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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Christmas Present for dh (Primal Jersey sizes)

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    I know that the women's Primal jerseys tend to run a little small - do the men's run small as well? Dh is 6'4", 240 lbs, and has a long torso, so he normally wears either an XLT or a 2XL. I don't think he'd like a super tight fit, if I had to guess. The Primal size charts aren't too helpful, since, um, this is supposed to be a surprise ("Here, honey, let me measure your chest!" - "Why?" - "Oh, no reason"). Well, that and those size charts weren't all that accurate for me (thank you, TE, for suggesting a size up!).

    So, will the XXL be safe, or should I get the 3XL?
    "Susie" - 2012 Specialized Ruby Apex, not pink/Selle SMP Lite 209

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    My DH is 6', ~220 lbs., with broad shoulders and an average length torso (based on his other clothing). I bought him a XL Primal Wear jersey that is fitted on him, but not race tight. His chest measurement puts him in an XL according to the size chart.

    Hope this helps!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Taylor, MI
    Perhaps you could measure the chest size on a jersey he currently wears and likes the fit.

    2018 Trek Silque SLR6 - Selle SMP Glider
    2018 Specialized Dolce EVO Comp - Selle SMP Glider
    2011 Trek Madone 5.2 WSD -Selle SMP Glider
    2013 Giant TCX W - Oura 143

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Concord, MA
    I've bought my DH Primal jerseys. He's 5' 7" and 145- 150 lbs. He always wears a medium and he wore a medium in the Primal, too. I didn't see much of a difference. This is opposed to regular clothes, where he is now a small in almost all things.
    2015 Trek Silque SSL
    Specialized Oura

    2011 Guru Praemio
    Specialized Oura
    2017 Specialized Ariel Sport

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Tucson, AZ
    Quote Originally Posted by pinsonp2 View Post
    Perhaps you could measure the chest size on a jersey he currently wears and likes the fit.


    I do think they run small, though, as DBF has a large in Primal and it fits...snugly.
    At least I don't leave slime trails.

    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

    2013 Charge Filter Apex| Specialized Jett 143
    1996(?) Giant Iguana 630|Specialized Riva

    Saving for the next one...



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