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Tefouane
07-08-2007, 06:30 AM
Hi there !
I want to order an alpha jacket...
What size should I choose ?
I'm 186 cm and 80 kg.
My USA G1 is a 42 T but there is not R or T option for alpha jackets...
I've tried a SCHOTT CWU in a shop and the xl size fits ok. Are ALPHA & SCHOTT same sizing ?
Should i choose L or XL ?
Thanks for your help !

luvthatlulu
07-08-2007, 09:08 AM
Alpha Industries' phone number in Maryville, TN is 865.577.5399. Call them and ask for their recommendation. Better yet, since you live in France, let me call on Monday and see what I can find out; then I'll respond here what I learn. My own experience is that they run a little smaller than normal. Hope this helps.

;)

I mean a little smaller than normal L or XL sizing...not necessarily smaller than a Schott. I wear about a size 42-44 jacket now and my Alpha L is a little tight now. If I were buying again, I'd buy the XL. Also, are you sure you want the CWU-45 (winter weight) as opposed to the CWU-36? Both are quite warm, it's my thought that the heavier insulation in the CWU-45 makes me look like the Michelin tire man. Even in the cockpit of an F-4G Wild Weasel at altitude, the lighter Nomex version was plenty warm!

Tefouane
07-08-2007, 10:27 AM
luvthatlulu !!!
Will wait for your news before ordering.
I will choose CWU-36 or cwu-45, I don't know yet...
I live in France, and weather is cold here ! ;O)
Thanks again for your help, and read you soon.
Take care.

luvthatlulu
07-08-2007, 10:30 AM
Could you quickly give me your measurements in inches? I could do the math; but, it's Sunday AM here...the martinis were particularly good to me last night...you understand? Better to be safe than sorry.

Tefouane
07-08-2007, 10:40 AM
I understand ! I like white martini too.
But drink with moderation, of course...
My height is 6'10 ft
My weight is 176'37 lbs
sleeves are 23'63 in
chest is 40'94 in
Hope it can helps....

luvthatlulu
07-08-2007, 10:48 AM
I understand ! I like white martini too.
But drink with moderation, of course...
My height is 6'10 ft
My weight is 176'37 lbs
sleeves are 23'63 in
chest is 40'94 in
Hope it can helps....

Your height, as I read this, is 6 foot 10 inches...or just over 6 feet by .1 foot?
Your weight, as I read this, is 176.37 lbs?
Sleeves are 23.63 inches?
Chest is 40.94 inches?

Correct me if I'm wrong...I'll be fixing a Bloody Mary (hair of the dog, you know) while I wait for your response.

Tefouane
07-08-2007, 10:52 AM
I've some problems with conversion charts....
I'm sorry but I've used : http://convert.french-property.co.uk/
In centimeters and kilogramms :
Height : 186 centimeters
Weight : 80 kilograms
Sleeves : 61 centimeters
Chest : 104 centimeters.....
Will let you convert these numbers, so I'm afraid to do a mistake....
You can do it yesterday when the Martini's bottle will be empty ! lol

luvthatlulu
07-08-2007, 10:57 AM
OK, assez loyalement !

Tefouane
07-08-2007, 10:59 AM
have a nice and good night :cheers1:

luvthatlulu
07-08-2007, 11:11 AM
OK, I've done the calculations. You were right on your numbers. You should be either a size Large or size Extra Large, depending only on how fitted you want this jacket to be. I will confirm this with Alpha Industries when I call, so be thinking about that before you make your final decision.

Not the Lulu ;)

OK, j'ai fait les calculs. Vous aviez raison sur vos nombres. Vous devriez ?™tre une taille grande ou classer ultra-large, d?©pendant seulement de la fa?ßon dont adapt?© te vouloir que cette veste soit. Je confirmerai ceci avec des industries d'alpha quand j'appelle, ainsi pense ?† cela avant que vous prenniez votre d?©cision finale.

Pas le Lulu :eusa_clap

Tefouane
07-08-2007, 11:26 AM
I think I will choose the normal fitting because I don't like short wearing as originals... I feel not cumfortable with short fitting. But not baggy fitting !!! Horror ! I'm not 50' cents ! lol:eek:

luvthatlulu
07-08-2007, 11:39 AM
I think I will choose the normal fitting because I don't like short wearing as originals... I feel not cumfortable with short fitting. But not baggy fitting !!! Horror ! I'm not 50' cents ! lol:eek:

Tefouane-

That last transmission was a little garbled...say again? Or, as we say in East Tennessee, "Say whut?"

