To help you to choose what size is best for you or the person you are buying for use the size guidelines below, if you have any doubts please contact email@example.com
Please take your actual body measurements under your clothes not over your clothes as these will give you a more accurate reading. The measurements below are in inches, that’s what most clothes in the UK are measured in, but we have included continental in a few things.
Firstly raise your arms slightly and then measure around the chest area; please make sure you cross over your shoulder blades and the fullest part of your chest, try to keep the tape parallel to the ground. The chest measurement should give you a good indication to your correct size for items like jackets, shirts sweats and T’s.
When measuring around your neck try and measure the area including the Adams apple. If all goes to plan you will have a measurement like the ones in the list below.
|inches||14 - 14½||14½ - 15||15 - 15½||15½ - 16||16 - 16½||16½ - 17||17 - 17½||17½ - 18||18 - working the door|
Place a tape measure around your waist, do this where the trousers normally sit on your hips, don’t breathe in and make out you're thinner than what you really are. Don’t measure around the belly button as you don’t want them to fit like Simon Cow’s.
Here are some explanations about some of the terminology we use:
a technique to put ergonomic shape into the garment (makes it fit the body's shape better)