Buying Clothing Online. Get the Right Size the First Time
There is no such thing as clothing being true to size. You may be wearing a size medium right now, yet when you buy a different style of shirt, jacket or pant, the right fit may be a size small, large or 6 for that style.
When buying clothes online, the best way to get the right size the first time,
- is to measure your favorite garment before you begin shopping
- compare your measurements to the manufacturer’s size chart
Shirts and Jackets
Chest width: measured across the chest one inch below the armhole when laid flat
Sleeve length: start at the center of the neck and measure down to the shoulder, then down the sleeve to the hem
Bust: measure under the arm and around the fullest part of the bust with arms down, keeping the tape horizontal
Body length at back: starting at the high point of the shoulder to the hem
Waist: measure around the smallest part of the natural waist
Inseam: measure from the crotch seam to the hem
Hips: with the feet together, measure around the widest/fullest part of the hips while keeping the tape horizontal
Circumference: measure above the eyebrow at the widest part of the head. Divide that number by 3.14 to find your hat size. Example: 22 inches = size 7, or using the manufacturer’s size chart 21 5/8 – 22 ¾ = size small/medium for most Flexfit hats
TSA (True to Size Apparel) has a link at the very bottom of the style/SKU description box, to the manufacturer’s sizing chart. If you do not see it, call or use the Contact Us tab at the top right of the web page.