If the clothing produced in China is for American use, add 2 to 3 sizes to that and shop for the adjusted size. Generally, skirts have zipper closures with a button on the waistband although, of course, some have elasticized waist bands. Junior sizes - For short women with higher busts and fairly straight bodies. You will also need to measure your sleeve length in order to buy men's shirts. Typically US sizes will be based on the chest measurements, in inches, when it comes to buying suits and jackets.
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.
For instance, you may not notice that something costing a certain amount of British Pounds can be more money than you would spend in US dollars. You can easily do this online at several websites. Finally, make sure that there is a return or exchange policy in place should the clothing not fit correctly upon arrival.
Men's clothing, especially designer clothing , is often sized differently in other countries than in the US. Clothes sizing is not an exact science! The crossdresser is further hindered by seeking clothing neither cut nor sized for the male body. Of course the ideal situation is to have feminine clothing styled and fitted by a dressmaker to your individual body. There are a few dressmakers available who provide this service. However, the purpose of this article is to assist the beginning crossdresser emerging from the dark recesses of the closet with the first selection of feminine clothing to provide the best chance of passing in public at an affordable cost.
It is assumed this initial selection will be made from a mail order house or possibly at a store without trying the garments on prior to purchase. Obviously the first step in determining your size s is to take, and record, your body measurements.
It is easier if you have a friend help and if you wear no more than your basic undergarments bra and panties. Referring to the drawing here, measure the length, in inches, around your body at the four locations shown: You might want to print this page and record the results right on it so you have them handy.
It is best to have a cloth measuring tape available from sewing or notions departments of variety or department stores. Always keep the tape parallel to the floor and stand straight, but comfortably breathing normally with feet together. Measure your chest with the tape snugly under your arms and above the cups of your bra. If you have a bra, measure the bust with the tape around the fullest part of your bra cups with the tape just snug enough to prevent its sliding down in back.
Buying a Bra elsewhere in this Guide. To measure your waist, tie a string snugly but not tightly around your middle; it will roll to your natural waistline, the point at which you should measure. This is usually about midway between the top of the hip bone and the lowest part of the rib cage. Blouses are sized by bust measurement, although shoulder width must also be considered for the male since women tend to have narrower shoulders then do men.
A bust measurement of 44 inches requires a size If the blouse is long sleeved, choose a Tall Misses size to accommodate the slightly longer male arms; however if the blouse is short-sleeved a Misses size 22 will probably fit just as well. Generally, skirts have zipper closures with a button on the waistband although, of course, some have elasticized waist bands. Waist measurements determine skirt size. Fitted skirts are usually cut for hips 8 to 10 inches larger than the waist.
If your hips measure more than 10 inches greater than your waist you will have to use your hip measurement in selecting skirts. Tall Misses skirts are generally 2 to 4 inches longer than Misses skirts of the same size.
Men’s size guide – US sizes Suit jackets, blazers and coats. Men’s US sizes for suit jackets, coats and blazers are based on the chest width and your height. When you measure your chest, you should stick a finger between the measuring tape and your body. To ensure you're finding the correct size, review our men's clothing size chart for Dickies' apparel including pants, jeans, bibs, shirts, and coveralls. Size, posture, and figure determine men’s clothing sizes. Using a measuring tape, the following measurements are generally needed: (1) chest, (2) waist, (3) hip, and (4) leg or step length. To determine your pants size: (1) Take your waist size at the top of the hipbone over the shirt and not over your pants.