How to Measure

Garment Sizing

Sizing will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer so unfortunately there is no one size chart that fits all. We post size charts on each item to help you decide on your size when purchasing. To make it easier for you to shop our site we denote all "Big" sizes with an "L" and "Tall" sizes with a "T". i.e. 2XL,3XL, 4XL, 5XL.. for bigs and LT, XLT, 2XT, 3XT.. for talls. Basically if the size ends in a "T" then it's a tall. If not then it's a regular length Big size. Our SM through XL sizes are not cut bigger than normal. These are great for the other members of your household who are not big or tall. Again it's best to consult the size chart for the measurements of each item before ordering.

Use this as a guide for the charts that are on each item to measure for a proper fit (give all measurements in inches). If the person’s measurements are between sizes, order the larger size. For example: if a man’s neck measures 15¾ inches you should order size “large” in a short sleeve shirt or a “16-16½” in a long sleeve shirt. For greatest accuracy, have someone else take measurements rather than measuring yourself. The tape measure should be pulled snug, not tight. Check the size scale of all garments being ordered to ensure that all measurements were taken at the proper points.

Measuring Guide


Men's Shirts

NECK measurement is the circumference of the neck as illustrated.
SLEEVE LENGTH is measured by placing one end of the tape at the bottom of the collar at the center of the back and marking the distance around the elbow to the bottom of the wrist. It is often helpful to have the arm slightly bent.
CHEST is taken at the fullest point of the bust, keeping tape under arms and around shoulder blades. Hold tape level and firmly but not tight.


Men's Trousers, Jeans and Bib Overalls

WAIST is taken at the top of the hipbone over shirt (not over pants). Tape should only be held snug, do not hold tape tight.
INSEAM is taken from the base of the crotch to the top of the shoe or boot. For jeans, add one inch.
Not everyone wears their trousers or jeans the same length or height on their hips so take this into consideration.


Men's Coveralls

CHEST SIZE is taken at the fullest point of the chest, keeping tape under arms and around shoulder blades. This measurement should be taken over clothing, preferably over same garment or types of garments to be worn with the coveralls.
LENGTH: We suggest using your same inseam measurement for pants, but subtracting 1 to 2 inches to accommodate Dickies lower crotch construction.


Jackets

CHEST SIZE is taken at the fullest point of the chest, keeping tape under arms and around shoulder blades. This measurement should be taken over clothing, preferably over garments or types of garments to be worn with the jacket.
SLEEVE LENGTH is measured by placing one end of the tape at the bottom of the collar at the center of the back and marking the distance around the elbow to the outer edge of the wrist.