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    WTB: Leathers

    I am 5' 6" 185-190 pounds so off the rack leathers will not usually fit me well with out alteration. Will consider either 1 or 2 piece. Hopefully there is another short, thick guy out there looking to unload something that fits me reasonably well. I would also like contact info for any good source for leather tailors.

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    Dave over at MonkeyMoto can do full custom suits, check with him.

    or if you have an existing suit Leather and Lace is an amazing tailor for suits

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    Still looking for leathers but I tried on a couple of new sets and found that 44/54 will be the best rack size for me but will need alterations. I prefer 2 piece and will consider 1 piece but do not want black leather.
    I also spoke to Leather and Lace and their price estimates sounded pretty high. I then found a company in Pflugerville called Tailor Fit that gave reasonable estimates, but I have no feedback to offer on quality.

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    Price estimates were high from leather and lace? Or did i get confused? I know they did mine and their quality is incredible, and I found it extremely reasonably priced. She does great work, and the quality is incredible.

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    Todd, just an opinion; unless it's a fit issue, I think you're really going to want a one piece. In my opinion, a one piece that's tailored to you will be safer FOR TRACK use. A two piece may give a bit more room, but unfortunately the pads can move in a crash. I know from experience...
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    Try them out!
    RideSmart made custom suits for all of the instructors.
    The price is fair and good quality too
    http://www.mass-sports.com.pk/profile.asp
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    I got ball park alteration estimates from both Leather and Lace and Tailor Fit. Both told me that the price could vary quite a bit depending on the suit maker, but the Tailor Fit estimate was substantially lower. I live in Central Texas not too far from Tailor Fit so that is a big plus for me. Leather and Lace has good reviews for quality but I currently have none for Tailor Fit.
    I raced a good bit many years ago and had two suits. The first was an altered off the rack Dainese two piece and the second was a custom SYED one piece. The SYED suit left me missing the old reliable and comfortable Dainese two piece. Different strokes...
    I am over thinking the s**t out of this and am looking at custom and altering off the rack. I intend to be happy with my choice. Mass Sports in on the list.

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    I have a 1 piece RS Tiachi worn for 2 track days and 1 session in the rain. I'll throw in the liner and a turtle shell

    EU size = 58
    JP = 3XL

    I'm 6' 190lb at the time i bought it... it was a tight fit and a bit on the short side.

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    I think that a 58 would be a bit big as a starting point for alterations. I have a back protector. Where are you located? Price? Pictures?

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    Confused how a EUR 58 could be so snug on 6’ 190lb dude. I’m 6’1”, 200lb and wear a 54 (44 US)
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