By tobycj
#4957291
MagicPrime wrote: October 12th, 2021, 12:41 pm Are there any options for a taller flight suit, other than the TruSpec 2XL Long?

I am 6'5" and this suit is nearly impossible to wear - it's just not long enough in the torso to fit me without hurting a LOT in the groin area.
Not sure if the 3XL Long might be longer in the leg, but your other option is to get a custom sized flightsuit from Magnoli Clothiers. They're a lot more expensive than a Tru-Spec, and a fairly long waitlist, but would be tailored to your exact size.
By tobycj
#4957292
MagicPrime wrote: October 12th, 2021, 12:41 pm Are there any options for a taller flight suit, other than the TruSpec 2XL Long?

I am 6'5" and this suit is nearly impossible to wear - it's just not long enough in the torso to fit me without hurting a LOT in the groin area.
Not sure if the 3XL Long might be longer in the leg, but your other option is to get a custom sized flightsuit from Magnoli Clothiers. They're a lot more expensive than a Tru-Spec, and a fairly long waitlist, but would be tailored to your exact size.
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By MagicPrime
#4957309
Sadly I don't think a 3XL Long exists in the TruSpec. And it's my torso length more than my inseam that's causing the issue. Does anyone have any idea how much a custom suit costs? I realize it's probably in the $300+ zone. But just to have an idea.
By tobycj
#4957310
MagicPrime wrote: October 13th, 2021, 6:51 am Sadly I don't think a 3XL Long exists in the TruSpec. And it's my torso length more than my inseam that's causing the issue. Does anyone have any idea how much a custom suit costs? I realize it's probably in the $300+ zone. But just to have an idea.
Ah bummer.

The Magnoli flightsuit is $215, plus shipping I assume. There's a six month lead time though.
By abaka
#4957338
If he makes it to correct measurements, doesn't change the fabric without telling you, or doesn't do something stupid like make it inside out you can't go wrong with a Magnoli suit
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By Dremen
#4958045
So it seems like I've grown a bit big for my 2XL Long Tru-Spec suit...
The crotch is a bit tight and feels like I'm constantly being pulled into a hunch, the arms are too short and getting out of suit is problematic since it makes me feel trapped since its too tight.

Since its time to "upgrade" I figure I might as well do the look I want to do which is a Black suit. Any suggestions on buying a Rothco? Or would that even be a viable option? I see conflicting reports on the inseam, some people say the larger sizes are 34, some say all sizes have a 32 inseam.
By PumpinIron
#4962436
Without going through pages, can anyone tell me what size suit I should buy?

I am 5’8, 200 lbs, 40” chest, and a very athletic / muscular build.

Also, any suggestions on where to buy from?
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By kind2311
#4962658
I recommend getting custom-fit Magnoli suit. They're around $220, but they're high quality and look much better than a Nomex or Tru-Spec.

If you're gonna go the Nomex route, search ebay for "CWU27/p Desert Tan". If you can find a "summer" one, that's even better as it will be lighter and more breathable. You'll probably want a 46R considering your chest size.
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By GhostFaceX
#4962721
PumpinIron wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 3:15 pm Without going through pages, can anyone tell me what size suit I should buy?

I am 5’8, 200 lbs, 40” chest, and a very athletic / muscular build.

Also, any suggestions on where to buy from?
If you get a Tru-Spec, get XL
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By kind2311
#4962920
GhostFaceX wrote: December 5th, 2021, 7:01 am
PumpinIron wrote: December 2nd, 2021, 3:15 pm Without going through pages, can anyone tell me what size suit I should buy?

I am 5’8, 200 lbs, 40” chest, and a very athletic / muscular build.

Also, any suggestions on where to buy from?
If you get a Tru-Spec, get XL
Unless you absolutely can't fit in a Nomex(like in my case, since I was a chonker), I'd stay away from Tru Spec. They're ok, but the fabric is too synthetic, and as such doesn't have the same look in terms of how the light hits it, and also how the suit "hangs" when being worn. Tru-Spec's design also omits the accurate thigh and knife pockets.

If you choose Magnoli, they only make custom-sized suits, so even if you got a big tummy, you can still get a proper fit with highly accurate fabric, color, and construction.
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By GhostFaceX
#4962956
kind2311 wrote: December 7th, 2021, 12:19 pm
GhostFaceX wrote: December 5th, 2021, 7:01 am

If you get a Tru-Spec, get XL
Unless you absolutely can't fit in a Nomex(like in my case, since I was a chonker), I'd stay away from Tru Spec. They're ok, but the fabric is too synthetic, and as such doesn't have the same look in terms of how the light hits it, and also how the suit "hangs" when being worn. Tru-Spec's design also omits the accurate thigh and knife pockets.

If you choose Magnoli, they only make custom-sized suits, so even if you got a big tummy, you can still get a proper fit with highly accurate fabric, color, and construction.
Huge price difference though
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By kind2311
#4963019
GhostFaceX wrote: December 7th, 2021, 8:00 pm Huge price difference though
It is absolutely worth every penny. The suit is something you should not skimp on if you want to look the part.
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By BennyP
#4964624
Just received my TruSpec suit in the post. Really pleased with it. Unfortunately my body shape is unusual, short but broad, so it fits perfectly apart from the legs which are a bit long. However in GB the suits are baggy so this isn’t a problem at all.

Have my elbow pads and belt arriving from GBFans soon, as have my GB and name patches, so now just need to get some fobs and boots to complete the look (as well as my Hasbro pack and wand, but that’ll be a while yet as we all know).

One question I have regarding the patches… the flight suit comes with some Velcro for the name badge, is it worth sticking it on with that, sewing or trying to glue it on? Need to do the logo patch as well on the shoulder, however that will need to be sewed or glued on.

I’ve decided that if I lose some weight, then as a treat I’m going to order myself a bespoke suit from Magnoli…
By tobycj
#4964750
BennyP wrote: January 3rd, 2022, 6:46 am Just received my TruSpec suit in the post. Really pleased with it. Unfortunately my body shape is unusual, short but broad, so it fits perfectly apart from the legs which are a bit long. However in GB the suits are baggy so this isn’t a problem at all.

Have my elbow pads and belt arriving from GBFans soon, as have my GB and name patches, so now just need to get some fobs and boots to complete the look (as well as my Hasbro pack and wand, but that’ll be a while yet as we all know).

One question I have regarding the patches… the flight suit comes with some Velcro for the name badge, is it worth sticking it on with that, sewing or trying to glue it on? Need to do the logo patch as well on the shoulder, however that will need to be sewed or glued on.

I’ve decided that if I lose some weight, then as a treat I’m going to order myself a bespoke suit from Magnoli…
The velcro is probably in the wrong place, so I would unpick the stitching and remove it. I'd advise sewing the patches on, rather than ironing/gluing them on, that way if you ever want to swap them to another suit, or replace them, it's easy to do.
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