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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 11th, 2007, 9:12 pm Thread Starter
 
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Question about Leather Track Suit Fit

Folks, I just purchased a new leather Fieldsheer track suit for some track riding I will be doing in Las Vegas in March. I have seen these things on riders, and they look like they are pretty tight fitting by design. Since I have never owned (or worn) one before, my question is, how tight is too tight? I am not losing circulation or anything, but want to know if I should be returning for a larger size...

Can I expect the leather to expand over time?

Appreciate any guidance you all can provide. Thanks.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 12th, 2007, 11:30 am
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 12th, 2007, 5:55 pm
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The fit should be snug, but not uncomfortable. Too tight and you could restrict your circulation as you know, but too loose and you the armour will not stay where it's supposed to be in a crash.


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The answer to one of your questions is YES, it will stretch over time. Leather will expand with use and soften up.

I have a BMW ProRace leather suit that when purchased, the pants fit my waist almost too snug, now they are perfect, have room for wearing my back protector and they still almost fit too loose around waist - just right. And I can assure you I have not lost weight in the past two years.

I have had the same experience with other leather suits.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 12th, 2007, 7:31 pm Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the advice so far! Candidly, I'd get a picture, but not sure I want to expose myself on the web in the event it is just plan silly-tight. And, you know what I mean!

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 12th, 2007, 7:57 pm
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Depends on how it fits when you're positioned on the bike, too. Might be a bit awkward to walk in (ever see racers walking around the paddock area before a race?). Go for a ride and note any tightness or the fit is a bit sloppy (you don't want too much "give"). Optimally, it should feel like a second skin when you're riding.



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