Suit/Tuxedo and Sportcoat Slacks Dress Shirts Casual Shirts
(See also: Common Clothing Questions)
Suit/Tuxedo and Sportcoat:
Your suit size is typically your chest and height measurement combined. It can be measured in inches or centimeters (European sizing). For example: a size US44 means your chest measures 44 inches. Your height will determine whether you will need a ‘Short’, ‘Regular’, ‘Long’ or ‘X-Long’. (The actual measurement on a suit chest is usually 2 inches larger than the actual suit size so as to give you adequate room for movement.)
Please note: If you waist is bigger than your chest, use your waist size to determine suit size. Otherwise the jacket will not button.
For European sizing, you can add 10 to any US size suit (Example: US 40 = Euro 50)
Take a tape measure and place it under your arms completely around your body with your arms at your side (don't hold your breath). Measure the biggest part of your chest (measure your nude chest for accuracy). This will determine the size of your chest and the size of the coat you need. You can always go a size or so bigger in the coat. A European size is measured in centimeters. But you can add 10 to your chest size to determine the European size without having to measure in centimeters.
Take a tape measure and place around your waist where you like for your slacks to hit. Measure your nude waist for accuracy. Do not hold measuring tape tight; keep loose for comfort. This will determine your waist size.
If a jacket is too big in the waist, a tailor can easily alter it down.
If your slacks are 1 to 2 inches too big, a tailor can alter them up or down. If the slacks are bigger than 2 inches, a tailor can re-cut the slacks to fit. However, this may be expensive. ($50-100 range)
Since more expensive suit and dress slacks come unfinished, uncut or unhemmed, it is best to let the tailor determine the correct inseam and finish them accordingly. Try on your slacks with the correct shoes in front of a tailor to determine the correct length.
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You can always have a tailor measure you to determine exactly your size, usually at no charge. We do recommend this for the best way to determine your exact size. If you need further help, please give us a call at (702) 632-1200.
Take a tape measure and place it around your waist where you like your slacks to hit. Measure your nude waist for accuracy. Do not hold measuring tape too tightly; keep it loose for comfort. This will determine your waist size. If your slacks are 1 to 1 ½ inches too big or small, a tailor can alter them.
For European sizing a simple rule of thumb is to add 16 to any US sizing. (US 34 = Euro 50)
Since more expensive suit and dress slacks come unfinished or unhemmed, it is best to let the tailor determine the correct inseam and finish them accordingly. Try on your slacks with the correct shoes in front of a tailor to determine the correct length.
Please note: If you are over 6’3”, you will probably need an X-long sized pair of slacks.
You can always have a tailor measure you to determine your exact size, usually at no charge. We do recommend this for the best way to determine your exact size.
If you need further help, please give us a call at (702) 632-1200.
The neck size and sleeve length determine a man’s dress shirt size. For example: 16 x 32/33 means the shirt fits a man with a neck size of 16 inches and arm length of 32 to 33 inches.
European sizes are measured in centimeters.
Measuring Neck Size:
Take a tape measure and measure the circumference of your neck. Do not hold too snug. This will determine your neck size, which can be measured in inches or centimeters.
Measuring Sleeve Length:
You will have to have someone measure your sleeve length for you. With your arm outwards a bit, measure from your back at your neckline down to your wrist bone on the backside to where your elbow would be touching the tape measure. This will determine your sleeve length which be can be measured in either inches or centimeters.
Please note: European shirts sometimes only offer one sleeve length. In this case, it is customary to have a tailor cut the sleeve to your exact size. The fee is nominal.
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Italian made shirts can run a bit small and sometimes short. We try to adjust for the USA market and make notation on each product. Read the text on each product to ensure you are buying the size that will fit the American market.
If you are unaware of what size you wear in casual shirts, (polos, tees, knits and sweaters)
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