Back in August 2010 I bought my first race suit. Took several attempts to get it fitting properly and I ended up wearing a suit for someone who was apparently 6’3″. I am 6’0″. Constant use over 5 years including several 24 hour events had taken its toll so I bought a replacement but decided to push the boat out and get the more expensive xlight style. I used the same size as my current suit and this one is for the size measured. In hind sight I should of sent it back for a smaller size but impatience got the better of me and I started racing in it. The extra bagginess makes me look fat and the lightness is used up in the extra size.
Shoes and gloves are okay to buy online but suits (especially Sparco ones) really need fitting especially considering it was my second most expensive item of clothing I have bought.