How to Measure Shirt Sizes

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Questions and Answers

How do you measure your t-shirt size?

I'm getting a t-shirt on eBay but I'm not sure what size I'm in because in my country we use numbers, e.g. 38, 40, 42.

The sizes there only state : S, M, L, etc. But they mentioned the measurements of each size.
For S they said
"19 inches from armpit to armpit"
"25 inches from shoulder to waist"

But where exactly? Should I measure when I'm wearing it or should I measure when I'm not wearing it or will the results be the same?

Thank you!!

Posted by teddybanana
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Try on a bunch of t shirts at random. When you find one you like check the label. That's your size.

Australian to American sizes?


I'm 14 years old and fit into a sizes 8 womans, 13/14 kids and Small womans.
What would my size be for this shirts?

Posted by R
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There is a size chart on the website. You should measure yourself and compare it with the size chart and you will find your size. Since this is a childrens T-shirt, it might be quite small. Everywhere, sizes are different at different stores so the best way is to measure yourself. Usually people tend to wear band T-shirts very loose, I suggest you should buy it one up a size than that of the measurements of your body so that you can feel comfortable in it.

American sizing of womens differ buy two sizes. So if you are a size 8 australian, it is a size 4 US.

Dress shirt sizing????????

What does the h mean in 15 h 32/33. And the website im looking for a shirt at asks me if im a 15 32/33 or a 15 34/35. What does that mean
I still need to know what the h means next to the 15.

Posted by Joshua G
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You will need a cloth tape measure
It is suggested to have someone help you.
When looking at dress shirt size the first number on the size tag refers to the neck size, the second number to the sleeve length. As an example a shirt marked “15 ½ 32/33” would mean the man wears a 15 ½ inch neck size and a 32 or 33 inch sleeve length.

1.First measure your neck. Put the tape measure around the largest part of your neck, where you would normally wear the collar when your shirt is buttoned. This is your neck size. The neck sizes in dress shirts increment by ½ inch measurements. If you find you are not quite at the half or whole size go to the next half or whole size measurement. You can also adjust this measurement based on comfort level. For instance if you prefer to have a little more room, add ½ inch to this measurement. If you like a more generous fit, add 1 inch to your measurement. For some men keeping one or two fingers between you and the tape measure is alternate way to add the desired inches when determining neck size. Shirts should button all the way. Do not leave open the top button on the shirt. If it feels too tight on you when you button the shirt, it is too small.

2. Next, measure for sleeve length. It is important that your arm is at your side and slightly bent at the elbow. Here is where it is best to have help. Start by placing one end of the tape measure at the middle of the back of your neck; go across the shoulder, and down your arm. You want to follow the curve of the shoulder and the arm, end at the wrist bone. Add 1 inch (rounded to the nearest even number) to this measurement to use as your sleeve length.

3. Finally, some manufacturers also list a waist size on their packaging (most often with athletic cut shirts). To determine the size of your waist, measure around your waist over a shirt at the area where you would normally wear your pants. Keep one finger between you and the tape measure. This is your waist size.…

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