Gear Review

5 5

Uber tight fit

Size XL, and I have other Santini, but this fits a 6 foot, 150 lbs, 38" chest skinny man. I'm 6 ft, 180, and I didn't stand a chance. Lovely shirt, though. Pity, I liked it. Ok, so my wife tries it on, she's 5"5', 125 and, yeah, you guessed right. It fits and she likes it and she wants it. So I revise my estimate of who it fits. Arghh. I liked it. She loves it.

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Agree, these are stretchy and very tight fitting, size one up from Castelli, or two up from Pearl Izumi. Otherwise, great quality. If you're into the Santini style fit, it's hard to pass up.

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DALP is exactly correct above. One needs to size-up two sizes with Santini jerseys. Sizing-up at least one size is _normal_ with Italian cycling brands (e.g., Santini, Di Marchi, Castelli, Nalini, etc.)

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Actually, I 'm not so sure that is true (2 sizes up from PI) with some of their jerseys. I have a couple of SS jerseys by Santini in XL, they may be slightly smaller than a Castelli XL, but still workable. However, it IS true with this particular jersey that you need to size up 1 size from Castelli. At least, in my experience.

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DALP, you are correct! I should have said that "one needs to size-up two sizes with -this- Santini jersey." A specific garment's sizing can be different, even within one brand. So true.