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    Metal Gear Sizing Problem

    I wanted to go ahead and pick up the IPF Viking Presser Bencher but I'm having a bit of issues with the sizing. I got a buddy to take my shoulder measurements and the measurement I got comes out two sizes smaller than what is recommended for my weight. I've got fairly narrow shoulders, but a thick chest. Should I just go ahead and buy what corresponds to my shoulder measurement, or go with what my bodyweight suggests? Thanks for any ideas.

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    the weight is just a reference point. You could always pick the middle size, but otherwise I'd just go with the shoulder measurement. Chest thickness isn't going to make as much of a difference as width will. Bodyweight has way too many variables that have no impact on a shirt. This is why I take all my measurements and call it in direct to Inzer (I realize you're getting a metal shirt) because I'd rather spend my money once and get it right than get multiple shirts while trying to get one sized right


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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Bell View Post
    the weight is just a reference point. You could always pick the middle size, but otherwise I'd just go with the shoulder measurement. Chest thickness isn't going to make as much of a difference as width will. Bodyweight has way too many variables that have no impact on a shirt. This is why I take all my measurements and call it in direct to Inzer (I realize you're getting a metal shirt) because I'd rather spend my money once and get it right than get multiple shirts while trying to get one sized right

    Yea, I ended up sending my briefs back twice before I finally got the right size. I think I'll end up buying the middle size. I'm working on putting some weight on, so I'll get it a bit bigger now and work into it. Thanks for the suggestion Travis.

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    yeah, you can always send it back. i'd go with the middle size.
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    I went with both Travis' advice as well as Wendlers. They said different things but got me to the same size haha. Works for me.

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    I'm curious, what'd Jim say?


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    Basically he said to just take my shoulder measurement and go up one size. It worked out that both of your suggestions brought me to the same size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubrock View Post
    I wanted to go ahead and pick up the IPF Viking Presser Bencher but I'm having a bit of issues with the sizing. I got a buddy to take my shoulder measurements and the measurement I got comes out two sizes smaller than what is recommended for my weight. I've got fairly narrow shoulders, but a thick chest. Should I just go ahead and buy what corresponds to my shoulder measurement, or go with what my bodyweight suggests? Thanks for any ideas.
    I have had the same problem. If your in between go with the smaller one.
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