The first part of your coat size corresponds to your chest measurement. For example, if you have a 38" chest, you would wear a size 38 coat, jacket or blazer.
To measure your chest: Raise your arms and measure just under your arms, across the fullest part of the chest.
The second part of the size is a word or letter; this designates whether the coat is short, regular or long, and it may just be the first letter: S, R or L. The letter or word refers to your overall height, but these measurements are flexible. Below are general guidelines:
Short: 5'5" to 5'7"
Regular: 5'8" to 5'10"
Pants sizes are equal to your waist size. For example, if you have a 36" waist, you should wear a size 36 pants.
To measure your waist size : Measure around your waistline where you normally wear your pants. Place your forefinger between your body and the measuring tape.
To measure your inseam : Use a pair of pants that fit you well in length. Measure from the top of the inner pant leg seam to the opening at the bottom of the pant leg. This is your inseam length.
These directions will help you find your correct size for dress and formal shirts. For sport shirts, please see the S-M-L equivalence chart below.
Shirt sizes are equivalent to your collar size followed by your sleeve length. For example, if you have a 17 1/2" neck, and a 35" sleeve, you should wear a size 17 1/2 35 shirt.
To measure your collar : Place the measuring tape around the fullest part of your neck and keep the tape snug but not tight. For a comfortable fit, place 2 fingers between the tape and your neck. Round up to the next 1/2".
To measure your sleeve length : Stand in a normal, relaxed position with arms down at your side. Start the tape at the center back of your neck under the collar. Pass the tape squarely over the top of shoulder then down the arm to the desired length. The cuff should fall 1" to 1 1/2" below the wrist bone.
Order the same size belt as your pant waist size. If your size is an uneven inch measurement, order the next larger size. For example, if your pant size is 35, you should wear a size 36 belt.
Vests, Outerwear and Shirts
Use the chart below.
S-M-L Equivalence Chart