Sizing & FAQ | BRANDT-SORENSON

Sizing & FAQ

BRANDT-SORENSON Luxury Sport Apparel is made-to-measure for the ideal ergonomic fit according to an athlete’s build. The cut is form-fitting while allowing for comfortable breathing in the chest and upper abdomen. Many athletes find that they do not fit exactly within a manufacturer’s size chart, such as the lean climber, muscle-bound rider, or tall cyclist. Our tailored clothing fits perfectly and is more comfortable, durable, and stylish when compared to off-the-rack pieces. 

Ordering Process

To order a custom-made garment, select the 'custom' option in the drop-down menu when adding a product to your cart and send your measurements to: info@brandt-sorenson.com

The diagrams below show how men and women can take their measurements using a flexible tape measure. BRANDT-SORENSON customers must submit their measurements when ordering. 

Some items are available in ready-to-wear men’s sizes, but you should take measurements and compare them to our size chart to ensure selecting the correct size. BRANDT-SORENSON ready-to-wear pieces always fit true to the measurements on our size chart. There is no need to "size up or down".

Female athletes should always select 'custom option', when adding an item to the cart.

 

How To Measure

Use a flexible measuring tape flat against bare skin. Do not measure over clothing. The diagrams show where to take the required measurements. Be accurate and do not rely on jeans or other clothing sizes for your numbers.

 

 

NECK: Around the neck.
BICEP: Keep the arm straight and un-flexed.
BUST: Around the full bust.
UNDER BUST: Under the bust, around sports bra elastic line.
WAIST: Around the narrowest part of high waist.
NAVAL: Around the low waist at naval.
HIP: Around the wides part of hip.
THIGH: Around the upper most thigh.
LOW THIGH: Around leg at short line.
INSEAM: Straight from groin to the ground, along the inner leg.

NECK: Around the neck under the Adam's Apple.
COLLAR: Around the collar line at trachea.
CHEST: Around the largest part of the chest.
BICEP: Keep the arm straight and un-flexed.
WAIST: Around the navel with relaxed stomach. This is bigger than the low waist.
HIP: Widest part around the hip flexors and gluteus.
INSEAM: Straight from groin to the ground, along the inner leg.

 

BIB CYCLING SHORTS:

The cycling short is the most critical piece of apparel for the elite cyclist. The perineum is the point of power transfer at the saddle between the upper core and lower legs. A poorly constructed bib short will put a damper on any ride and can lead to chafing, saddle sores, and numbness. 

Our design defines how a bib short should perform. The groin is cut mildly firm for proper blood flow on the saddle, then supportive when standing or walking. BRANDT-SORENSON bibs use a 4-way stretch variable density chamois that is broad on the sides and frontal section with a breathable antimicrobial design. Each chamois is positioned by hand into the garment to match the expansion of the textiles when pedaling. The result is a short that is comfortable for any duration or intensity ride, and a chamois that stays in place to support the most delicate parts of a rider’s anatomy. Riders tell us it's like sitting on a warm block of butter.

Bib straps are high-stretch and cut longer on the back and shorter on the front. The difference allows the short to be held in place when standing and snug, yet comfortable when in the riding position. Our unique leg bands have no inseam, and all seams on the short are zigzag stitched with a special soft-stretch thread. When tailored to a rider’s specifications, the leg bands are kept at the desired thigh length with silicone strips and provide firm, yet even, compression for pedaling efficiency and stability.

 

JERSEY:

 By taking control of the production process, BRANDT-SORENSON addresses the flaws in jersey design. There are no “race-cut” or “club-cut” type distinctions because every jersey is made-to-measure. Cutting-edge sustainable fabrics are locally sourced and screened for imperfections to make a fashionable jersey suited to a rider’s environment.  

The zipper on a full zip BRANDT-SORENSON jersey may feel short when standing upright, but it always lays flat when riding. This prevents a zipper from bulging or puckering around the waist. A full zipper is a fitting challenge, but the ease of use and ability to fully unzip on a hot climb is unmatched. Our ideal fit can be seen on the 1/2 or 1/4 length zipper jerseys because they have a smoother and longer stomach fit.

Pockets are cut slightly higher to prevent sagging, flopping, and overheating. A typical jersey pocket will sag when full and also make the jersey feel tighter, but our original four-way stretch liner expands on the inside. The rear and back length allows the pockets to expand without having the jersey ride up. Even when fully loaded, the high waist is firm and stretchy enough to allow for deep belly breathing when riding at your limit.  

 

Lead Time

Average lead time is 3-4 weeks. Each BRANDT-SORENSON product is made with care and attention. Orders are filled according to the purchase date. If you need your order by a specific date, please let us know so we can give you the current lead time.

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FAQs from bicyclists:

- I am too busy to measure, can I just guess and then exchange for another size? 

No. Using a flexible measuring tape is easy. Or visit your local tailor. 

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- What's the difference between stretch-to-fit and made-to-measure? 

Stretch-to-fit requires high spandex content fabrics (up to 50%) and does not adjust for length. Made-to-measure utilizes appropriate fabric blends for correct compression, stretch range, length and girth. Made-to-measure offers greater wear longevity and a proper distinct fit.

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- Does 'luxury cycling apparel' just mean 'high price point'? 

No. We make bespoke and made-to-measure cycling attire in Los Angeles, California. Less than 3% of the world's clothing is bespoke or made-to-measure. Most apparel is off-the-rack bulk factory production with averaged sizing (this includes custom printed cycling kits).

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- Your prices are premium is there a 'secret' discount code? 

No. The prices are competitive for bespoke and made-to-measure garments from Los Angeles, California. These are the actual prices to make the clothing. We cannot offer clearance discount codes. 

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- How long will it take? 

3-4 weeks lead time, let us know if you have a hard date. Orders are queued based on purchase date. Lead times may vary. 

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- Can I stop by and try something on? 

No. Our workshop is private. This protects our intellectual property and keeps our made-to-measure pricing competitive with off-the-rack bulk production. 

 

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- Can you print our bicycle club name (instead of your trademark) on the clothing? 

No. 

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- If I submit measurements or find my match on your chart, will it fit? 

Yes. We stand by our workmanship.