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General Category => Audax => PBP 2019 => Topic started by: JohnL on June 07, 2019, 01:45:56 pm

Title: Jersey sizing
Post by: JohnL on June 07, 2019, 01:45:56 pm
I’m just completing my entry, and by the looks of things I should be a 2xl for a 40” chest for the official jersey. Is that right???
I’m an L in Force GB for what it’s worth.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: phil w on June 07, 2019, 01:59:05 pm
I wear a PBP 2015 jersey size L and wear LEL 2013 / 2017 jerseys in size L as well.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: FifeingEejit on June 07, 2019, 02:06:30 pm
I just rechecked and 100cm is 2XL in the mens jersey and L in the reflective vest for me, there isn't a 100cm option on the womens sizing
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: phil w on June 07, 2019, 02:11:46 pm
Ignore me got my cm to inches factor wrong. Deleted earlier post  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: JohnL on June 07, 2019, 02:24:31 pm
Doing a bit of googling it looks like I am 2xl. Fair enough!!
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: paulworthington53 on June 07, 2019, 08:10:09 pm
I’m just completing my entry, and by the looks of things I should be a 2xl for a 40” chest for the official jersey. Is that right???
I’m an L in Force GB for what it’s worth.

I'm exactly the same as you: 40" chest, L in Force GB stuff and 2XL in PBP sizing. At least I know that AUK jersey will fit...
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: Diesel on June 07, 2019, 10:32:12 pm
Do we believe the sizing chart is correct? I'm 40 inch chest as well but have never ordered anything XXL. All my cycle Jerseys are in Large.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: Wycombewheeler on June 08, 2019, 01:50:16 am
Do we believe the sizing chart is correct? I'm 40 inch chest as well but have never ordered anything XXL. All my cycle Jerseys are in Large.

that would surprise me as well, as I'm 38" and ALL my kit is medium, castelli, rapha, le col and endura (although the endura top is looser than I would like)

is the jersey size guide  easily available, or van you only see when logged in and registering?
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: JohnL on June 08, 2019, 08:36:07 am
Do we believe the sizing chart is correct? I'm 40 inch chest as well but have never ordered anything XXL. All my cycle Jerseys are in Large.
This is what made me nervous, but after a bit of googling everyone last time seemed to be needing ‘overly large’ sizes.
I’m surprised Phil W was a large last time if he’s an L in LEL jersey...
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: FifeingEejit on June 08, 2019, 09:59:56 am
Pro-rider fit?
I remember a few years back Prendas "found" some santini wool jerseys from the late 70s, even the largest size wouldn't have fitted me.

My chest size doesn't seem to vary much with the rest of my weight so what surprised me was that the height for the 2xl is iirc 194cm a whole 11cm taller than I am. Which makes me think it'd be overly long regardless 9f how much belly it'd got to get round.

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Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: JohnL on June 08, 2019, 10:08:43 am
I’ve gone for 2XL and we’ll see what happens. It’s not expensive for a jersey, and worse case scenario I might stick it in a frame. It’ll be a nice souvenir regardless!
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: Wycombewheeler on June 08, 2019, 04:53:24 pm
I'm not sure I trust the size guide

according to the guide, my height is a medium jersey, my waist is a medium jersey, but my chest is an extra large. I can't believe the difference between waist size and chest size is as small as 4cm at all sizes.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: veloboy on June 08, 2019, 10:52:50 pm
The PBP 'sizing chart' is from another planet. 5x ridden PBP and with a 40 inch / 100cm chest, have always found a size 'L' fit best (as does most EU sizing foe jerseys and shorts).
Your only hope if getting it wrong, is thong about an try to exchange with someone else who 'got it wrong' [small but possible chance].
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: alotronic on June 10, 2019, 08:58:50 am
The PBP 'sizing chart' is from another planet. 5x ridden PBP and with a 40 inch / 100cm chest, have always found a size 'L' fit best (as does most EU sizing foe jerseys and shorts).
Your only hope if getting it wrong, is thong about an try to exchange with someone else who 'got it wrong' [small but possible chance].

