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size matters

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by rich p, 1 Aug 2007.

  1. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    I just looked at some Giordana bibshorts and my waist size (32-34) is classed as XL and if I tip over into 34-36 I become XXL. It doesn't do much for your self esteem when you have to order Fat B*stard shorts.;)
     
  2. k-dog

    k-dog New Member

    Some sizing is just ridiculous.

    I have Giordana 3/4's - an XL and they're a little tight. My Assos L are perfect and my Lusso M are the loosest of the 3.
     
  3. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    Maybe their marketing people also deal with condoms - Large, Extra Large and Giant. ;)
     
  4. Christopher

    Christopher Über Member

    I found the sizing of bibtights varied from make to make and sometimes even between models within the same brand. Only way I got the right size was to try on several pairs.

    Anyway Italian bike clothes are sized for whippets: I wear a US L, a UK XL and Italian XXL+...
     
  5. Blonde

    Blonde New Member

    Location:
    Bury, Lancashire
    I'm a 'Large' too in ladies shorts, :biggrin: although only a 'medium' in men's.

    I agree with Patrick though - you wouldn't want to be thought of as 'small' in the shorts department, now, would you?!! ;)

    Patrick - Actually it's 'Trojan Magnum XXL' Wonder why there aren't any called 'fluffy bunnykins medium'..... :biggrin:
     
  6. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    italian stuff is, imo, sized for the pros. think rasmussen for a m and, if you're like me, a whopping 5'7" tall then a XXl top fits. god help you if you're 6' tall and not built like a beanpole to boot!
     
  7. sheddy

    sheddy Veteran

    Location:
    WGC
    OT but Giant (who should know better) started last year classifing their MTBs as Small, Medium, Large etc. I had a comedy discussion with a boy working in one of the bike shops -
    'Have you got a Giant in a 19" frame ?
    No, but we have Medium
    What size is that ?
    It's Medium
     
  8. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton

    I take your point but most men would prefer to be thought of as large in the <ahem> trouser department but not in the beer belly department. Hence my preference for cycling shorts would be - medium waist but extra gusset :biggrin:
     
  9. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Sometimes my shorts go from large to small when I'm still wearing them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Extra medium seems to be my size these days, tending to be nearer to the extra size than the medium! ;)