euro jersey sizing (tall & skinny)

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Benjamin Lewis, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. My cycling club is currently preparing to order some long sleeved wool
    cycling jerseys, and I'd like to purchase one. Unfortunately, I can't try
    one on before I order. They come in "euro sizing"; and they've provided a
    sizing chart as follows:

    Euro 3 Euro 4 Euro 5
    5'0 to 5'6" 5'6" to 5'10" 5'10" and up
    135-150 lbs 150-165 lbs 165-180 lbs
    36-37 chest 38-39 chest 40-41 chest

    I'm roughly 6'2", weigh a little over 150 lbs, and I believe my chest size
    is approximately 36-37 (it's possible that I'm measuring wrong, but if so
    it's more likely that this is on the high side).

    Are there any other tall skinny guys out there with euro sized clothing who
    can give me a recommendation? I prefer my jerseys not to hang too loosely
    (ideally should be touching my skin everywhere). It's also nice if the
    arms are long enough, but as long as they're somewhat reasonable this is a
    second priority.

    One thought I had was to order the size 4, and look into getting it taken
    in if it's annoyingly loose, but I'd prefer not to have to do this if
    there's a size that fits better.

    --
    Benjamin Lewis

    A small, but vocal, contingent even argues that tin is superior, but they
    are held by most to be the lunatic fringe of Foil Deflector Beanie science.
     
    Tags:


  2. Matt O'Toole

    Matt O'Toole Guest

    Benjamin Lewis wrote:

    > My cycling club is currently preparing to order some long sleeved wool
    > cycling jerseys, and I'd like to purchase one. Unfortunately, I
    > can't try one on before I order. They come in "euro sizing"; and
    > they've provided a sizing chart as follows:
    >
    > Euro 3 Euro 4 Euro 5
    > 5'0 to 5'6" 5'6" to 5'10" 5'10" and up
    > 135-150 lbs 150-165 lbs 165-180 lbs
    > 36-37 chest 38-39 chest 40-41 chest
    >
    > I'm roughly 6'2", weigh a little over 150 lbs, and I believe my chest
    > size is approximately 36-37 (it's possible that I'm measuring wrong,
    > but if so it's more likely that this is on the high side).
    >
    > Are there any other tall skinny guys out there with euro sized
    > clothing who can give me a recommendation? I prefer my jerseys not
    > to hang too loosely (ideally should be touching my skin everywhere).
    > It's also nice if the arms are long enough, but as long as they're
    > somewhat reasonable this is a second priority.
    >
    > One thought I had was to order the size 4, and look into getting it
    > taken in if it's annoyingly loose, but I'd prefer not to have to do
    > this if there's a size that fits better.


    That's probably a good plan. Smaller sizes are otherwise proportioned for a
    smaller/shorter person, so I wouldn't go there. It's usually pretty easy to
    take in the side seams, but the rest will never fit right if you buy a shirt
    that's too small for your height. Even with less flesh on your bones, a smaller
    size won't match the proportions of your frame.

    I have two siblings w/ over 10 years each in haberdashery, so I have a pretty
    good idea what works. Yes, I've had the tailor in my brother's store work on my
    cycling clothes.

    Matt O.
     
  3. Benjamin Lewis <[email protected]> wrote:

    > My cycling club is currently preparing to order some long sleeved wool
    > cycling jerseys, and I'd like to purchase one. Unfortunately, I can't try
    > one on before I order. They come in "euro sizing"; and they've provided a
    > sizing chart as follows:


    > Euro 3 Euro 4 Euro 5
    > 5'0 to 5'6" 5'6" to 5'10" 5'10" and up
    > 135-150 lbs 150-165 lbs 165-180 lbs
    > 36-37 chest 38-39 chest 40-41 chest


    > I'm roughly 6'2", weigh a little over 150 lbs, and I believe my chest size
    > is approximately 36-37 (it's possible that I'm measuring wrong, but if so
    > it's more likely that this is on the high side).


    > Are there any other tall skinny guys out there with euro sized clothing who
    > can give me a recommendation? I prefer my jerseys not to hang too loosely
    > (ideally should be touching my skin everywhere). It's also nice if the
    > arms are long enough, but as long as they're somewhat reasonable this is a
    > second priority.


    > One thought I had was to order the size 4, and look into getting it taken
    > in if it's annoyingly loose, but I'd prefer not to have to do this if
    > there's a size that fits better.


    Probably the 4. The 5 will be too big in the chest. The 3 will
    not have long enough arms and maybe even torso (all the older wool
    jerseys I have are long in torso, but newer ones may not be).
    The 3 may also be hard to even get into, especially if it doesn't
    have a long zipper. Even if, like me, you have a sunken
    97-pound-weakling chest, your shoulders are probably still
    bigger than the intended wearer of the 3.
     
  4. Chris Neary

    Chris Neary Guest

    I'd lean toward the Euro 5.

    I'm 6' & 158 pounds. I have both a Tommaso and Natali jersey in a 5 and they
    fit well.

    The fit may hinge on your torso length, which could vary from your overall
    height.

    Good luck!


    Chris Neary
    [email protected]

    "Science, freedom, beauty, adventure: what more could
    you ask of life? Bicycling combined all the elements I
    loved" - Adapted from a quotation by Charles Lindbergh
     
  5. Bert L.

    Bert L. Guest

    "Benjamin Lewis" <[email protected]> schreef in bericht
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > My cycling club is currently preparing to order some long sleeved wool
    > cycling jerseys, and I'd like to purchase one. Unfortunately, I can't try
    > one on before I order. They come in "euro sizing"; and they've provided a
    > sizing chart as follows:
    >
    > Euro 3 Euro 4 Euro 5
    > 5'0 to 5'6" 5'6" to 5'10" 5'10" and up
    > 135-150 lbs 150-165 lbs 165-180 lbs
    > 36-37 chest 38-39 chest 40-41 chest
    >
    > I'm roughly 6'2", weigh a little over 150 lbs, and I believe my chest size
    > is approximately 36-37 (it's possible that I'm measuring wrong, but if so
    > it's more likely that this is on the high side).
    >
    > Are there any other tall skinny guys out there with euro sized clothing

    who
    > can give me a recommendation? I prefer my jerseys not to hang too loosely
    > (ideally should be touching my skin everywhere). It's also nice if the
    > arms are long enough, but as long as they're somewhat reasonable this is a
    > second priority.
    >
    > One thought I had was to order the size 4, and look into getting it taken
    > in if it's annoyingly loose, but I'd prefer not to have to do this if
    > there's a size that fits better.
    >
    > --
    > Benjamin Lewis
    >
    > A small, but vocal, contingent even argues that tin is superior, but they
    > are held by most to be the lunatic fringe of Foil Deflector Beanie

    science.

    There are several types of Euro sizing. Italian sizing is smaller than
    German, i.e. an Iti size 5 would be a German 4.
    Can you give your figures in metrical sizes, I can't comment on the "alien"
    sizing you are providing.

    cheers,

    bert L. (NL, EU)
     
Loading...
Loading...