Ha! Yes did exactly that - tried on a gilet which was silly large and figured my XL top would be just as big, traded for an L and it's just a little too small, can only be worn at very lowest weight. Doh. I am hobbity, M high and L+ wide and find myself between sizes L/XL often eg my ACME is an L and is perfect but proper race jerseys not so much - I will be ordering an XL for PBP.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: StevieB on June 10, 2019, 08:27:49 pm
LAST time I went with the 100cm (= 2XL jersey & L gilet) & LAST time they both fitted perfectly!

The jersey is slightly stretchy and gives a tight fit (= nothing flapping but not compression tight) - its very good value IMO.

The gilet had elasticated openings at waist and shoulders, so it stays put and is warm, but those hems will rip apart and the zip will break... good enough for PBP though.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: zacklaws on June 11, 2019, 01:41:08 pm
In 2015, I got XXL jersey and it is just a bit to small but wearable but is not ideal as the pockets on the back are a bit to high up to be reaching into. For racing it would be ideal, but not for a looser fit for audaxing. I am a 46 inch chest and usually anything between a XL and an XXL fits me depending on manufacturer. If its the same manufacturer for 2019 then it will be Italian sizes again which always tend to be smaller sizes. This year, I will go for a XXXL
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: Bikeabilityman on June 13, 2019, 08:13:55 am
I’m L in Force GB and XL in my 2015 PBP jersey, which isn’t tight.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: Klar on June 13, 2019, 09:19:27 am
Any views on the women's sizing? I'm holding off putting my last number in to see if I can get this right.

I've put in for a M gillet. I don't want any flapping but they look pretty baggy. I'm normally L women's rapha Souplesse jersey and gillet.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: Dtcman on June 13, 2019, 09:44:06 am
If it helps, I,m 5'8", 11 1/2  stone and 39" chest. My last three PBP jerseys have been XL and they fit ok (not a tight fit). Hi-Viz has been large (for the past two). I've ordered an XL this time again and large Hi-Viz.   
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: JBB on June 13, 2019, 10:28:51 am
Any views on the women's sizing? I'm holding off putting my last number in to see if I can get this right.

I've put in for a M gillet. I don't want any flapping but they look pretty baggy. I'm normally L women's rapha Souplesse jersey and gillet.

I use L for Rapha but for Ale which is Italian I have to go XL. I've therefore gone larger than here. Again erred on the side of caution with the reflective gilet on the basis that I can wear one that's too big if I can't swap it.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: bhoot on June 13, 2019, 11:28:06 am
I am not riding this time, but do have a 2015 womens Jersey which I can measure if you think it's the same supplier
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: Klar on June 13, 2019, 02:25:01 pm
Thank you all. Think I'm going to err on the side of caution and go XL for jersey and L for the reflective thingy. The jersey is more of a memento anyway. I always wear Rapha.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: wilkyboy on June 13, 2019, 02:37:11 pm
One more data point: I have a MEDIUM LEL 2017 (and 2013) jersey, which is just slightly tighter on me than the LARGE PBP 2015 jersey.  Basically, you should order one size up from ForceGB, because the Italian sizes are fitted.

As for the gilet, I have a large one of those, too, which sits nicely over the top of a jumper and jacket when I'm standing in a force-nine setting off riders on any of our Cambridge events ... I don't like well-fitted gilets when riding, especially not in the summer.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: cygnet on June 13, 2019, 03:10:52 pm
The 2015 PBP jersey was made by Giordana I think. Their sizing table is different to the 2019 PBP website one.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: rob on June 13, 2019, 03:21:25 pm
The sizing table is arse to be honest.

I have gone with a medium as it's what I got last time and I'm lighter this time round.   That said the table shows :-

Chest - 36"
Waist - 33.5"
Suitable for 70-75kg

I have a 37" chest, a 30 inch waist and I'm 62kg.   If the measurements are genuine it's going to look a little odd - tight round the chest and flappy round the belly.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: wilkyboy on June 13, 2019, 03:46:15 pm
The 2015 PBP jersey was made by Giordana I think. Their sizing table is different to the 2019 PBP website one.

Not according to the jersey itself — 2015 jerseys were made by Alé. 

Measuring myself up against the given size-table gives a Large again — 38" / 33" / 6' / 70kg, close enough.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: veloboy on June 13, 2019, 06:47:17 pm
The 2015 PBP jersey was made by Giordana I think. Their sizing table is different to the 2019 PBP website one.

