MEN'S FIT & SIZE GUIDE
Fit is everything
A tailored look start with taking proper measurements for your body type. If you already own a suit and the fit is perfect, order your new suit in the same size. If this is your first time shopping for a suit, tuxedo, blazer and/or sportscoat, visit a local tailor and/or seamstress to have your measurements taken, or have someone assist you. Do not measure yourself. For the best suit and shirt fit and size, follow the guidelines below.
Suit sizing include a number (your chest measurements) and a letter (the jacket length). Example 42L or 38S. Suits usually have a 6-inch or 7-inch drop. To determine your pant waist size, subtract 6 or 7 inches from your coat size number. 42L suits are paired with a 35 or 36 inch pant waist, for example.
When in doubt between 2 sizes, we recommend picking the larger size. Suit pants come unhemmed, take them and the suit jacket to a local tailor/seamstress to have the hems sewn and they can make minor adjustments needed to get an exact fit, essential to making a tailored men's suit look perfect.
With your measurements, compare against the table below to determine the correct suit size. If your chest size falls into a different size category compared to your waist, all you need to do is select the jacket sizing you require. The pants are ready to go in their stated size but if you need them taken in or need a little extra added, a tailor can adjust the waistband and side seams two sizes either way.
Sleek, ultra-modern style.
Jacket: Most trim chest, shoulders and waist; high armholes, super-slim lapels and very fitted sleeves.
Pants: Very slim through the seat and thigh; low rise; narrow leg opening
The Extra Slim Fit is designed for men with the leanest frame.
Trendy more structured style
Jacket: More fitted through chest, shoulder and waist; higher armholes; fitted sleeves; slim lapel
Pants: Slim through the seat and thigh; lower rise; narrow leg opening.
Updated Traditional/Classic Fit
Jacket: Slightly trim through the shoulder; closer fit to body and chest; slightly higher armholes.
Pants: Slimmer fit through seat and thigh; waistband sits slightly below waist
The Classic Suit Fit is the traditional look.
Jacket has more room in the chest and body; natural shoulders; traditional armholes and sleeves
Pants are full through seat and thigh; waistband sits at the waist
DRESS SHIRT FITS
- Extra Slim Fit cuts are even trimmer and sleeker than the slim fit shirt
- Ideal for more slender men
- Slim Fit Shirts are cut close to the body
- Has a tapered waist and fitted torso
- They cut a clean line that contours to a man's V-shaped body
If a dress shirt billows too much when you tuck it in, you may need a slimmer fit. In this case you may select a modern fit shirt or even a slim fit. The modern fit falls between a classic and slim fit shirt.
This fit cut's straight lines through the body and is a great choice for men with a wider chest and/or waistband. It is cut to be more generously across the shoulders, chest, and waist. It has a loose fit throughout the torso and tends to billow a bit when tucked in. Sometimes the classic fit has a longer shirttail to avoid the shirt hanging outside the suit pants after sitting down.
Although your shirt is hidden under your jacket it is an important part of the overall look especially when you take off the jacket. A proper fitting shirt define your appearance. Shirts come in different fits to cater for varied body shapes - from classic- to slim-fits. Looking great in your dress shirt is all about finding the right fit for you. Below we will give you some tips on how to find your shirt size.
Dependent on the brand, our shirts are sized using either 1 of 2 different sizing scales:
- numerical sizing, which is based on neck and arm length measurements, and
- alpha sizing (XS, S, M, L, XL etc.)
How Do I Measure For Shirts Sized Using a Numerical Sizing Scale?
Neck: Measuring your neck is the most important measurement to decide on the size of your dress shirt. Wrap the measuring tape around your neck, over the Adam's apple while keeping a finger between the measuring tape and your neck.
Sleeve: Measure from the center back of your neck, over your shoulder, down on the outside of your arm to your wrist. It is best if you bend your arm at a 90 degree angle from your hip (about 1-inch below the navel).
If you have a shirt that fit you well then by all means use these measurements. The first number on the size tag refer to the neck width and the second number is the sleeve length.
Men's Dress Shirt Size Chart
|Waist (Inches)||Chest (Inches)|
|XS||13 - 13 1/2||26 - 28||32 - 34|
|S||14 - 14 1/2||29 - 31||35 - 37|
|M||15 - 15 1/2||32 - 34||38 - 40|
|L||16 - 16 1/2||35 - 37||41 - 43|
|XL||17 - 17 1/2||38 - 40||44 - 46|
|XXL||18 - 18 1/2||41 - 43||47 - 49|