Getting Sizes right can be difficult. The reality is that every brand has a different way of making garments and so there is no standardised fits. A Medium in one brand could be like a Large in a different brand.
To help you with fittings we have developed this guide to give you a better idea of what to expect. If you are not sure of your size, check some of the garments you own that fit you well. This will give you an idea of what fit you need.
|S/M/L||Chest||Waist||Neck / Collar|
|Small to Medium||38"||96.5||32"||81||15"|
|Medium to Large||41"||104||35"||89||16"|
|Large to Extra Large||43"||109||37"||94||17"|
|Double Extra Large||46"||117||40"||101.5||18"|
|Triple Extra Large||48"||122||42"||106.5||18.5|
|Extra Short (XS)||27 - 28"||68.5 - 71|
|Short (S)||29 - 30"||73.5 - 76|
|Regular (R)||31 - 32"||78.75 - 81.5|
|Long (L)||33 - 34"||83.75 - 86.5|
|Extra Long (XL)||35 - 36"||89 - 91.5|
Shirts come in Extra Slim, Slim, Body, Tapered, Modern, Regular and Comfort fits.
Generally casual shirts will come Small, Medium, Large etc. while formal shirts will be sized according to Neck or Chest.
The fits available depend on the brand. Generally extra slim, slim and body are tight or neat fitting. Tapered and modern are shaped but have room while regular and comfort are loose fitting.
Suits generally come nested, that is, a jacket and trouser together. Some suits are Mix and Match, that is, the Jackets, trousers and waist coats are sold separately so you can get whatever size you want.
Every suit brand has a different fit and even within brands suits can come in different fits.
Suits come in Extra Slim, Slim, Tapered, Regular and Comfort fits. The way suits are cut and the fabrics they are made from will all have an affect on the fit.
Regular - Slight room on waist, straight from thighs to ankle, generally 15" - 16" leg opening depending on brand.
Straight - Slight room on waist and thighs, straight from knee to ankle, generally 14" - 15" leg opening depending on brand.
Bootcut - Room on waist and thighs, tapered out from knee to ankle, generally 16" - 17"
Slim - Slight room on waist, neat on thighs, slim from knee to ankle, generally 13" - 14" leg opening
Slim taper - Slight room on waist, neat on thighs, tapered in from knee to ankle, generally 12" - 13" leg opening depending on brand
Skinny - Neat on waist and thighs, skinny from knee to ankle, generally 10" - 11" leg opening
Tommy Hilfiger Menswear : Generally neat Regular Fit, not overly big, Slim fit is Slim
Tommy Jeans : Regular Fit is slightly smaller than Tommy Hilfiger Menswear. Slim Fits are also a fraction slimmer.
Gant : Generally regular fitting shirts, knitwear and outerwear.
Casa Moda : Comfort fit is loose , Casual fit is slightly shaped but not neat. Modern Fit Shirts are Tapered but not slim
Bugatti : Modern Fit is Tapered but not slim
Calvin Klein : Slim without being too neat on body
Olymp : Modern Fit shirts are tapered without being neat, Comfort Fit is very loose
Farah : The Farah classics range is generally Modern Fit, true to size, not too big but not Slim.
XV Kings : Generally Slim Fit. Most, but not all items are quite fitted and many people have to go up one size.
Herbie Frogg : Slim fit without being too tight.
Remus Uomo: Generally a brand that is more fitted.
Suits range from Extra Slim to Slim to Tapered. Extra Slim suits are tighter on the arms and legs but are roughly the same as slim on the chest and waist. Tapered are shaped to give a fitted look but with more room on the chest, waist, arms and legs.
Shirts come in Slim and Tapered. The Remus slim is tight to the body with narrow arms while the tapered gives more room on the body and arms without being too big.