Not according to the jersey itself — 2015 jerseys were made by Alé. 

Measuring myself up against the given size-table gives a Large again — 38" / 33" / 6' / 70kg, close enough.

Absolutely correct! I have a 100cm chest, and the 'L' fits just fine, so I'll be ordering it again.

I do like the little (if rather useless) zipped pocket on the left breast - presumably for a packet of fags in the day!  :hand:
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: phil w on June 13, 2019, 08:03:46 pm
The 2015 PBP jersey was made by Giordana I think. Their sizing table is different to the 2019 PBP website one.

Not according to the jersey itself — 2015 jerseys were made by Alé. 

Measuring myself up against the given size-table gives a Large again — 38" / 33" / 6' / 70kg, close enough.
Absolutely correct! I have a 100cm chest, and the 'L' fits just fine, so I'll be ordering it again.

I do like the little (if rather useless) zipped pocket on the left breast - presumably for a packet of fags in the day!  :hand:

Wow, just checked, and indeed there is a zipped chest pocket. Never noticed that before. Also checked and my jersey defo a large.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: Diesel on June 13, 2019, 09:25:56 pm
Thanks all for the varying insights. I have changed mine to an XL for the jersey and L for the Gillet and will wait and see what I end up with!

4th Brevet numbered entered, so that's it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: vorsprung on September 13, 2019, 04:18:17 pm
if you want a different size jersey they are still available for sale at https://inscription.paris-brest-paris.org/index.php?page=liste_activites

shop tab, confirm your address details

I have an XL which I am giving to someone else (who it should fit)  I am getting a 2XL
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: JohnL on September 13, 2019, 05:25:53 pm
Just to confirm, I’m very pleased with my XXL. I’m a 40” chest and a L in ForceGB.

It’s a snug racing fit, and tight on my skinny arms, but I’m happy with it.

Hope that helps people choosing sizes...
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: Wycombewheeler on September 13, 2019, 06:57:43 pm
I'm not sure I trust the size guide

according to the guide, my height is a medium jersey, my waist is a medium jersey, but my chest is an extra large. I can't believe the difference between waist size and chest size is as small as 4cm at all sizes.
Believe what they say. I have a large I am happy with, but I do like my jerseys snug. (38" chest)
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: zigzag on September 13, 2019, 07:01:02 pm
37" chest, medium fits well. small would be even better if it was longer (i like snug-fit jerseys).
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: FifeingEejit on September 13, 2019, 07:56:28 pm
Got an XL in the 'ficcial one and an XXL in the polyester/wool maroon one.
Both of which are a bit tight for my liking me as soon as I add a base layer, since they're summer jerseys I've ordered a 2XL in the latest bunfight for Scottish summer use.

Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: Feanor on September 13, 2019, 08:02:15 pm
Got an XL in the 'ficcial one and an XXL in the polyester/wool maroon one.
Both of which are a bit tight for my liking me as soon as I add a base layer, since they're summer jerseys I've ordered a 2XL in the latest bunfight for Scottish summer use.

What dimensions are you?
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: FifeingEejit on September 13, 2019, 09:30:58 pm
Got an XL in the 'ficcial one and an XXL in the polyester/wool maroon one.
Both of which are a bit tight for my liking me as soon as I add a base layer, since they're summer jerseys I've ordered a 2XL in the latest bunfight for Scottish summer use.

What dimensions are you?

Oversized

Also I can't find my tape measure...
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: jsabine on September 14, 2019, 12:09:05 am
I reckon the Large fits just a bit more snugly than a Gore Med - racing fit on me (6ft, 13st, 39/40in, definite though shrinking aerobelly), which I thought was fine because I like a fairly snug jersey, but I'd probably have struggled to zip up anything smaller.
Title: Re: Jersey sizing
Post by: Ajax Bay on September 14, 2019, 07:20:26 am
I have just completed some touring in Les Alpes de Haute Provence (ie this is an opinion based on riding for a fair few kms and wearing it as my only top for a week, not just 'trying it on') wearing my PBP top, which is an XL. My chest is 39" and it is a snug 'racing' fit: 'L' would be too tight. I helped dish out the LEL (2017) clothing so took advantage of that to check which top was the correct size for me: a large, in the 'club/racing' (ie not 'event') fit. HTH