If you are interested in buying international or designer men's clothing on eBay that may be in different sizes than you are used to, you will need these charts. You will need this number in order to correctly buy things like sports coats.
How to measure
If you will be buying pants, trousers or jeans , you will definitely need to know your waist size. In order to get an accurate waist measurement, measure around the waist with the tape measure at the level of your navel. This number will be your waist measurement. Finally, you will need to measure your inseam. This is the number that is used for the length of your pants. In order to do this, you will need to measure the length of your inner leg.
Take the tape measure, or better yet, ask for help, and measure from your inner thigh down to your ankle. Typically when you buy pants , including jeans, off the rack, you will need to know your waist and your inseam number.
The waist will be the first number and the inseam, the second. An example is 32x It is also important to note that all of these measurements should be done in your undergarments, not over your other clothes. Now that you know what your US sizes are you will easily be able to convert to international sizes by using some helpful charts.
Though most of the time you will find that these charts are easy to read, you may be surprised at some of the differences. You also need to be aware of certain things, for example UK sizes are different to European sizes. This is not the only unusual thing about sizes either. For instance, sometimes Australian sizes are the same as the UK and sometimes they aren't, and France and Italy seem to have their own sizing systems altogether, that can be measured in either inches or centimeters depending on the listing.
Many men will also buy Japanese designed clothes and these have different systems for sizing as well. Typically US sizes will be based on the chest measurements, in inches, when it comes to buying suits and jackets. As with jackets, you will also need to convert your dress shirt size to different sizes if buying from overseas manufacturers.
In this case, you will use your neck measurement in most cases. When in doubt, Italy, France, and Japan all use measurements in centimeters, so simply convert inches to centimeters, and for Australia, round up to the next size. Finally, you may need to convert pants sizes when it comes to international sizes.
The same rules will apply here; round up if your size isn't listed and follow the pattern if you are over or under these charts. You will also want to remember, when buying pants , that this is based on the circumference of your waist. If you are interested in buying international or designer men's clothing on eBay that may be in different sizes than you are used to, you will need these charts.
Before you buy men's clothing on eBay, you should remember if buying from an international seller that you may pay more for shipping. You also will, in many cases, have to wait longer for your purchase to arrive. In addition to this, you may find that the items are listed in a different currency than US dollars and for this, you will probably want to convert the currency as well based on exchange rates. Optimally, you can ask another person to wrap a tape measure around your chest.
Make sure it has a little room max. For casual jackets, you can add an additional inch. The waist is measured in the same way as described above for the chest but around your waist.
The ideal jacket length for you will obviously depend highly on the type of jacket which you want to purchase. Standard jacket sizes are made for standard bodies, if you are shorter or taller than average, you should measure your upper body. Measure with the tape measure from the top of your shoulder. For a blazer, measure down to the top of the thigh, for a longer coat measure to just above the knee.
How can I know my jacket size? Just measure your height and chest width in either inches or centimeters. Then look up the according size. In some occasions, the jacket sizes for ladies and gentlemen in Europe are divided further. More detailed information about European Sizes can be found here. For women into normal, short and long sizes.
Depending on your body height, the European clothing size falls into one of the following three groups:. Jackets are available for three figure types:. All dimensions should be measured close to the body and hence please remember not to take any measurements over your regular clothes. As mentioned above, the chest is the most important body part for jacket measurement.
Stand up straight, relax your arms at your side. Ideally ask your mum, spouse, or best friend, to wrap the tape measure around your chest area. Make sure the tape measure has a little room max. Depending on the type of jacket casual vs. Measure horizontally around the body at the strongest part of the chest with a tape measure. The hip is measured in the same way as described above for the chest but around your hip.
Men's Pants & Shorts
Click through to see size charts and conversion charts for all of Brooks Brothers' classic men's clothing, including shirts, ties, suits, pants, and more. Having trouble using this site with a screen reader or any other Accessible technology? Men's Jackets & Coats Size Chart Most Belstaff garments come in Italian sizes. Please refer to the chart below for measurements and to convert your usual size to the correct Italian size. • Suits have what is called a "drop," which is the difference between the size of the jacket and the size of the pants. Classic-fit suits typically have a 6" drop, meaning that a size 38R jacket is paired with size 32 pants. Slim-fit and extra-slim-fit suits typically have a 6" to 7" drop.