The most common mistake people make with sizing is the “to fit” size and “actual product size”.
We only use “actual garment size” on this website.
A “to fit” size means it will fit a certain body size and the garment measurement will be bigger.
An “actual garment size” is the measurement of the shirt, NOT the body it will fit. If the body measures 44 you will need a number higher than 44 or the shirt will be skin tight.
How much bigger depends on the fit you like. You are not stuck with what someone else has decided you need as you are with a “to fit” size.
Here You can decide what type of fit you want, whether that be close, relaxed or baggy or whatever you want by adding inches to the body measurement to give actual garment size that we use to make your shirt.
To ensure the correct sizing for your shirt there are two basic methods.
Measure your actual chest, raise your arms and run the tape around your chest just under your arms. You then ADD 2 inches for a close fit or ADD 4 inches for relaxed fit, and ADD 6 inches for loose or baggy fit if you like more room. (just a guide. you decide)
Remember: These shirts are designed to be relaxed fitting and not like a standard (office type) shirt may fit, If that’s what you want (close fit) then allow around 2 inches above the tape measurement. Use method 2 to be sure.
Take a shirt you already own that fits you comfortably, close the buttons, lay it on a flat surface (table or the floor). Close the buttons, Measure it from side to side just under the arms, then double the result. Example: side to side = 23 inches then x 2 = 46 and that would be the size to order.
Letter sizing ?
The letter sizing system of L XL etc is very unreliable, it can vary too much by who made it and even more by which country you are in. We have shown letters only as a general guide, the actual numbers are more reliable and are the same no matter where you are, in that inch is an inch.
To avoid any possible mistakes we only use ACTUAL GARMENT MEASUREMENT. example: 44 inches is 44 inches no matter where you are. An XL in Europe is not the same as the USA or Australia or many other countries.
Letter sizing varies too much and is unreliable.
The above chart is based on our shirts being 4 inches BIGGER than your actual chest measurement. This is the design of a Bowling shirt. If you want a closer fit, or more room, then adjust it how you want it.
SIZES STATED WITHIN THIS WEBSITE GIVE THE ACTUAL SHIRT GARMENT SIZE NOT YOUR BODY SIZE.
WE CAN ONLY MAKE WHAT YOU TELL US TO MAKE, ORDER A SIZE 46 INCH SHIRT AND YOU WILL RECEIVE A SHIRT THAT MEASURES 46 INCHES, WE DON’T ASSUME, GUESS OR INTERPRET IT TO MEAN SOMETHING ELSE AND
YOU SHOULDN’T EITHER.ALWAYS CHECK YOUR SIZE !!!
Common mistakes people make with sizing.
My jacket was 44 long, so I ordered a 44 shirt –WRONG The Jacket measurement is bigger than 44 not actual sizes, but a “to fit” a particular chest size.
I measured a T-shirt – WRONG these are generally a much closer fit and often stretch fabric.
I always wear an XL so bought the same, WRONG Letter sizing varies a lot from country to country, by as much as 6 inches in some countries.
The letter “guide” we use and include on this website is based on US sizing.
If you measure an existing similar style shirt that you already own, that fits you comfortably and you want to reproduce that fit, MEASURE IT as we have described above and you’ll get it right. Please do not guess or assume anything.