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Karsten Heidt
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:37 pm    Post subject: Battledress sizing Reply with quote

OK, I got my BD from Panther Store, and it is just lovely...but I'm concerned I might have the wrong size. Problem is, I'm not sure exactly how it's supposed to fit. It looks pretty sharp, I think, but I'm worried it is just too tight in the midsection for me to actually fight in. The area from waist to upper thigh in particular is alarmingly snug. I don't want to be shedding buttons left and right and struggling to crouch or crawl:







Can anyone who knows the Allied side of things better than me shed any light? Should I go a size wider?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:33 am    Post subject: Sizing Reply with quote

From my experience in wearing BDU in the army and on the field in games I tend to go one size bigger than snug as this allows for easier movement when doing things like crawling and crouching. Now that's not to say that your will not fill that purpose it just as I said from my experience that extra space can help.

Just my two cents

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

consume, you pretty much answered your own question.

If you cannot crouch or crawl in those trouser then they are too tight. They look a wee big too snug on you in those pics.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree... the uniform looks sharp on you and doesn't look too tight. But you are the only one to answer the question if it's the right fit for battle. If you think it's too tight for you now it's only going to get tighter on you as time goes on... shrinkage... gain weight... whatever.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured it out...in my zeal to emulate my forefathers and wear my trousers up in the armpits, I had the braces on too tight. On a whim before sending them back to Brno for a hundred dollars, I tried them on one last time without braces, and voila...perfect fit. Everything can maneuver nicely down there, now. So yeah, sorted, and Panther Store gets my highest recommendation. This is the loveliest repro uniform I have ever handled.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got a link for Panther?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.panther-store.cz/en

Best wool I've ever owned, bar none. Costs, and takes time, but worth it.
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