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At Long Last...

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

I've been waiting on this jersey & the matching shorts for some time now. Particularly the blk/pink 'breast cancer awareness' version, as I have lost both Grandmothers to it, my mother to pancreatic cancer, one aunt to ovarian cancer, another to breast cancer, a cousin to leukemia, and sadly other distant relatives (and all live in various parts of the country). Lost a lady friend to cancer, and she had previously lost her 3 year old son to leukemia! Even one of my team members at work has ovarian cancer, and of all things, her cat! In fact, you hear of more & more animals being diagnosed with cancer (and they don't smoke)! You get the picture. A horrible disease that desperately needs a cure.

So, back to the jersey:

I so want to love it, but:
The front zipper has a peculiar puckering, in/out/in and so on all the way down the front. I tried pulling it taunt, and in the 'riding' position, but no change. Just puckering all the way down the zipper, very pronounced & obvious. Got this in my reg. Giordana size, couldn't fit in a smaller size, unfortunately.
Right now, I'm looking at 4 of my favorite jerseys (after I put them on to compare, again), hanging side x side...and you can definitely see the puckering of the new one, exaggerated because of the pink line against a black background.
It seems made very well, and I don't see any other flaws. Very sharp-looking, aside from this flaw. My Assos Ellisse (in Adua) is perfect; the older FR-C jersey (the purple/white sagg.) is also perfect. Even my Gore is straight as an arrow (the zipper line, that is).

Disappointed. Would order another. Might be just this particular jersey; or something to do with the pink/black style only. I'll probably give it another try, depending on if any other ladies have any issues with this particular version of this jersey, or not...

Still love Giordana!