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Men’s Sizes

Size, posture, and figure determine men’s clothing sizes. Using a measuring tape, the following measurements are generally needed: (1) chest, (2) waist, (3) hip, and (4) leg or step length.

To determine your pants size: (1) Take your waist size at the top of the hipbone over the shirt and not over your pants. (2) Get your inseam measurement from the crotch base to the top of your shoes. (3) Your hip size is determined by measuring the circumference of your hips while keeping the tape horizontal.

You can also determine your jeans size by measuring an existing pair of jeans that fit you well. Lay your jeans on a flat surface and take the measurement of the (1) width of your jeans at the upper corner of the pants’ waistband, your (2) inseam by measuring your crotch down to the bottom of your jeans, and your (3) rise by beginning at the crotch of your jeans to the top of your waist.

When purchasing a shirt, there are four essential measurements you have to determine: (1) neck, (2) chest, (3) waist, (4) sleeve length.

The most accurate way to measure your shoe size is by outlining your foot on a piece of paper, one foot at a time. Take note of the length by measuring the tip of the heel to your longest toe and the width by measuring the broadest part of your shoes

 

 

Measurement Guide for Men

 

Size, posture, and figure to determine your clothing size. Get your measurements and then use one of the size charts to find your perfect fit. Be sure to measure without clothes and close to the body.

 

Chest measurement: As mentioned above, the chest is the most important body part for jacket measurement. Stand up straight, relax your arms at your side. Ideally ask your mum, spouse, or best friend, to wrap the tape measure around your chest area. Make sure the tape measure has a little room (max. an inch) to move. Depending on the type of jacket (casual vs. formal) you can add an additional inch (casual can be looser). Measure horizontally around the body at the strongest part of the chest with a tape measure.

Hip measurement: The hip is measured in the same way as described above for the chest but around your hip. Measure horizontally at the strongest part of the buttocks.

Height measurement: Please take off your shoes as measurements need to be made without shoes, from head to toe. The recommended measuring point is the door frame in which you can stand up straight.

 

How to Measure

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Guide: Measure your Pants Size like this

To determine your pants size, take your waist size at the top of the hipbone over the shirt and not over your pants. Hold the tape loose and not too tight.

  • Get your inseam measurement from the crotch base to the top of your shoes.
  • Your hip size is determined by measuring the circumference of your hips while keeping the tape horizontal.
  • It is worth remembering that if you are on the borderline between two sizes, always order the larger size.

You can determine your jeans size by measuring an existing pair of jeans that fit you well. Simply lay your jeans on a flat surface and take the width of your jeans at the upper corner of the pants waistband with a measuring tape applied from left to right. Determine your inseam by measuring your crotch down to the bottom of your jeans. You can also get your rise measurement by beginning at the crotch of your jeans to the top of your waist.

 

 

 

Men’s Shirt and Sweater Sizes

When purchasing a shirt, there are four essential measurements you have to determine. These are the sizes of your neck, chest, waist, and sleeves:

 

  • Your neck size is measured by putting the tape around the thickest section of your neck.
  • For your chest size, wrap the tape at the widest part of your chest. The tape should be under your armpits and is parallel to the ground.
  • The waist size is determined by standing straight and wrapping the tape around your natural waistline. The tape should be slightly loose.
  • Finally, the sleeve size is determined by keeping your arms relaxed at your sides. Measure from the center of the back of your neck until your shoulder and the entire length of the arm.
  • You have the option to add an extra half inch to the cuff measurement to ensure a perfect fit.

 

To get your over-arm measurement, stand upright and let your arms hang straight at your sides. Let someone measure the broadest part of your shoulders over your arms keeping the measuring tape parallel to the ground. Measurement minus 7 is your jacket size.

 

When necessary, especially on suit jackets, the chest measurement is very important. Let someone wrap the tape around your chest area brushing over your shoulder blades. Make sure that the tape measure has a room for movement and is not too tight. Adding an extra inch or two is applicable when you want a looser fitting jacket. This is acceptable for casual sports coats or jackets.

 

For the jacket length, the tape measure is placed on top of your shoulder where you would have a t-shirt seem. For standard jackets like blazer or coat, measure down to the top of the thigh, for a top coat measure to just above the knee.

 

Getting the sleeve length is also crucial, and it is measured by placing your hand on your hip, so your arms are slightly bent. Measure from the center back of your neck all the way along your arm to the wrist.

 

Determining your suit size is almost the same as measuring your jacket size. The chest measurement should be measured under the arms.

 

The shoulder is measured from the top of shoulder across the back, seam to seam. The length can be measured from the bottom of the collar to the bottom of the jacket and the sleeve from top of shoulder to end of the seam.

 

To provide a space for adequate movement, it is typical that you add 2 inches on your chest measurement. Also, the US size of a suit is larger by 10 compared to the UK size. Therefore, a size 50 in the UK is size 40 in the US.

 

When you are getting generically sized suits, pick the closest size to what your measurements are. This is very helpful, especially when finding the best fitting suit every time.

 

 

Vanity Sizing

Vanity sizing or size inflation is the tendency for clothes to become bigger in physical size over time. Many suggest that vanity sizing is designed to compliment individuals and satisfy one’s wish to look thin causing them to feel better.

 

The clothing sizes in United Stated run larger than their counterparts in other countries like China. For instance, Old Navy apparels measure larger than when compared to Uniqlo since its customers tend to be larger.

 

Vanity sizing is more common in women but also occurs in men’s clothing. If you’ve been observant, men’s pants are traditionally marked with two numbers, the waist, and inseam size. The nominal inseam is fairly accurate while the nominal waist may be quite smaller than the actual waist. This phenomenon has been well-studied in the US and UK where a misleading label was found to understate waist circumferences by 1.5 to 2 inches.

 

Whether the purpose of this practice is to drive revenue and boost confidence to wearers, it’s actually plaguing the consumers making online shopping more tricky and challenging.

 

During the early 1800s, the invention of clothing sizes was recorded, all items of clothing were made to fit individuals by tailors. Eventually, it was noticed that the human body dimensions were relatively small. For this purpose, three sizes were established: the Horizontal torso measurement, Vertical torso measurement, and Sleeve measurements.

 

Moving to 1939, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) established that five important measurements are needed to determine a woman’s size. These are the weight, height, and the girth of the bust, waist, and hip.

 

Come 1958, the first set of sizing standards were published and recognized but later on updated on the 1970s to suit the current market. These standards became voluntary for manufacturers

 

The pattern size standard measurements have remained the same since the 1960s. However, body shapes and sizes are constantly changing and consumer soon embraced the benefit of vanity sizing. Today, clothing sizes are still being refined, but there are no existing commercial standards on clothing sizes measurements thereby allowing manufacturers to determine their sizes.

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