I think what you're trying to say is that you want room for ease of movement -- so definitely go with the XL, especially if you choose the CWU-45 because of the extra thick insulation. As far as length, I don't think there are any options, but I'll check tomorrow. These things are made to wear over a flightsuit, and a little short or a little long one way or another didn't concern the USAF! We'll see.

Good night!

Not the Lulu

Tefouane
07-08-2007, 11:46 AM
Sorry about my pooor level in english !
I want to say that I want to be able to put my hand in my pockets and not feeling like wearing an armor....
Concerning the color , I think sage green is the right one (for usn pilots ) ...
Concerning 50' cents = fifty cents (it's a singer who make rap songs and he wear very baggy clothes, I 'm right ?)

luvthatlulu
07-08-2007, 11:57 AM
Vous avez raison. Il a si tort. :eusa_doh:

HDRnR
07-08-2007, 02:17 PM
They do tend to run small, I ended up giving mine to my brother who is a size smaller than me.

luvthatlulu
07-08-2007, 02:26 PM
They do tend to run small, I ended up giving mine to my brother who is a size smaller than me.

You should call Alpha Industries, too. They used to sell direct to the public --I assume they still do -- cheap! Don't tell them I said that, though. We'll both know maybe tomorrow. We "Familar (sic) Face"'s gotta stick together!

Tefouane
07-08-2007, 02:55 PM
my english is not so good to speak on the phone with someone.....:(
I've found this one on the bay : http://cgi.ebay.com/Alpha-CWU-45-MP-TEX-Sage-Green-Flight-Jacket-X-Lrg-New_W0QQitemZ8310199070QQihZ021QQcategoryZ57988QQt cZphotoQQcmdZViewItem
Seems to be a nice seller with good products at very good prices !

luvthatlulu
07-08-2007, 03:04 PM
I can tell you that that seems to be much more than I ever paid for one! I think I paid $30 -$40. The Seller has gone into great details, but he's in California--not Knoxville, TN--and is probably trying to make a buck himself (what a concept)! Maybe they've gone up, though. Just hold on until tomorrow and we'll know for sure.

Tefouane
07-08-2007, 03:08 PM
So will wait for good news from you ....
Here it's 00.00 pm , and should have to work at 07.00 am so .... hurry to my bed !
Very nice to meet you luvthatlulu (what a curious ID ! lol)
Read you tomorrow !
Cheers...

greyhound68
07-08-2007, 03:34 PM
I have one and it is a large fits me fine but I am only 5 ft 10 inches. I would think for the length one would have to go to an extra large.

luvthatlulu
07-09-2007, 07:21 AM
I finally got thru this morning to Alpha -- and I'm afraid the news isn't very good! They do sell direct to walk-in customers, the lady who answered told me, but she seemed more interested in directing me to their website www.alphaindustries.com to purchase. (I tried that after we finished, but was only re-directed to other on-line sellers.) She did confirm that they offer a Tall size, but no Short. When I asked about price for a walk-in customer, she said "about $60 - 65" USD. Holy cow! She finished by saying, and I now agree, that you'd probably do better buying somewhere else on line. Weird.

Sorry, my friend, I tried for you.

Not the Lulu

Tefouane
07-09-2007, 12:17 PM
....luvthatlulu !!!
So I will order to the ebay seller...
I think it's a good deal after hearing that !
I don't find tall size, just normal, will go as this and will see....
Thanks to all for your help and kindness.
God bless you

zeus36
07-14-2007, 01:44 AM
Go for the CWU-45 for your weather conditions.

I wore one for three military deployments to Antarctica. Still have it......

Flitcraft
07-14-2007, 09:52 AM
Just my two-cents' worth- but I'd order one size larger than you think you need. Those jackets are still a "Military " cut and seem to run a tad small.
Great jacket, though.

Tefouane
07-21-2007, 04:17 AM
Hi Folks !
Receive my ALPHA CWU today !
Amazing quality for only U$ 75 including S&H for FRANCE !
The XL size fits me P.E.R.F.E.C.T !
Thanks to all for your good advice.
Take care.
Stephane