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post #1 of 7 Old 06-16-2007, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need Help with Leathers

It turns out the people running the trackday I want to attend don't rent leathers anymore (I just called them and found this out). So it looks like I will have to buy some leathers, unfortunately I don't have much $$$. I would buy some reasonably priced off-the-rack leathers but I don't think anything would fit me, (6'4", 180lbs., hideously long arms). Does anyone know of any leathers that have appropiate sizing or is my only choice to get some custom made? any other ideas? Thanks

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-16-2007, 09:35 PM
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Maybe WIM could be of some assistance?
Note: It could be years before they arrive.I hope you don't need gloves!

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Another alternative is to buy off the rack stuff that fits your chest and waist and take it to a leather shop (or send to Barnacle Bill) for arm and leg adjustments. This may be less $ than completely custom made stuff, but it won't be as perfect as customs either.

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Thanks for the suggestions. Right now I am thinking custom is my only choice as fit is very important to me.

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+1 on Barnacle Bill. I'm at the other end of the spectrum and Bill is a good choice.

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I am 6' 2" and leathers fit me fine. It doesn't matter if the legs and sleeves are a little short, boots and racing gloves will go over them just fine. I would just try some on off the rack. I run with Dainese, not cheap but very well made.

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+1 on Barnacle Bill. I'm at the other end of the spectrum and Bill is a good choice.
I have been trying to decide between BB's and Syed.
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I am 6' 2" and leathers fit me fine. It doesn't matter if the legs and sleeves are a little short, boots and racing gloves will go over them just fine. I would just try some on off the rack. I run with Dainese, not cheap but very well made.
Thanks for the suggestion, I just don't think it would work for me. Not only are the arms and legs a problem but I have a narrow chest/waist so I would have to get a ridiculously small size that would probably leave 6" of my legs/arms exposed.

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