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Racing Suit Tailoring

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:07 AM

Hey all, turns out no one really makes one piece driving suits for fat guys. Does anyone know where I can go in the Lansing area that can tailor drivers suits? Thanks.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:44 AM

This is complete hearsay, but I was part of a similar conversation previously with some road race guys.

They indicated that "taking a suit in" was not terrible, go to a seamstress and provide the nomex thread and it goes smoothly. There was not success when a suit had to be "let out" and they strongly frowned about it.

They said there were places to buy the bigger suits; do you want me to reach out and ask them where they got it from?

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:16 PM

Hinchman's in Indy is where I have always gotten my suits.. they have a measurement form that they have you fill out and your suit is tailored to you.. That being said they also stated the same thing taking them in is not a big deal..Letting them out is truly frowned upon.They also frown upon guys that sow patches on there suits with standard thread.. Last thought is I know that Lane's use to have a large rack of off the shelf suits in many sizes right there at the shop if you needed something quick.
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