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    Riding gear

    I'm looking for a company that either makes riding gear or does alterations to their gear and I think the name is Motosport - but when I google that name, I get about 1 million hits for all sorts of stuff that is 'motosport' related but isn't the company.

    My height would need to be 6'6" in order for pants to fit my waist and it seems to be impossible to find pants that come in different inseams sizes...

    Any suggestions?
    Thanks in advance!
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    You might try Aeorstitch. Their one and two pieces suits are made to order: http://www.aerostich.com/
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    Also look at Olympia. They run long with the idea that they can be easily tailored. You can also call them on the phone to discuss. I've had a great experience with them and I'm on my third set of airglides and also have the AST.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions - I've got an Aerostich Roadcrafter, but I made the mistake of getting it as a 1 piece...

    AZ-J, thanks for the link! Motoport is it exactly! It looks like quality gear. I've heard from women at the women's seminar at the National Rally that it's good gear..

    I have an Olympia jacket and really like their stuff but it looks like the pants are mostly ventilated...

    Thanks again!
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    I am confused -- are pants generally too long or too short on you??

    I have too much inseam and have a TERRIBLE time finding riding pants long enough. If they're too long, and textile, any tailor worth his/her salt should be able to hem them while keeping the functionality. Leather is a different story...

    I haven't kept track of gear companies that do women's "short" but I can tell you RevIt does a decent job with women's "tall" gear.
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    generally, the pants are too long - hemming only works for certain pants. Side zippers, velcro strap closures at the ankle and reflective material all make for difficulty in hemming. On rare occasion I can find pants that are able to be hemmed but usually it's difficult.
    Sarah B
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