jersey sizing question



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Kristin Garau

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wow, this is really frustrating. I know I wear a Pearl Izumi
Large (42-44) and I realize that's an American cut. But to
figure out if that translates to an Euro 5 or 6 seems to
depend upon from whom you purchase. I've seen Nalini jerseys
(Domina Vacanze -- okay, I'm a Cipo geek. I admit it. He was
great to my son at the TdG.) described by different
companies as 5's being 42's and 6's being 46's. Is there any
way to be sure what I'm getting? Any help would be
appreciated. thanks, Kris
 

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I really don't know why there isn't a standard sizing system for apparel. We've been wearing clothes for a few thousand years but there is still confusion when it comes to sizes.

Here's a good example. I just purchased an Oakley and a Specialized jersey. The oakley is 2XL and is a sung fit. A couple of days late the Specialized (3XL) jersey arrives (both purchased online) and it is a couple of sizes tighter... 'spose I'll just have to cycle harder, longer, faster and llose some weight.

By the way... both jerseys are great!
 
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Hunrobe

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>"Kristin Garau" [email protected]

wrote:

>wow, this is really frustrating. I know I wear a Pearl
>Izumi Large (42-44) and I realize that's an American cut.
>But to figure out if that translates to an Euro 5 or 6
>seems to depend upon from whom you purchase. I've seen
>Nalini jerseys (Domina Vacanze -- okay, I'm a Cipo geek. I
>admit it. He was great to my son at the TdG.) described by
>different companies as 5's being 42's and 6's being 46's.
>Is there any way to be sure what I'm getting? Any help
>would be appreciated. thanks, Kris

World Cycling Productions catalogs have always been very
reliable for me when trying to determine what size to
order from different manufacturers. (BTW, Nalini tends
to run snug)

Regards, Bob Hunt
 
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Johnny

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"Kristin Garau" <[email protected]> wrote in news:Okbvc.7842$Yd3.4164
@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net:
> wow, this is really frustrating. I know I wear a Pearl
> Izumi Large (42-44) and I realize that's an American cut.
> But to figure out if that translates to an Euro 5 or 6
> seems to depend upon from whom you purchase.

Try them on first. Chest size is just one consideration.
Arm, neck, and waist sizes also vary a lot from brand to
brand. Some brands just won't fit some people properly.