Clothing sizes are not universal, they vary according to the region from where you are shopping. Therefore it is very necessary to know about the difference in size specifications for different region across the world in order to have hassle free buying.

This article will clarify you the difference between European and US sizes. If you are shopping in Europe, then you must keep in mind that different areas in Europe may have different sizes so it is important for a buyer to take this into consideration as well. On the other hand, in USA there is no standard sizing, different manufacturer uses different sizes and specifications.

So, it is a really difficult task to find your perfect clothing size.

One might think that the size he/she is wearing is known to him/her, but they don’t even realize that they are not wearing the right size. It is important to know your real size because it will play a role in presenting yourself to the outside world and also wearing your size clothing actually bring confidence within you. You will only look your best when your clothing fits correctly and that is possible only if you are aware of your correct size. Men and women will need to measure themselves with a tape measure in order to find their US size, and then use a conversion chart in order to find their European sizes.

Measurement for a Man

While taking measurement, following are the measurements one needs to keep in mind:

  • Chest Circumference
  • Neck Size
  • Waist size
  • Length (for trouser measurement)
  • Arm Size (for Sleeves measurement)

Note: if the measurements you get are between sizes, use the size that is higher. The measurements can be in Inches or Cm.

When you’ve taken your measurements, find the size in the table below that corresponds best with your results.

For Men’s Shirts and T-shirts

US Sizes XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
Neck (inches) 13-13.5 14-14.5 15-15.5 16-16.5 17-17.5 18-18.5 19-19.5
Chest (inches) 33-34 35-37 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52 54-56
Sleeves

(inches)

31.5-32 32.5-33 33.5-34 34.5-35 35.5-36 36-36.5 36.5-37
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 96-102 107-116 116-122 127-132 137-140
Sleeves

(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

                                                             Table 1 (US Size Chart)

Once you are confirm with your US sizes, you can convert it to European sizes with the help of following chart:

US sizes Euro sizes
XS 35-36
S 37-38
M 39-40
L 41-42
XL 43-44
XXL 45-46
XXXL 47-48

                                                            Table 2 (US to Euro Size Chart)

 

For Men’s Trouser/Pant

US Sizes XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
Waist (inches) 28-30 30-32 32-34 34-36 36-38 40-44 46-50
Waist (Cm) 71-76 76-81 81-86 86-91 91-96 101-111 117-127

  Table 3 (US Size Chart)

Conversion of US sizes to Europe sizes

US sizes Euro sizes
XS 44-46
S 46-48
M 48-50
L 50-52
XL 52-54
XXL 54-56
XXXL 47-48

                                                        Table 4 (US to Euro Size Chart)

 

Conversion Chart for Men’s Shoe

Inches Cms US size Euro Size
9” 22 6 36.5
9-1/8” 23 6.5 37
9-3/8” 23.5 7 37.5
9-1/2” 24 7.5 38
9-5/8” 24.5 8 38.5
9-7/8” 25 8.5 39
10” 25.5 9 39.5
10-1/8” 26 9.5 40
10-3/8” 26.5 10 41
10-1/2” 27 10.5 42
10-5/8” 27.5 11 42.5
10-7/8” 28 11.5 43
11” 28 12 45

                                               Table 5 (US to Euro Shoe Size Chart)

 

Measurement for a Woman:

Conversion Chart for Women’s Shirts and T-shirts:

While taking measurement, following are the measurements one needs to keep in mind:

  • Bust Size
  • Waist size
  • Hips size

For Tops, Cardigans & Jackets

US Sizes XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
Bust

(inches)

33 34 36 38 40 42 44
Waist (inches) 25 26 28 30 32 34 36
Hips

(inches)

35 36 38 40 42 44 46

                                               Table 6 (US Size Chart)

 Once you are confirm with your US sizes, you can convert it to European sizes with the help of following chart:

US sizes Euro sizes
XS 34
S 36
M 38
L 40
XL 42
XXL 44
XXXL 46

                                                Table 7 (US to Euro Size Chart)

 

For Women Trouser/Pant

US Sizes XS S M L XL XXL XXXL
Waist (inches) 24 26 28 30 32 34 36
Hips (inches) 35 36 38 40 42 44 46

  Table 8 (US Size Chart)

Conversion of US sizes to Europe sizes

US sizes Euro sizes
XS 34
S 36
M 38
L 40
XL 42
XXL 44
XXXL 46

                                                        Table 9 (US to Euro Size Chart)

 

Conversion Chart for Women’s Shoe

Inches Cms US size Euro Size
9.0625” 23 6.5 37
9.25” 23.5 7 37-38
9.375” 23.8 7.5 38
9.5” 24.1 8 38-39
9.6875” 24.6 8.5 39
9.875” 25.1 9 39-40
10” 25.4 9.5 40
10.1875” 25.9 10 40-41
10.3125” 26.2 10.5 41
10.5” 26.7 11 41-42
10.6875” 27.1 11.5 42
10.875” 27.6 12 44-43

                                               Table 10 (US to Euro Shoe Size Chart)