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Questions about a flight suit
« on: Dec 20, 2011, 11:05 PM »
I've been hunting around the forum about sizing on flight suits... but I'm honestly not sure what size to get.  My grandma decided that I needed a nice suit (like a formal suit for business, weddings, etc.), and I found out that my suit size is 44 Long.  Does that help?  I am about 6'2" or 3", and weigh about 195 lbs.  Any advice here would be awesome!

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Re: Questions about a flight suit
« Reply #1 on: Dec 20, 2011, 11:25 PM »
If you live near an Army Surplus store, you can go there. All you have to do is tell them you need a good fitting Flight Suit. They will assume you want it for wearing in a shop. I looked up what I needed on an Army Surplus website, but I almost bought one too small on eBay.

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Re: Questions about a flight suit
« Reply #2 on: Dec 21, 2011, 12:44 AM »
Can also use the sizing chart from Dickies website to help. It's mostly based off of your chest and height measurements. (I have no idea how sizing for flight suits compares to sizing for actual suits.)

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Re: Questions about a flight suit
« Reply #3 on: Dec 21, 2011, 10:27 AM »
If youre long torso'd or long legged a standard milspec flightsuit wont fit you right. You''ll end up with a wedgie really bad. I have that problem. Im fairly short torso'd (comparadly) and long legged. Plus, Im 6'06". Flightsuit, jumpsuits etc don't work for me off the shelf. you would either need a custom tailored flightsuit which will cost you about $100.00 or, a two piece flightsuit such as BDU's which will cost just a few bucks less but you'll need to remove or hid through armor and accessories all the wierd stiching and pockets (plus, do NOt get the rips top fabric, get twill). I use the BDU option. But, I wear heavy armor a kama and have lots of business going on so you don't see the wierd pockets and stiching so much.

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Re: Questions about a flight suit
« Reply #4 on: Dec 21, 2011, 01:52 PM »
you can also go to a place that sells uniforms and buy a one piece jumpsuit in the color you want in the size that fits.

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Re: Questions about a flight suit
« Reply #5 on: Dec 22, 2011, 09:49 AM »
If youre long torso'd or long legged a standard milspec flightsuit wont fit you right. You''ll end up with a wedgie really bad. I have that problem. Im fairly short torso'd (comparadly) and long legged. Plus, Im 6'06". Flightsuit, jumpsuits etc don't work for me off the shelf. you would either need a custom tailored flightsuit which will cost you about $100.00 or, a two piece flightsuit such as BDU's which will cost just a few bucks less but you'll need to remove or hid through armor and accessories all the wierd stiching and pockets (plus, do NOt get the rips top fabric, get twill). I use the BDU option. But, I wear heavy armor a kama and have lots of business going on so you don't see the wierd pockets and stiching so much.

Sounds like I would have a similar problem, though my torso is average sized, my arms and legs are pretty long.  I have a longer "wingspan" than my height, so occasionally finding coats and such can be a chore.  There is an army surplus about 50 miles away, so I am looking to buy online first, and if I have no results, I'll drive over there and see if they have anything.


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Re: Questions about a flight suit
« Reply #6 on: Dec 22, 2011, 09:50 AM »
Can also use the sizing chart from Dickies website to help. It's mostly based off of your chest and height measurements. (I have no idea how sizing for flight suits compares to sizing for actual suits.)

Could you possibly get me a link to this, Kora?  Thanks for the idea, though!

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Re: Questions about a flight suit
« Reply #7 on: Dec 22, 2011, 03:17 PM »
http://www.dickies.com/general/size-chart.jsp

I just use it as a rough starting point to estimate a size. Most online sites should have sizing charts of their own, just in case there's something different about them. But it's useful if you were looking at ebay auctions or things like that that may only list the size on the item's tag.

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Re: Questions about a flight suit
« Reply #8 on: Jan 04, 2012, 01:28 AM »
Don't forget about Goodwill if you have one nearby.  I found mine there.  You have to pop in every now and then and you may get lucky.  (Though most of the time there all smalls or mediums, but who knows!)

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Re: Questions about a flight suit
« Reply #9 on: Jan 04, 2012, 02:09 AM »
Don't forget about Goodwill if you have one nearby.  I found mine there.  You have to pop in every now and then and you may get lucky.  (Though most of the time there all smalls or mediums, but who knows!)

I forgot about that!  I'll be sure to go check my local thrift stores in the near future.  :)

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Re: Questions about a flight suit
« Reply #10 on: Jan 19, 2012, 08:49 PM »
Okay.  I found a cheap one from Wal-Mart.com, but I have a question.  By the Dickies chart, I am a L, but I'm on the highest end (44 chest, 16.5 neck).  Would it be prudent for me to buy an XL to be safe, or go ahead and get the large?  I'm 6'2-3", so finding pants, etc is sometimes a chore.  I'd rather not end up with something that doesn't fit bought online.

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Re: Questions about a flight suit
« Reply #11 on: Jan 19, 2012, 08:58 PM »
Yes, the XL is the one you would need for the inseam to shoulder height. the pants legs and sleeves can always be hemmed if need be. Other wise you'd look like a hunched over crab. Not very comfortable in the lower region.

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Re: Questions about a flight suit
« Reply #12 on: Jan 20, 2012, 07:02 PM »
Yes, the XL is the one you would need for the inseam to shoulder height. the pants legs and sleeves can always be hemmed if need be. Other wise you'd look like a hunched over crab. Not very comfortable in the lower region.

XL it is, then!  :D  Thanks, man.

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Re: Questions about a flight suit
« Reply #13 on: Jan 25, 2012, 07:50 PM »
I'm 6' 2" and got a large flight suit. While it fits, it's not the most comfortable fit. I don't get a wedgie, but it is threatening to, lol. And it pulls down on my shoulders, which makes my back hurt after a few hours in costume. Someday I plan on switching to a 2-piece setup, probably dickies or some such.

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Re: Questions about a flight suit
« Reply #14 on: Jan 25, 2012, 11:13 PM »
So you'd recommend just getting an XL and tailoring it?

 


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