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8/2/09 7:48 P

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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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7/29/09 3:54 P

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Since I still don't even OWN a cycling jersey I would just say enjoy it and who cares! :)

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7/29/09 2:51 P

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have to agree, who cares and as long as you are happy with it you should enjoy and wear it.

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7/28/09 11:34 P

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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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7/28/09 11:26 P

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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.

So wear your jesrsey and enjoy your rides!

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7/28/09 3:25 P

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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.

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7/28/09 3:22 P

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You're right, FreedomStar, I guess life's just too short to worry about all those little things.

BTW, nice boxers!!

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7/28/09 3:19 P

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I wore a pair of shorts when I was on vacation, and I found out I was wearing underwear boxers I didnt even know emoticon
Oh well no one said anything - LoL

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Edited by: FREEDOMSTAR at: 7/28/2009 (15:24)
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7/28/09 3:12 P

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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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7/28/09 3:04 P

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I don't have the answer but found this - From Specialized -


"CYCLING PRESENTS A CHALLENGE FOR CLOTHES:

CONSTRUCTION

Specialized apparel uses specific construction techniques to improve the cycling experienceand to set our pieces apart from all other cycling clothing.

-External, exposed zippers move the construction to the outer surface of the garment providing a smooth, comfortable inner surface

-Seam placement is engineered to avoid potential areas where chafing could occur

-Full separating front zippers on our jerseys open all the way to maximize venting options and for easy on-and-off

-Specialized garments are engineered for use during cycling - panel shapes and contours specifically designed to maximize comfort on the bike

-Custom silicone grippers provide just enough grip to hold the garment in position without chafing or irritating the skin.

-Double needle construction is used on many of the garments to give a sleek, uncluttered look that highlights the function of the garment without looking overly industrial.


Apparel Fitting

Taking Measurements
All measurements are in inches unless otherwise noted.

MEN'S SIZE CHART - in inches


SM MD LG XL XXL
CHEST 35-37 38-40 41-44 45-48 49-51
WAIST 28-31 31-33 33-35 35-38 38-40
HIPS 36-38 38-40 40-43 43-46 46-48
INSEAM 30 31 32 33 34
SLEEVE LENGTH 31-32 34-35 35-36 36-37 37-38
HEIGHT 5'7" - 5'9" 5'9" - 5'11" 5'11" - 6'1" 6'1" - 6'3" 6'3" +

WOMEN'S SIZE CHART - in inches


XS SM MD LG XL
CHEST 31-33 33-35 35-37 37-39 39-42
WAIST 23-26 26-28 28-30 30-32 32-34
HIPS 35 35-38 38-40 40-43 43-46
INSEAM 28 28-29 29-30 30-31 31-32
STANDARD SIZE 0-2 4-6 8-10 12-14 16
HEIGHT
5'3" - 5'5" 5'5" - 5'7" 5'7" - 5'9" 5'9" - 5'11"

Chest: Take measurement up under the arms and around chest.
Waist: Measure circumference at the narrowest part.
Hip: Measure circumference at widest area.

Our garment fit is based on an athletic build, and follows true sizing.
If your measurements are "medium", order a medium in any of our different Fit Types. Styles will vary in fit based on the identified Fit Type(see detailed description on each style)."

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7/28/09 3:04 P

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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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7/28/09 3:03 P

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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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7/28/09 3:01 P

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Personally, I tend to fret over what I where and make my family crazy... then, once out on the road or wherever I find it really doesn't matter.
If you like it and it is comfortable keep and wear it.

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If it fits you like it wear it
John

Edited by: FREEDOMSTAR at: 7/28/2009 (15:10)
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7/28/09 2:55 P

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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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