ALPHA INDUSTRIES CWU-45 Jacket
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 !
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!
Thanks a lot for your nice help...
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.
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.
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....
OK, just for clarification
Your height, as I read this, is 6 foot 10 inches...or just over 6 feet by .1 foot?
Originally Posted by Tefouane
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.
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 !
have a nice and good night
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