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Sizing Guides

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


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


Shoe Sizes


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 men's shoes sizing is the same as English sizes. However, New Zealand women's shoes sizing is the same as US sizes.

Men's Shoe 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.


Gloves


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


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


International size charts


Different countries use different sizing systems. Below are some of our most common size systems deciphered:

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