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Measuring Information

Following are some measuring tips to help you order the correct size. If you need more information, please don't hesitate to email our customer service department at info@suitbargains.com. A friendly member of our staff will will be happy to help you with any sizing questions that you may have.

Suits & Sport Coats

The suit measurements below are for reference only. Please allow ±0.25" difference for actual suit measurement.

Suit Size 38R 40R 42R 44R 46R 48R 50R
Chest 40" 42" 44" 46" 48" 50" 52"
Shoulder 18" 18.5" 19" 19.5" 20" 20.25" 20.5"
Length 30.5" 31" 31" 31" 31.5" 31.5" 31.75"
Sleeve 24.5" 25" 25" 25.25" 25.25" 25.25" 25.5"
Waist Size 32" 34" 36" 38" 40" 42" 44"
Outseam (Unhemmed) 47" 47" 47" 47" 47" 47" 47"
Inseam (Unhemmed) 36" 36" 36" 36" 36" 36" 36"
Fabric to Let Out 1.5" 1.5" 1.5" 1.5" 1.5" 1.5" 1.5"

  • Chest - Measured under the arms
  • Shoulder - Top of shoulder across back, seam to seam
  • Length - Bottom of collar to bottom of jacket
  • Sleeve - Top of shoulder sleeve to end of seam
Your suit size is based on your chest and height measurements. For example, if your chest measures 44" you would wear a size 44 suit. How tall you are will determine whether you need a Short (S), Regular (R), or a Long (L) suit. Please refer to the chart below to determine your suit size:

Measuring Your Chest

Measuring Your ChestWith your arms down at your side, take a tape measure and place it level under your arms and completely around your body (don't hold your breath). Be sure to cross over the shoulder blades and the fullest part of your chest. Remember, suit sizes are equal to your chest size. If you are measuring in centimeters divide by 2.54 to obtain the measurement in inches. If your waist is bigger than your chest, use your waist size to determine the suit size.

Notes:

  • The actual chest measurement of a suit is typically 2 inches larger than the size of the suit to allow room for adequate movement.
  • The European size of a suit is 10 more than the US Size. For example, a size 50 (European) is equivalent to a size 40 (US).
  • Typically the waist size of a suit pant is 6" less than the suit size. For example, a suit size 42 jacket comes with a 36" waist pant.

Alteration Notes:

  • A jacket that is too big at the waist can be easily taken in by a tailor
  • If your slacks are 1-2" too big or small a tailor can easily taken them in or out. If the slacks are over 2" too big, a tailor can re-cut them to fit (typically more expensive).
  • Typically and unless otherwise noted our pant bottoms come unfinished and unhemmed. It is best to let a professional tailor alter the length for you.

Slacks

Measuring Your Waist

Measuring Your WaistUsing a measuring tape, measure around your waistline where you normally wear your pants. Keep a finger between your body and the measuring tape. Pants sizes are equal to your waist size. For example, if you have a 38" waist, you should wear a size 38 pants. Remember of your slacks are 1-2" too big or too small, a tailor can easily take them in or out. The European size of slacks is 16 more than the US size. For example, a size 52 (European) is equivalent to a size 36 (US).

Measuring Your Inseam

Using a pair of pants that fit you well, measure from the top of the inner pant leg seam to the opening at the bottom of the pant leg. The number of inches is the inseam length, rounded to the nearest half inch.

Dress Shirts

Your dress shirt size is determined by your neck size and arm length. For example, a 16.5 x 34/35 dress shirt will fit a man whose neck size is 16 inches and whose arm length is 34 to 35 inches.

Measuring Your Neck

Keeping the measuring tape snug but not tight, measure around the fullest part of your neck. For a looser fit, place 2 fingers between the tape and your neck. Alternatively, measure a shirt that fits you well in the collar by laying the collar flat and measuring from center of top collar button to end of buttonhole. Round your measurement to the nearest 1/2 inch.

Measuring Your Sleeve

Bend arm slightly at elbow and begin measuring from the center back of your neck under the collar over the top of your shoulder and down the outside of your arm to your wrist. Most people prefer the cuff to fall about an inch below the wrist bone.


Belts

You should order the same size belt as your waist size. If your waist size is an odd number, order the next larger size. For example, if your waist size is 33, your should wear a size 34 belt.

S, M, L, XL Size Chart

Some items such as casual shirts, polos, sweaters, and swim trunks have their size indicated as Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L), X-Large (XL), etc. Please refer to the chart below and the measuring tips within to determine your appropriate size.

Size Chest Waist Neck Arm
XS 34-36 26-27 13-13.5 31-32
S 37-39 28-31 14-14.5 32-33
M 40-42 32-35 15-15.5 33-34
L 43-45 36-39 16-16.5 34-35
XL 46-48 40-43 17-17.5 35-36
XXL 49-51 44-46 18-18.5 35-36