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Ok, I'm battled with the tape measure today, and the tape measure won
The size guide says women's xl (hands over face) or men's medium, but then the conversion chart from women to men say a men's large ... mmm??? (And I'm a 14 normally ... 12 in tops sometimes ...)
So I think that since the clothes come up small I should order a large for the monaco and the jersey, but is the jacket a little more generously cut, and therefore I might be better off in a medium???
Alternatively, has there been swapping around of kit in the past when kit has been too big for some, too small for others?
The monaco doesn't take any prisoners. It is a "performance fit". I have a M mens monaco and it is tight. I *should* have a S monaco (weedy 36" chest).
I'm sure the jacket is a relaxed fit. My M jersey is baggy, and my L jacket is huge. Each item has a certain fit - you can find the fit type on the item's page.
Thanks Cat5, I was trying to work sizes out too. 38" chest, and I'd calculated that S meant Medium for the Monaco.
Brit, don't be embarrassed about your chest. Be proud. Have you seen how embarrassed us blokes are who profess to weedy chests? We're trying to compare ourselves with triangular swimmers.
By an unusual quirk, in an administrative error the HMRC appear to have taken too little this month, so I'm cash positive Now thinking of cycling jackets.
erm, as I am a size 14 I am thinking I should order a large then? although I am hoping to lose weight, but even then it probably isn't going to be baggy unless I lose a ridiculous amount?
What Blisters said.
Remeber us men don't really know what dress sizes mean in real numbers. You may have to explain. Pictures are worth a thousand words remember .
TBH my monaco is tight around the gut rather than the chest.
You wont be the first pirate in the middle east welcome aboard!!Matchschick ... go for a medium
thanks meldy, if they are too small I will just have to lose more weight! will be a good incentive
I think I mentioned before somewhere ... if anything its the length in the body that comes up a bit short so I would always opt for the bigger size, that and the arm holes are quite 'baggy' !!
Does anyone know how the LG sizes compare to the sizes for the Carvalho tri stuff from a few years ago?
oh, I don't know whether to do the same as brit now
I am going to go to evans when I get a chance as they have LG stuff in there, so I can try some on and see how it is. With a tri top, you don't want it baggy as in the water it will really slow you down, in a pool that is, under a wetsuit wouldn't matter
I would say quite poss Carvalho is a bit smaller than LG ... but not by muchGo a size bigger than you would usually is my advice
I am thinking medium all the way, I know from meeting IronCat what size he is, so can compare and my monaco is a snug medium but large would flap around too much and small would rip as I put it on. Mathschhick I am size12/14 if that helps.
steady, thanks - that does help. I am not quite down to a size 12, but should be after I lose a bit more flab. I am a bit large busted - does that make a lot of difference? Mind you, they will get smaller too as I lose a bit more weight
Ive just checked the responsibilities of my role as "Junior Subordinate, YTS tea-boy, Stand In Dogsbody to the Kit Commander In Chief" and I can confirm it includes Womens Kit Measurer**whips out tape measure*Please note as im keen to impress the Kit Commander In Chief my initiative extends to offering a web cam estimation service.
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