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In regards to leather jackets

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' at netrider.net.au started by Mofo2007, May 6, 2007.

  1. When you try and buy leather jacks, are they supposed to be a VERY tight fit or just a snug fit?
    My friend just dropped by over last night with his FZ1000 and I asked why hes jacket looks really small for him. He said it has to be a tight fit.
    Looks like a large size man fitting into a small/medium shirt.


     
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  2. It should be snug, not loose, and not seam stretching tight, you should be able to move comfortably in it.
     
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  3. You dont want your body to move too much inside the jacket(ie. snug fit) otherwise the padded parts will move off your body in a stack.
     
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  4. I just bought one - advice was that it should be tight when you first where it, as it will stretch a bit (and be more comfortable) as you use it more.

    Now my only problem is that the sleeves are a couple of cms too long, and I have to find an alterations place to adjust the sleeves
     
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  5. Could barely get my arms in the sleeves the first time I tried my jacket on. Now it fits perfectly.
     
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  6. Thanks for the reply.
    Might go into a shop and look for a snug fit.
    Im not the type to wear really tight things anyway.
    :grin:
     
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  7. decide what you are going to wear under it. I bought mine in winter and its snug if I wear a jumper but looser if I wear a t shirt.
     
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  8. So you think I should walk into the shop and try on a leather jacket while wearing a jacket underneathe?
     
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  9. you should prolly go in there with what you'd plan to wear under it on a cold day and a tshirt. Make sure it's not too small to wear warmth underneath and not too big with just a tshirt.

    at a guess judging on everyone else's advice :)
     
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  10. :WStupid:
    I meant you should think about what you will wear under it and it would be a good idea to try it with and without warm gear on.
     
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  11. Like Roarin said as I tucked into my fourth helping of curry up at Tintaldra:

    "Let the man eat, leathers don't work if they're all loose and baggy!"

    :LOL:
     
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