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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2007, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question for the girls on jackets...

Have any of you worn men's jackets before? I tend to wear a small in men's and I am looking for my first leather jacket. I'm 5 4, about 120lbs, and have a small chest. Will http://www.newenough.com/closeouts/b...le_jacket.html this fit me okay? I'm thinking of getting a size 34...

I'm not used to wearing girl clothes so I don't know my size in ladies and most of the jackets have some major girly girl colors or lettering I don't really appreciate. If anyone could point me to any other decent perforated leather jackets that would be nice....
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2007, 04:46 PM
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2007, 04:54 PM
 
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I would have to put a plug here and say out of the Icon, Alpine Star and Rocket Jackets I have had I love the AGV Sport ladies jackets the best. TheAGV Sport Ladies Xena Jacket is a leather jacket, that comes in Powder Blue, Pink and Black. The black is very clean cut and not girlie looking at all, for the female rider. It has a 5 year warranty and is vented for comfort. It retails at $300.00 and can be purchased through Parts Unlimited. We also provide the Ladies Xena Textile Jacket that is available in Pink, Blue, and Lavendar. This jacket retails at $160.00 and is also available through Parts Unlimited. These jackets are available in XSmall-XLarge and if you need help figuring out your sizing in any type of jacket feel free to shoot me a PM and I'd be more than happy to help you with that in any brand, as I have all the companies sizing charts on hand during the day. Best of luck!!
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out of the Icon, Alpine Star and Rocket Jackets I have had I love the AGV Sport ladies jackets the best.
I am SHOCKED!! just playin'
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2007, 05:14 PM
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I do have a men's jacket, the first jacket I ever bought b/c I didnt care for any womens they had on the market at the time. I would highly reccommend going for a womens specific. While the mens kinda met my needs, it def cannot compare to having a built for ladies jacket, even if it doesnt fit perfect.

My suggestion is to check out several brands, find a jacket you like, then take the measurements as recommended by each manufacturer. I wear different sizes in different brands so that is the best way I have found to do it.
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Yeah, I did love my Rocket ladies leather last year too, I'll admit.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-11-2007, 10:30 PM
 
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Personally I've never worn/owned a men's jacket, just because I don't like the way they fit. Gear requires two things to be effective: 1. That you wear it, and 2. That is fits your body right.

I have had excellent luck with Joe Rocket and Power Trip gear, both in leather and mesh. One of the main reasons men's jackets won't ever fit me right is that I am ... er... chesty. And Joe Rocket gear is cut accordingly.

However, since you have a petite build, and are smaller in the chest, Alpinestars will fit you PERFECTLY. It tends to run smaller, it fits close to the body, and it doesn't have room for ...er... ample bosoms. It's also top-notch in terms of quality and protection.

And I agree that AGV makes some superior gear as well. Haven't tried any of it myself, but friends who are track junkies sing its praises often.

And Alpinestars, AGV and also Teknic are all cleaner/more classic in their styling than, let's say, Icon.

Hit up every dealership and cycle shop in town, and try on everything you can get your hands on. Once you've determined which brands you like and that fit you the best, you can set about price-shopping online (New Enough is excellent, as is tricktape.com )

Good luck!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-12-2007, 01:38 AM
 
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You really have to try on gear
I have a men's Joe Rocket perforated Jacket that I love.

What I do not like about "most" ladies jackets, is they sacrifice looks for protection.

I also own a ladies Icon Jacket, which has pretty good protection, but no where near my Joe Rocket.

AGV just did not fit me...

Alpinestars - I just do not like the look, but great protection.

I have never tried on Teknic

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