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My chest is roughly 41 inches. I just measured from up under my arms, around my back, and right on the part of my chest that sticks out the most, just above the nipples. Should I compensate the size to account for clothes I should be wearing? According to Alpinestars.com the TZ-1 jacket comes only in sizes 46-64. I also plan to start weightlifting and getting bigger so 46 should work for me right?
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My chest is roughly 41 inches. I just measured from up under my arms, around my back, and right on the part of my chest that sticks out the most, just above the nipples. Should I compensate the size to account for clothes I should be wearing? According to Alpinestars.com the TZ-1 jacket comes only in sizes 46-64. I also plan to start weightlifting and getting bigger so 46 should work for me right?
I have a Joe Rocket thats a size 42 while my chest is 40" and it fits just right. So a 46 is going to be loose on you which you dont want as it will be able to slide up and the pads shift etc, I'd try a 44. Check the A*'s sizing chart or possibly see if any of your friends that ride happen to have one that size, or a local shop
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I have a Joe Rocket thats a size 42 while my chest is 40" and it fits just right. So a 46 is going to be loose on you which you dont want as it will be able to slide up and the pads shift etc, I'd try a 44. Check the A*'s sizing chart or possibly see if any of your friends that ride happen to have one that size, or a local shop
Alright, Ill see what I can do about a shop having em.
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Also, consider going up a size. I stayed with what fit me according to the chart. Pros: Armor didn't move, so in the event of an accident, nothing would move. Cons: Felt a little "crushed".
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Also, consider going up a size. I stayed with what fit me according to the chart. Pros: Armor didn't move, so in the event of an accident, nothing would move. Cons: Felt a little "crushed".
yea depends alot on your build. Why I suggested seein if ya can find a place to try on different sizes. I could prolly wear a 44 comfortably, not to mention get maybe a hoody under it. may can with what I got now too aint tried yet
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Also, consider going up a size. I stayed with what fit me according to the chart. Pros: Armor didn't move, so in the event of an accident, nothing would move. Cons: Felt a little "crushed".
Im not sure if the TZ-1 has armor in it. But 46 is 4 inches bigger than I need so I figured it'd give me something to grow into
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I had a TZ-1, bought it in 2004 and it did then. Not sure if it's CE-certified.
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I had a TZ-1, bought it in 2004 and it did then. Not sure if it's CE-certified.
Did you like it?
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My chest is roughly 41 inches. I just measured from up under my arms, around my back, and right on the part of my chest that sticks out the most, just above the nipples. Should I compensate the size to account for clothes I should be wearing? According to Alpinestars.com the TZ-1 jacket comes only in sizes 46-64. I also plan to start weightlifting and getting bigger so 46 should work for me right?
WHOA WHOA everyone hold your horses!!!!!!

Alpinestars using European sizing!!!! EEK!!!

Add 10 to your US Size.... if you buy an astars 46 you will be repeating the 'fat man in a little coat' Chris Farley skit

US 46 = astars/european 56
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Check the A*'s sizing chart or possibly see if any of your friends that ride happen to have one that size, or a local shop
I said check the A* sizing chart at least
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I said check the A* sizing chart at least
I'm not up in your chit... I was just seeing above where you told him to try a 44... and astars isnt in inches!! Tryin' to save the guy some $$ and help out
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I'm not up in your chit... I was just seeing above where you told him to try a 44... and astars isnt in inches!! Tryin' to save the guy some $$ and help out
lol I know hence the
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Did you like it?
I had a black one. I didn't like the gray flexible material that lined the arms. It's a good jacket.
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WHOA WHOA everyone hold your horses!!!!!!

Alpinestars using European sizing!!!! EEK!!!

Add 10 to your US Size.... if you buy an astars 46 you will be repeating the 'fat man in a little coat' Chris Farley skit

US 46 = astars/european 56
Thanks man. I looked on the sizing chart but it didn't seem to have a conversion for Euro sizes. Thanks for the help! What do you recommend then? I'll most likely be wearing it over a shirt some days and a uniform other days. Plus weightlifting and whatnot. I doubt I could gain 2 inches on my chest in 6 months though.
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I doubt I could gain 2 inches on my chest in 6 months though.
in basic I wouldnt be surprised
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in basic I wouldnt be surprised
I've heard consistently that you actually lose weight. Since you're under-fed and constantly running you lose muscle mass.
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Thanks man. I looked on the sizing chart but it didn't seem to have a conversion for Euro sizes. Thanks for the help! What do you recommend then? I'll most likely be wearing it over a shirt some days and a uniform other days. Plus weightlifting and whatnot. I doubt I could gain 2 inches on my chest in 6 months though.
As a disclaimer, your best bet is to go somewhere and try it on.

However, if you have a 41 inch chest now (and I think astars runs a little small usually) and you think you might get a little bigger in the near future, I would go with a 54 or maybe 56 depending how much lifting you plan to do.

If you're just doing pushups and such you won't increase your jacket size too much, but if you're doing heavy weight sessions for all muscle groups (chest, back, shoulders) and end up getting big lats along with chest and shoulder growth you might need to go bigger.
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As a disclaimer, your best bet is to go somewhere and try it on.

However, if you have a 41 inch chest now (and I think astars runs a little small usually) and you think you might get a little bigger in the near future, I would go with a 54 or maybe 56 depending how much lifting you plan to do.

If you're just doing pushups and such you won't increase your jacket size too much, but if you're doing heavy weight sessions for all muscle groups (chest, back, shoulders) and end up getting big lats along with chest and shoulder growth you might need to go bigger.
Is that 54 or 56 a Eruopean size? Cause you recommended a 56 in your first post so do you mean a 56 or 58?
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Is that 54 or 56 a Eruopean size? Cause you recommended a 56 in your first post so do you mean a 56 or 58?
Yeah that is converted to European. I don't know your build so maybe you would want to err on the big side, try the 56 if you want to. If you order from a site like kneedraggers.com they will pay shipping one way for resize exchanges.

And the only reason I used that number in the first post was as an example number since before you and PG were talking about a 46 US.

But really your best bet is to go try one on. Even if you cant find the exact same astars coat just any of their coats would give you a better idea of the fit...
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Yeah that is converted to European. I don't know your build so maybe you would want to err on the big side, try the 56 if you want to. If you order from a site like kneedraggers.com they will pay shipping one way for resize exchanges.

And the only reason I used that number in the first post was as an example number since before you and PG were talking about a 46 US.

But really your best bet is to go try one on. Even if you cant find the exact same astars coat just any of their coats would give you a better idea of the fit...
I'll have to try some on. My build is kind of funny. I'm 6'1" and only about 170lbs right now. My friends say I'm big but I don't think I am. Shoulders are around 19" across.

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