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I bought a custom wetsuit from Wetwear this summer. Connie of Wetwear spoke at me with some length about where I planned on diving [Midwest a lot, some Caribbean] and she recommended a 3-mil jumpsuit, a 5-mil shorty, and a cold water hood.
when the suit was well along, Wetwear shipped it to me for a doublecheck and final measurements. it fits great on my rotund form.
it was not cheap, as I opted for a pocket plus arm and leg zippers. but the quality was worth every bit of the cost!
the measurements are extensive. my lady friend is an experienced seamstress, so she did the measurements. Lacking someone like her, I think a tailor would be the best way to go.
I also agree with Wetwear being a great suit. Their attention to detail is great. I do not think they are as expensive as posted above, not when you compare them to any top of the line wetsuit. I had a Henderson before my Wetwear suit that cost me $450.00. It had no zippers or extra features and was a stock size suit. My Wetwear suit was $575.00 and was custom made with the Nitrogen neoprene, with seals, spine pad and their long zippers in the arms and legs. My Henderson suit only lasted me 2 years of diving before it became to thin to keep me warm. My Wetwear suit has lasted me about 3 years already and is still going strong. So when I hear people call Wetwear's suits expensive, I really have to say that you need to compare apples to apples when looking at prices and see what you are really getting for your money.