Newbie question I just recently ordered an Alpinestars 7-2 jacket from the US from ridersdiscount My trouble, and one I have with all clothes, is that I am 5 foot 7, but quite broad and stocky. 41" chest and 75 kg. Of course this means all my clothing is either long and fitted, or the right length and too tight. Although they are recommended for people over 5'10", I bought the size 52 (42US) jacket, as I fit into the 52 range for weight and chest. It's my first bike jacket so I'm not sure about the size. I've been to a few shops and tried on different Alpinestars jackets (but not the 7-2). Some guys said I was definitely a 52, others definitely a 50. When trying on the 50 it was definitely tight. Not snug. Tight, as in it was a bit of an effort to zip it up, and once on, felt like a straight jacket. The 52 I have got looks and fits fine, with no bagginess. But it is not tight. I can zip it up easily. The sleeves are are slightly too long (when standing normally, they come an inch past the wrist. The jacket itself comes down about an inch below my beltline. When crouched on my bike the jacket becomes a bit bunched around the stomach and chest, and there is some looseness in the shoulders, but the arms are tight (no slack AT ALL around the bicep). When sitting the bottom of the jacket touches the very tops of my thighs. Just how tight should it be? If it feels comfortable when sanding is it too big. If I go down to the 50, then I can barely zip the thing up. I feel like I will always have to make the compromise between length and tightness. Height wise I am a small, build was somewhere between a medium and large for most clothing. My business suit size is a 42 short. Any help will be grealtly appreciated!