Size Measurment & Fit
FINDING SIZE CHARTS ON WEBSITE
Basics: Size charts can be found within the SKU’s details for items in this category.
BIG Catalog: Look for size charts under the SKU’s “Specs” tab
Ready-to-Wear (RTW): If size chart is not within the item’s details, then standard size charts can be found below (Gildan or comparable)
2 DIFFFERENT METHODS TO MEASURE YOUR SIZE
1) Measure a Garment That Fits You
2) Measure Your Body
Another way to measure your size is from your body measurements. When measuring your body for a shirt, allow for space between the chart measurement and your body measurement.
Room is needed for comfort of movement, and for possible shrinkage. The measured amount of additional space differs by size (allow more space for extra large sizes, e.g. 3X and above) and personal preference for comfort and style.
Additional space is typically in the range of 2″ to 4″ for a chest or shirt waist measurement, but can be 5″ to 6″ for a desired loose fit, or for very large sizes.
Yes, it is all a bit complicated, which is why we really recommend the first method above, “measure a garment that fits you” as easier and more reliable.
SIZE CHART VARIANCES
Manufacturers’ chart measurements are guidelines, and actual garments may have minor variances from published specifications and even from other items of the same SKU and size.
UNDERSTANDING STYLE/FIT TERMS
Manufacturers’ use various descriptors for their fit/cut/silhouette such as “classic fit” (normal cut), “fitted” (somewhat slimmer), and “slim fit” (slimmest of these options). Gildan uses these terms in their “Your Perfect Fit” chart referenced on this page.
Such terms are useful, but can applied inconsistently, even when used within the same brand.
READY-TO-WEAR (RTW) T-SHIRT SIZE CHARTS
These sizes apply when size info is not posted in the specific item listing details. Gildan, Hanes, FOTL or comparable brand.
T-Shirts & Tops
measured flat (one side)