measuring for men

fit guidelines men's fashions

To ensure the best fit, we recommend you measure yourself with a soft tape measure and, if possible, have someone help you. We have standardized sizing within our private label brands, to help you shop with confidence.

Helpful Hints for Measuring

  • All measurements are body measurements, not garment measurements.
  • All measurements are in inches.
  • Hold the tape measure firmly, but not tightly.
  • For best results, take measurements over undergarments.
  • When measuring circumferences, tape measure should be parallel to the floor.
  • Stance should be natural with arms at your side.
  • Match your measurements to the appropriate size chart.
  • If your measurement fall between sizes, order the larger size.

critical areas of fit

If you're buying...

Be sure to measure...

Top, Sweater
Chest
Jacket, Blazer
Chest & Hip
Pants, Shorts
Waist & Hip
Men's Dress Shirt
Neck & Sleeve
Jumpsuit, Overalls, Swimsuit Chest & Torso
Men's Suits Chest & Waist
how to measure
shirt fit

1 HEIGHT

Stand with your back against a wall, without shoes. Measure from the top of your head to the floor.

2 BUST OR CHEST

Measure around the fullest part of the chest.

3 WAIST

Measure around the natural waist.

4 HIP

Measure around the fullest part of your hip.

5 TORSO

Measure from the center of the shoulder, through the crotch, and back to the starting point.

6 INSIDE LEG

With someone's help, measure from center crotch to floor.

7 HEAD

Measure around widest part of head, across forehead.

8 NECK

Measure around thickest part of the neck, across shoulder to elbow.

9 SLEEVE LENGTH

Measure from center back neck, across shoulder to elbow, and down to the wrist.


Specialty sizes

We offer the following specialty sizes to help you get the right fit

  height
regular 5'8" to 5'11"
tall 6' to 6'3"
short 5'4" to 5'7"
big 5'8" to 5'11"
big & tall 6' to 6'3"

 

Regular, short, and tall size chart

  XS S M L XL 2XL
neck 13½ 14 14½ 15  15 ½ 16  16 ½ 17 17½ 18  18½"
chest 32 34 36 38  40 42  44 46 48 50  52"
waist 28 30 32 34  36 38  40 42 44 46  48"

 

Big, big & tall size chart

  3XL 4XL
neck 19 19½ 20 20½"
chest 54 56 58 60"
waist 50 52 54 56"

 

Suits & blazers size chart

Order by chest size with corresponding waist size.
Pants have unfinished hems.

Inseam lengths:
regular 37"
short 35 ½"
tall 38 ½"

 

Regular, short & tall
chest 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50"
waist 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44"

 

Big, big & tall
chest 52 54 56 58"
waist 46 48 50 52"

 


National brand size chart - big and tall

Pants and shorts waist measurement guide

Big fit (6'3" and under) waist
44 (1X) 42-44"
48 (2X) 46-48"
52 (3X) 50-52"
56 (4X) 54-56"
60 (5X) 58-60"
64 (6X) 62-64"

 

Tall fit (6'4" and over) waist
42 (XLT) 40-42"
46 (2XLT) 44-46"
50 (3XLT) 48-50"
54 (4XLT) 52-54"
58 (5XLT) 56-58"

 

Shirt chest measurement guide

Big fit (6'3" and under) chest
48 (1X) 46-48"
52 (2X) 50-52"
56 (3X) 54-56"
60 (4X) 58-60"
64 (5X) 62-64"
68 (6X) 66-68"

 

Tall fit (6'4" and over) chest
44 (LT) 42-44"
48 (XLT) 46-48"
52 (2XLT) 50-52"
56 (3XLT) 54-56"
60 (4XLT) 58-60"
64 (5XLT) 62-64"

 

  • All measurements are body measurements, not garment measurements.

  • All measurements and sizes apply to Sears Private Label merchandise only and may not apply to National Brand merchandise.

 

Men's Private Label Brands
Retreat®/MD Arnold Palmer®
Nevada®/MD Boulevard Club®/MD
Pure NRG AthleticsTM/MC Protocol®/MD