Size Measurment & Fit
UNDERSTANDING TERMS: STYLE, FIT, CUT, SILHOUETTE
Manufacturers use various terms to describe their fit such as “classic fit”, “slim fit” and “fitted.” Such terms are useful, but non-standardized, and proportions can vary even when applied to different styles within the same brand.
DETERMINING YOUR SIZE: 2 DIFFERENT MEASUREMENT METHODS
1) Measure a Garment That Fits You
The best way to determine your size is to measure a well-fitting garment in your closet (add back any shrinkage), then compare to size chart measurements.
BODY WIDTH: Lay garment flat. Flat measure the garment across the chest 1″ below the armhole.
BODY LENGTH: Lay garment flat, face down. Measure from center back neckline seam straight down to back bottom hem.
SLEEVE LENGTH: Lay garment flat, face down. Measure from center back neck to outer edge of shoulder seam, then along outer edge to sleeve end.
2) Measure Your Body
When measuring your body for a shirt, allow for some space between the chart measurement and your body for comfort, and also for possible shrinkage (depending on type of fabric).
FINDING SIZE CHARTS ON ZWIK.COM
Size charts in our BASICS collection, if available, would be listed under the item’s description details.
In the BIG Catalog size charts are found under the item’s “Specs” tab.
T-Shirts & Tops
measured flat (one side)