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Offline JP4931

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Leathers???
« on: October 08, 2008, 03:36:24 PM »
Where is a place to find leathers to fit my big ass?? I am currently wearing size 44 jeans and need some new leathers. I had to sit out this season because i could not wear my MPS leathers and i have the biggest size that they offer. I am hoping that the new Joe Rocket leathers for drag racing will come in big sizes! I hope that Icon decides to make their drag racing leathers also. I am sure that they will offer larger sizes. All of us can not afford or want to put $1200 in custom leathers but if i have to i guess i will. I dont want to sit out another season!!! I know that a diet would be the cheapest way out but also the hardest!!!!!

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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 04:48:39 PM »
i feel you, i wear 48 inch jeans and cant find and leathers my size, now they will custom make them but to much money, hell i cant find a leather jacket to fit.   :x

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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 05:12:04 PM »
I had/have the same problem.  It looks as if I'll end up ordering some custom leathers from Spartan.

http://spartanleathers.com/index.php?main_page=

I sure as hell can't afford the Bates.  :lol: :bah:

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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2008, 05:31:32 PM »
I had/have the same problem.  It looks as if I'll end up ordering some custom leathers from Spartan.

http://spartanleathers.com/index.php?main_page=

I sure as hell can't afford the Bates.  :lol: :bah:
i checked the site, i like the 1 piece suit, woundering what it would cost for my size.

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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2008, 05:39:28 PM »
Custom sizes are $425.  I was told by him after the next shipment they will go up to $475.

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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2008, 05:56:02 PM »
syedleathers.com

VERY nice.   They make drag leathers too........

Do a youtube search for wilhite racing, those are the drag leathers.

around 750 retail I think.   any size you need, they do the custom work for AGV actually, and some other companies........
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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2008, 07:08:20 PM »
I had/have the same problem.  It looks as if I'll end up ordering some custom leathers from Spartan.

http://spartanleathers.com/index.php?main_page=

I sure as hell can't afford the Bates.  :lol: :bah:
i just spoke to dave with spartan, super nice guy, going to be making a 2 piece soon, price is for any size suit, now i like that. i will be getting a suit from them, he will have pics of the 2 piece soon. :thumb:

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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2008, 10:00:33 PM »
i just spoke to dave with spartan, super nice guy, going to be making a 2 piece soon, price is for any size suit, now i like that. i will be getting a suit from them, he will have pics of the 2 piece soon. :thumb:

Very cool!  Be sure to post pics when you get yours - I'm spending my leathers money on a Vegas trip.  :lol:

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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008, 06:37:42 AM »
I like the price of the spartan leathers! Most racers can afford 425 or 475 for leathers...especially in custom sizes :thumb:

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« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2008, 10:19:42 AM »
i just spoke to dave with spartan, super nice guy, going to be making a 2 piece soon, price is for any size suit, now i like that. i will be getting a suit from them, he will have pics of the 2 piece soon. :thumb:

Very cool!  Be sure to post pics when you get yours - I'm spending my leathers money on a Vegas trip.  :lol:
it will be awhile, trying to start my xmas shopping, three children, means money is alittle tight. :D

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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2008, 10:21:14 AM »
I like the price of the spartan leathers! Most racers can afford 425 or 475 for leathers...especially in custom sizes :thumb:
yea and you can get different colors i believe, you can also get your name on them for like 20 dollors more, they come with armor to. :thumb:

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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2008, 01:37:23 PM »
company call komoto.c om make custom leathers for big guys
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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2008, 04:39:03 PM »
You could use the hide from one of your fellow fatties to make your own. Judging by the other threads, some of you guys are bigger than cows.  :lol:

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« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2008, 06:39:55 PM »
You could use the hide from one of your fellow fatties to make your own. Judging by the other threads, some of you guys are bigger than cows.  :lol:
bet you wouldnt say that to any of our faces

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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2008, 08:43:11 PM »
I got my Alpine stars from Newenough.com.  They are actually a little big, and I am 6'3" and about 260 in shorts
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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2008, 10:30:41 PM »
You could use the hide from one of your fellow fatties to make your own. Judging by the other threads, some of you guys are bigger than cows.  :lol:

You know, joking is all fun and games until you can't tell if someone is being sarcastic or not.

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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2008, 03:37:27 PM »
You could use the hide from one of your fellow fatties to make your own. Judging by the other threads, some of you guys are bigger than cows.  :lol:
bet you wouldnt say that to any of our faces

You bet I would, you would never catch me.

You could use the hide from one of your fellow fatties to make your own. Judging by the other threads, some of you guys are bigger than cows.  :lol:

You know, joking is all fun and games until you can't tell if someone is being sarcastic or not.

I was being sarcastic, sorry if it didn't translate well.

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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2008, 11:28:08 AM »
www.njkleathers.com  super nice and reasonable.
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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2008, 01:52:09 PM »
You could use the hide from one of your fellow fatties to make your own. Judging by the other threads, some of you guys are bigger than cows.  :lol:
yep you right I'm 6'5'' and 285 pounds with a 38 in waist and 56 in chest. I only bench a busa on a bad day. wanna play or race little man. Dont matter to me.
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2008, 02:42:13 PM »
You could use the hide from one of your fellow fatties to make your own. Judging by the other threads, some of you guys are bigger than cows.  :lol:
yep you right I'm 6'5'' and 285 pounds with a 38 in waist and 56 in chest. I only bench a busa on a bad day. wanna play or race little man. Dont matter to me.
holycrap, you must be a bodybuilder with those measurements  :shock:

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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2008, 09:49:40 PM »
sounds like fastone could almost be my twin... or my brotha from anotha motha

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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2008, 09:44:29 PM »
Well, Spartan Leathers apparently filled his last order and went up to $475 from $425.  Since its still alot cheaper than anyone else, looks like I'll be going with them still.

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« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2008, 05:51:37 PM »
Has anyone ever tried the MPS leathers? They look ok and at only $349 the price seems good too.
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Re: Leathers???
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2008, 05:21:54 AM »
I was always told you get what you pay for in leathers. Now I feel you guys with the not being able to afford $2500 leathers but you have to look at the thickness, quality of leather and kind of leather being used. Just my $.02.
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« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2008, 06:16:14 PM »
I have the MPS leathers. They are made in China and they are what they are....Cheap leathers to get you buy until a good set is in your budget! I am looking at the new Joe Rocket "Pro Street" leathers to replace the MPS ones. Maybe one day i will be able to get the Bates or Vanson leathers and be done as long as i stay the same size...LOL!!!