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Men's Clothing Size Conversions

Clothing sizes in the United States are different than those found in most other countries. If you are a visitor from another country shopping for clothes in the USA, it might be useful to know the differences in US sizes. This page is designed to be a useful tool in converting local sizes to approximate US sizes. We try to keep the data as accurate as possible, but we cannot guarantee that it is absolutely correct. Sizes of clothing vary between manufacturers and even between different designs by the same manufacturer. You should use these charts for approximation only.

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Men's Suits, Coats and Sweaters

The US size may be followed by a letter designation S = Short, R = Regular, L = Long.

European 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
UK 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Japan S S S M L L LL LL LL
USA 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48

Men's Dress Shirts

The US collar size may be followed by a sleeve length in inches 32 - 35.

European 36 37 38 39 41 42 43 44
UK 14 14 ½ 15 15 ½ 16 16 ½ 17 17 ½
Japan 87 91 97 102 107 112 117 122
USA 14 14 ½ 15 15 ½ 16 16 ½ 17 17 ½

Men's Pants

Two numbers indicating waist size, and inseam lengths of 28 - 35.

US (inches) 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Int'l (cms) 71 76 81 86 91 ½ 96 ½ 101 ½ 106 ½ 112 117 122

USA Men's Size Standards

(Approximate)

US Sizes XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
Neck (inches) 13-13½ 14-14½ 15-15½ 16-16½ 17-17½ 18-18½ 19-19½
Chest (inches) 33-34 35-37 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52 54-56
Sleeve (inches) 31½-32 32½-33 33½-34 34½-35 35½-36 36-36½ 36½-37
Waist (inches) 27-28 29-31 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 50-52
Neck (cm) 33-34 36-37 38-39 40-42 43-45 46-47 48-49
Chest (cm) 84-86 89-94 96-102 107-112 116-122 127-132 137-140
Sleeve (cm) 80-81; 82-84 85-86 87-89 90-91 91-93 93-94
Waist (cm) 68-71 73-79 81-86 91-97 101-107 111-117 127-132

Men's Hat Sizes

Many hats are sized only XS, S, M, L, XL.

European 53 55 57 59 61 63
UK 6 3/8 6 5/8 6 7/8 7 1/8 7 3/8 7 5/8
Japan 53 55 57 59 61 63
USA 6 ½ (XS) 6 ¾ (S) 7 (M) 7 ¼ (M) 7 ½ (L) 7 ¾ (XL)

Men's Shoes

European 37 ½ 38 38 ½ 39 39 ½ 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
UK 5 ½ 6 6 ½ 7 7 ½ 8 8 ½ 9 9 ½ 10 10 ½ 11 ½
Japan 25 25 ½ 26 26 ½ 27 ½ 28 28 28 ½ 29 ½ 29 ½ 30 ½ 30 ½
USA 6 6 ½ 7 7 ½ 8 8 ½ 9 9 ½ 10 10 ½ 11 12

Written by: Mike Leco
Top Photo Credit: © Michelle Leco / USATourist.com
Photo Description: Clothing Display in a Department Store