"A Guide to the Proper Fit"
 

  Topics Covered in this section:
How to measure for your shirt size
How to measure for your jacket size
How to measure for your pants size

Men's Jacket Length Scale
Men's Adjustable Pants Size Scale
Women's jacket, shirt, vest & eton size scale

Women's pants, skirts & shorts size scale
Boy's & Children's size guides

How to measure for your shirt size :

Men : Men's shirt sizes are usually based on neck size and sleeve (arm) length.

Neck measurement : Using a cloth tape measure, have a friend measure around your neck (N) approximately 1" up from the base - where the neck meets the shoulders. Neck sizes are based in half inch increments ex.- 16, 16 1/2, 17, 17 1/2 etc. If the neck measurement falls between sizes (ex. 16 1/4) always size up.

Sleeve measurement : You'll need assistance for this one. (S) Standing up straight bend your right arm at a right angle - as if you were blocking in football. Place the head of the tape between the shoulder blades measure out and around the elbow straight to the wrist. On average you should come up with a measurement between 31 & 37 inches. If the sleeve measurement falls between sizes, for example 35 1/2 always size up, in this case to 36.

Combine the neck measurement and the sleeve length for the exact shirt size.
Example: A neck measurement of 16" and a sleeve measurement 35" is a 16 x 35.

Some Men's shirts use average neck and sleeve length for sizing.
Meaning: small, medium, large etc.
Use the following guide to determine your size:

Neck : sized in one inch increments on the half size. Always size up.
Extra Small: XS=13.5" / Small: S=14.5"
Medium: M=15.5" / Large: L=16.5"
Extra Large: XL=17.5" / 2XL=18.5" / 3XL=19.5" / 4XL=20.5" / 5XL=21.5"

Sleeve : sized in "odd" increments. Always size up.
1=31" / 3=33" / 5=35" / 7=37" / 9=39"

Combine the neck size and the sleeve length for the average shirt size.
example: A neck measurement of 16" and a sleeve measurement of 35" is an L5. A neck measurement of 15 1/2" and a sleeve measurement 32" would translate to an M3.


Women :
Women's shirts are generally based on bust size (B). Please use the following guide to determine your size:

Women's jacket, shirt, vest
and eton size scale
2

= 30 bust =
Size XS
4

= 31 bust =
Size XS
6

= 32 bust =
Size S
8

= 33 bust =
Size S
10

= 34 bust =
Size M
12

= 35 bust =
Size M
14

= 37 bust =
Size L
16

= 39 bust =
Size L
18

= 41 bust =
Size XL
20

= 43 bust =
Size XL 
22

= 45 bust =
Size 2XL
24

= 48 bust =
Size 2XL
26

= 49 bust =
Size 3XL
28

= 50 bust =
Size 4XL

The guide (above) can be used for determining women's jacket and vest sizes as well.




How to measure for your jacket size :

Men:

Method #1 : While standing have a friend place a cloth tape measure around your chest (C), under your arms, at its fullest part. Insert a finger between the tape and your body to allow for some "breathing room". Don't pull too tight!. This should be your jacket size.

Alternate method for average builds: Measure around the waist (W), don't pull too tight, and add 6 for the jacket size.

Method #2 : Most Accurate: Particularly helpful for body builders and bigger gentlemen.
Standing with your arms at your side have a friend place a cloth tape measure around your shoulders and and chest at it's fullest part (overarm). Take that number and subtract 6 or 7 to acquire your jacket size. Example: The overarm measurement is 50". Deduct 6". Your jacket size should be a size 44.

Length : Use the following guide to determine men's jacket length.

Men's Jacket Length Scale
 5'7" & Under  Short - S
 5'8" to 5"11"  Regular - R
 5'11.5" to 6'3"  Long - L
 6' 4" to 6'8"  Extra Long - XL or X
 6'9" & Taller  Custom

Women : Women's jackets are generally based on bust size (B). Use the guide located in the shirt section (above) to determine your size.




How to measure for your pants / trouser size :

Men : While standing straight, have a friend measure around your waist (W) at the top of your hip bone. Again, don't pull too tight to allow for eating and seating room. Also, if you know you have large hips in relation to your waist it may be advisable to size up as well.

Pants Length / Outseam : While standing straight & looking forward measure from the top of the hip bone down to "approximately" the bottom of the ankle bone. We ship a vast majority of our pants unhemmed. We can alter the pants length upon special request for an additional fee. However, if we hem the pants they are no longer return/exchangeable.

Men's Adjustable Pants have a 3" range of adjustment.

Men's Adjustable
Pants Size Scale

27-28-29

30-31-32

33-34-35

36-37-38

39-40-41

42-43-44

45-46-47

48-49-50

51-52-53

54-55-56

57-58-59

60-61-62


Women : please refer to the size scale below to determine your correct pants size.

Women's pants, skirts
and shorts size scale
2

= 24.5 waist -
35.5 hip
4

= 25 waist -
36 hip
6

= 26 waist -
37 hip
8

= 27 waist -
38 hip
10

= 28.5 waist -
40 hip
12

= 30.5 waist -
42 hip
14

= 32.5 waist -
44 hip
16

= 34.5 waist -
46 hip
18

= 36.5 waist -
48 hip
20

= 38.5 waist -
50 hip
22

= 40.5 waist -
52 hip
24

= 43 waist -
55 hip
26

= 45 waist -
57 hip
28

= 47 waist -
59 hip

Tip : When in doubt...Always size up.


Boy's & Children : please use the following scales and guides to help determine your child's size.

General Guide for Boy's Measurements

Height

Weight-lbs.

Chest

Coat Size

Waist Size

Outseam

Neck & Sleeve

37"-39"

35-39

22 1/2"

3 or 4

19"

20 1/2"-21"

10"-10 1/2" x 19"

40"-43"

40-43

23"

4

20"

21"-22"

10"-10 1/2" x 19"

44"-46"

44-47

24"

5

21"

22"-23"

11"-11 1/2" x 23"

47"-49"

48-52

25"

6

22"

24"-25"

11"-11 1/2" x 23"

50"-51"

53-57

25 3/4"

7

23"

25 1/2"-26"

11"-11 1/2" x 23"

52"-53" 

58-64

26 1/2"

8

24"

27"-28"

11"-11 1/2" x 23"

54"-56"

65-80

28"

10

25"

29"-30"

12"-12 1/2" x 27"

57"-59"

81-90

29 1/4"

12

26"

31"-32"

12"-12 1/2" x 27"

60"-62"

91-103

31 1/2"

14

27"

33"-35"

13"-13 1/2" x 30"

63"-65"

106-123

33"

16

28"

36"-37"

13"-13 1/2" x 30"

66"-67"

124-135

34 1/2"

18

29"

38"-39"

14"-14 1/2" x 32"

Boy's Shirt Size Guide

Size

Neck Size

Sleeve Length

BXS - Boys Extra Small

10"-10 1/2"

19"

BS - Boys Small

11"-11 1/2"

23"

BM - Boys Medium

12"-12 1/2"

27"

BL - Boys Large

13"-13 1/2"

30"
Please Note: If child's neck size is greater than 13.5 please defer to men's shirts

 Boy's Backless Vest Size Guide

Vest Size

Coat Size

S/M or S

3-6B

S/M or M

7-12B

L/XL or L

14-18B
 **Please note: This guide is intended to assist our customers in determining the sizes they require. However, Uniformalwearhouse cannot assume any liability for any items that don't fit as a result of using these guidelines.