What Size am I?


We try whenever possible to provide a size chart with exact garment measurements for each size. Occasionally, we instead provide body measurements (the measurements of the person who would wear a given size). We always note which type of measurement is provided.

We always recommend comparing the garment size chart measurements against those of a similar item you already own and whose fit you like or against your own current body measurements. 

For garments with garment measurement size charts, here's where to measure:

All garment measurements are taken with the item laid flat and any zippers, buttons, etc. closed up. 


  • Half Chest: Measure across the front chest at 1 inch/2.5 cm below the armpits of the garment.
  • Chest: Double the Half Chest measurement.
  • Length: With the garment face up, measure from the spot where the collar of the garment meets the shoulder seam straight down to the bottom hem.
  • Shoulder: With the garment face down, measure from the left shoulder seam straight across the upper back to the right shoulder seam.
  • Sleeve: With the garment face down and any sleeves stretched out, measure from the center of the back where the collar meets the body of the shirt down the length of the sleeve, including any cuff.


  • Waist: With the garment face up, measure across the waistband and double this for the waist circumference.
    • Keep in mind that, for many clothing brands, the actual waist circumference is often not equal to the garment size and is usually larger. For example, a size 34 pant often has an actual waist circumference of 35 inches or more. 
  • Inseam: Measure from the seam in the center of the crotch down the leg seam to the bottom of the leg, including any cuff.
  • Thigh: Measure across the leg from 1 inch/2.5 cm below the crotch and double this to get the thigh circumference.
  • Leg Opening: measure across the leg opening and double to get the leg opening circumference.

For garments with body measurement size charts, we recommend measuring your body and finding the size that matches your body's measurements, using a soft cloth measuring tape. Metal measuring tapes do not accurately measure the curves of the body. If you don't have a soft cloth measuring tape, measure yourself with a piece of string and compare this length to a hard ruler or metal measuring tape.

Here's where to measure your body; having someone else measure you allows more accurate results:

  • Chest: Stand and take a deep breath. While holding it, measure around your chest 1 inch/2.5 cm below your armpits.
  • Shoulder: Stand and measure from the edge of your arm where it meets your shoulder down the outside of the arm to your wrist.
  • Sleeve: You may need an assistant for this one. Hold your arm out wide and firm. Measure from the center of your back where it meets your neck down the outside of your arm to your wrist.
  • Waist: Stand and bend to one side and find the natural fold in your side. Put your finger in that place. Stand back up, take a deep breath, and, while holding it, measure around your body at that point. 
  • Thigh: You may need an assistant for this one. Stand and measure 1 inch/2.5 cm below the crotch around your leg.
  • Inseam: You'll need an assistant for this one. Stand and measure from the crotch down your inner leg to the bottom of your ankle.