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Sizing Guide

Military sizes are more accurate than civilian sizes in general. If you measure yourself carefully, you'll get fitting clothing.

  • Overall height is measured with shoes off.
  • Waist is measured at the navel.
  • Chest is measured just below the armpits.
  • Inner seam of trousers is the seam of the leg, that runs from the crotch to the ankle. It's usually measured from your pants, not from your body.
  • Most top layer garments, especially winter jackets, coats and parkas, are loose fitting, enough to accommodate layers of clothing underneath.
  • Military trousers are worn high on the waist in most cases. This is practical and prevents the pants from ripping apart from the crotch seam. Because of this, you should measure yourself on the navel, not where you usually hang your pants.
Chest Size
inches(") 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
(cm) 86 91 96 101 107 112 117 122 127 132
Waist Size
inches(") 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
(cm) 71 76 81 86 91 96 101 107 112 117
Height
inches(") 63 67 71 75 79
feet(ft) 5'3 5'7 5'11 6'3 6'7
(cm) 160 170 180 190 200

Use a tape measure to measure around the knuckle on your dominant hand (right hand if you are right-handed, not including thumb). Then match that measurement (in inches or centimetres) to the sizes given in the chart below for the best fitting size.

Size Inches Centimetres
XSmall 6-7" 15-18cm
Small 7-8" 18-20cm
Medium 8-9" 20-23cm
Large 9-10" 23-26cm
XLarge 10-11" 26-28cm

Headwear is measured around the skull, about one centimeter above the ears. Keep the measure tape tight against your head while measuring, get someone to help if required.

cm Size Common
54 cm 6 3/4 S
55 cm 6 7/8
56 cm 7 M
57 cm 7 1/8
58 cm 7 1/4 L
59 cm 7 3/8
60 cm 7 1/2 XL
61 cm 7 5/8
62 cm 7 3/4 XXL
63 cm 7 7/8
64 cm 8 XXXL

Here is a general sizing table . The size chart helps compare US sizes with the European sizing (French Size) and vice versa. Note: New Zealand sizing is the same as English sizes.

 

UK/NZ/AU US EU Footlength (cm) Inches
4 5 38 22.8 9.13
5 6 39 23.5 9.25
6 7 40 24.4 9.63
7 8 41 25.4 9.94
8 9 42 26.0 10.25
9 10 43 27.0 10.56
10 11 44 27.9 10.94
11 12 45 28.6 11.25
12 13 46 29.4 11.56

The most accurate way to measure your foot is to trace your footprint on a piece of paper with a pencil and then measure the dimensions. Another measurement method is to determine the dimensions of properly fitting insoles. Most shoes come with insoles, but if not included insoles can be bought separately. The link above contains information on how to compare feet and insoles. US shoe sizes are measured in length and width.

International Size Guides

Trouser sizes

BW size Waist circumference Leg inseam
Height less than 170 cm
1 80cm 75cm
2 85cm 75cm
3 90cm 75cm
4 95cm 75cm
5 100cm 75cm
Height 170-180 cm
6 80cm 80cm
7 85cm 80cm
8 90cm 80cm
9 95cm 80cm
10 100cm 80cm
11 105cm 80cm
Height 180-190 cm
12 85cm 85cm
13 90cm 85cm
14 95cm 85cm
15 100cm 85cm
16 110cm 85cm
Height 190-200 cm
17 90cm 90cm
18 95cm 90cm
19 100cm 90cm
20 110cm 90cm

 

Jacket sizes

BW size Chest circumference Height
Height less than 170 cm
1 90cm 160-170cm
2 95cm 160 - 170cm
3 100cm 160 - 170cm
4 105cm 160 - 170cm
5 110cm 160 - 170cm
Height 170-180 cm
6 90cm 170 - 180cm
7 95cm 170 - 180cm
8 100cm 170 - 180cm
9 105cm 170 - 180cm
10 110cm 170 - 180cm
11 115cm 170 - 180cm
Height 180-190 cm
12 95cm 180 - 190cm
13 100cm 180 - 190cm
14 105cm 180 - 190cm
15 110cm 180 - 190cm
16 115cm 180 - 190cm
Height 190-200 cm
17 100cm 190 - 200cm
18 105cm 190 - 200cm
19 110cm 190 - 200cm

20

115cm 190 - 200cm

US sizes are given common names for garment lengths and widths. The length of a shirt could be referred to as "short", "regular" or "long" which means that item of clothing will suit people within a certain height range. A jacket may be labelled "Medium/Short" meaning the chest size is a medium (94-104cm) and the length is short (160-170cm). The tables below have the common sizes and their respective chest sizes and heights.

Length

Common Size Height
Short, for an example Medium Short 160-170cm
Regular, for an example Small Regular 170-180cm
Long, for an example Large Long 180-190cm

Width

Common Size Chest Circumference
Size Chest
X-Small Less than 84cm
Small 84-94cm
Medium 94-104cm
Large 104-114cm
X-Large 114-124cm
2X-Large 124-134cm
3X-Large 134-144cm
4X-Large 144-154cm
5X-Large 154-164cm

 

US Trousers sizing system


Widths

Trouser width is measured from your waist.

Military trousers are worn high, measure yourself at the navel.

The difference between two adjacent sizes on this system is 10 cm or 4 inches.

The table below shows the waist width in centimeters for each size. If your waist is equal or below the number on the table, take that size, if it is bigger, take one size up. Don't order one size bigger just to be sure - you'll end up with really big trousers!

Common Size Waist Circumference
X-Small 69cm
Small 79cm
Medium 89cm
Large 99cm
X-Large 109cm
2X-Large 119cm
3X-Large 129cm
4X-Large 139cm
5X-Large 149cm
6X-Large 159cm
7X-Large 169cm

Length sizes

Common Size Height Inseam
Short Less than 170cm 75cm
Regular 170-183cm 83cm
Long Over 183cm 90cm

Jackets

Size Chest Length Equivalent
42 84cm 164-170cm X-Small
44 88cm 164-170cm X-Small ½
46 92cm 170-176cm Small
48 96cm 176-182cm Small ½
50 100cm 176-182cm Medium
52 104cm 182-188cm Medium ½
54 108cm 182-188cm Large
56 112cm 188-194cm Large ½
58 116cm 188-194cm X-Large
60 120cm 188-194cm X-Large ½
62 124cm 188-194cm 2X-Large
64 128cm 188-194cm 2x-Large ½
66 132cm 188-194cm 3X-Large

 

Trousers

Size Waist Inseam Length Equivalent
42 72cm 76cm 164-170cm X-Small
44 76cm 78cm 164-170cm X-Small ½
46 80cm 80cm 170-176cm Small
48 84cm 81cm 176-182cm Small ½
50 88cm 82cm 176-182cm Medium
52 92cm 83cm 182-188cm Medium ½
54 96cm 84cm 182-188cm Large
56 100cm 85cm 188-194cm Large ½
58 104cm 86cm 188-194cm X-Large
60 108cm 87cm 188-194cm X-Large ½
62 112cm 88cm 188-194cm 2X-Large
64 116cm 88cm 188-194cm 2X-Large
66 120cm 88cm 188-194cm 3X-Large
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