to fit, or run big/small.
 

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Alright guys so im going to be purchasing my first suit and i think im going with an alpinestars. I looked at their website on the sizing and according to their measurement a 42 is my exact size. I'm 6 foot and about 195 lbs, but i do work out a lot and still play football for a minor league team so my arms and shoulders are bigger then your average guy

just wanted to see from people who have them if they are true to fit, or run big/small.

is their any dealerships nearby that carry suits? if they carry a few brands you might find the best fitting suit for you. pretty sure they fit close to size though.
 

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Order a 46 from kneedraggers and if it doesn't fit right they'll replace it for the correct size for free. I'm 5'7" 130lbs and a size 36 fit me spot on. I am also the exact size to their measurement.
 

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42????

No way....

I have a 42 suit. I lost a little weight, so I should fit into a 40 now.

I'm 5'6 maybe, and 155 butt naked. My weight peaked at 170 or something. I have short legs, so the legs are a little long.

No way your a 42. I'm sure that would be way to short for you. Try a 44. Most 6'0 ft over guys wear a 44.

The length on alpinestar suits seem to be consistent with others. However, they aren't as baggy which is good. Nice tight snug fit. Every brand is different. I notice alpinestars seem to be more snug and not as baggy. Mine fits me pretty good, I just wish it was more snug now. I can prob squeeze down into a 40 (my alpinestar jacket is a 40).

FYI, I own the MX-1 1 piece suit. I also own the jacket. Why did I go with 42? Well, honestly, 40 length was perfect for me, it was the legs, the calves were way to tight for me (i have pretty big calves). So I went with the 42. the 40 length on arms would have been better for me, but it would have been more snug over all. The 40 armpit was too tight, but now that I think of it, I prob could have delt with it. My next alpinestar suit will def be a 40.

You might complain about the alpinestar suit being too tight around the armpit area. Most people do.
 

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yea i talked to a astars rep and with my given chest measurement and height he said go with a 44, possibly even a 46. I have pretty broad shoulders so im actually thinkin 46 is the way to go, pretty much all of my shirts/jackets/hoodies are xl and fit me good.

he explained to me a 42 was entry level large. 44 was a big large/small xl and a 46 xl. 48 xxl
 

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Keep in mind the looser the suit, the more chance the suit will bunch and grab when sliding. This is where most burst seams happen and sadly many make the mistake of thinking the burst seam was from a quality issue when it really was just fitment.

Considering you've posted this in a track forum I'd keep that in mind. Most street riders go sizes larger to fit shorts (even jumpers) under, don't size it like that for the track, the tighter you can have it without restricting movement, the better.

If you own a back protector take it with you to the dealer if you're planning on trying on a suit for sizing... which is an action I'd highly recommend so you know for sure the size you want wihtout having to stuff around posting items back (good on you kneedraggers tho).
 

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Do yourself a serious favor and make your way over to CycleGear. They carry A-Star 1 pieces. There are not many places you can find 1 pieces. I thought your track day was coming up soon. Do you really want to return it if it dosnt fit? The replacement might not fit either. I dont know if there is a CycleGear around you, but if its an hour away I would say its worth the drive. Call before to see if they have size range.
 

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Keep in mind the looser the suit, the more chance the suit will bunch and grab when sliding. This is where most burst seams happen and sadly many make the mistake of thinking the burst seam was from a quality issue when it really was just fitment.

Considering you've posted this in a track forum I'd keep that in mind. Most street riders go sizes larger to fit shorts (even jumpers) under, don't size it like that for the track, the tighter you can have it without restricting movement, the better.

If you own a back protector take it with you to the dealer if you're planning on trying on a suit for sizing... which is an action I'd highly recommend so you know for sure the size you want wihtout having to stuff around posting items back (good on you kneedraggers tho).


This is a good point too about the back protector. I brought mine with me and wore exactly what I would wear on the track so to get the best fit
 

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i am the same heght and build every manufacturer. seems to have different size listed i dont understan how i am a 42 in one brand and a 48 in another . i am 6"1 186 -195 but is my range but the waist is either too small or the chest is too big am I going to have a custom suit made .
I tis impossible for me to find nice fitting clothes.
 

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I'm a 46' jacket and sound like a similar build to you, 6' as well. I have a 33" waist and am muscular so hard to fit. I just bought an Alpinestars suit over the winter as a rain suit. I bought a 48. I've never been a good fit off the rack, my A suit is a custom fit Vanson suit. I have to say the Alpinestars fits me very well.

I just took a look and based on Alpinestars chest size I would be a 48 so I would say their chart is pretty true.

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