It is fun to buy neat jerseys that have a message or a local brewery but if it isn't comfortable it isn't worth it. The full zipper is wonderful in the summer with the sports bras. Open it up, no one notices (okay that me be more of a personal issue). I say DON'T WORRY. Just enjoy
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I now buy only men's bike Jerseys. I am 5'6", but have short legs and a long body. The women's jerseys are too short and uncomfortable for me. When you purchase a jersey at a rally or event, they don't have mens/womens jerseys so I say if it fits, wear it.
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I have several men's cut jerseys. One was given to me--a special limited version and I know many people (male and female) who want it! One was for a group bike ride--all 200+ of the riders had the same jersey. My tri club did sleeveless jersey, all a generic club cut. And most recently, at the Bike Swap, I bought a great men's jersey that I love for my commute.
My husband has two skinsuits that are designated "women's" but the unisex coloring means no one notices. You can frequently buy women's cylcing clothes cheap on ebay, and he's always looking for a good deal. I wouldn't worry about it.
Who cares? if you like it and it fits---wear it! I have several jerseys that I bought in the mens section and wear them all the time.... No one has ever said anything other than complementing me...once on a group ride I "won" title for the coolest jersey of the day!
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The zipper does not indicate male or female, if that's what your son was talking about. You didn't really describe the rest of the jersey but if it's similar in cut to the one you already have, I wouldn't be too worried about it.
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Honestly? Who cares? If it fits, and you like it, wear it.
Most, if not all, the roadies and triathletes I ride with only care about the latest gizmos on your bike, rather than the cut of your jersey. And the dirtboys? I don't know if they'd even recognise a new jersey!
Besides, once you're out on the road your legs do the talking - that's how group status is organised.
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O.K., I'm embarassed to ask this but I would be even more embarassed to ask at the bike shop, so here goes.
I own one bike shirt that I have worn for two years now and it is clearly female- color and cut would back that up.
Today I went to the bike shop and purchased that long awaited second shirt. It is by Specialized and says "Riders Club" on the front. Colors are red, gray and white. Pretty much same style as my first only zipper starts completely from bottom and goes up. Brought it home and showed my son. He immediately says, "Mom, that's a male riders shirt." I think it is unisex, but now, I'm not so sure. Clearly, there are some shirts that look obviously male and some that look obviously female, but aren't there some that can go either way??
I would rather be a little embarrassed now rather than alot embarrassed in front of the "real" bikers later.
So, do I return my shirt or tell my son that he doesn't know what he is talking about??
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