- Overall length is measured with shoes off.
- Waist is measured at the navel.
- Chest is measured just below the armpits.
- Inner seam, in 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.
Measurement Conversion Charts
|Feet||5' 3"||5' 7"||5' 11"||6' 3"||6' 7"|
International size charts
Different countries use different sizing systems. Below are some of our most common size systems deciphered:
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.
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.
|54 cm||6 3/4||S|
|55 cm||6 7/8||S|
|57 cm||7 1/8||M|
|58 cm||7 1/4||L|
|59 cm||7 3/8||L|
|60 cm||7 1/2||XL|
|61 cm||7 5/8||XL|
|62 cm||7 3/4||XXL|
|63 cm||7 7/8||XXL|
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.
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.