The sizes of shorts

The shorts sizes are calculated using two parameters:

  • waist circumference;
  • hip girth.

The calculation of the women shorts size is different from the men shorts:

  • in order to find the size of men shorts the producers take into the consideration the waist circumference, considering the allowance for a protruding belly;
  • the basis for the size of women shorts is the hip girth parameter minus 2-4 (cm).

Important: the common size charts are not accurate enough in determining the sizes, as different brands use their own calculating methods. Often the size equals the waist semi-circumference or hip semi-girth.

Sizing systems of European, Japanese and American producers:

In the USA there is a big gap in between women and men’s size ranges:

  • for women shorts in the USA only even numbers from 0 to 16 are used;
  • for men shorts the difference of the size range comparing to european is 10 units, for example, 48 (European) – 38 (American).

The size range of the Japanese system is determined by odd sequence of numbers from 3 to 19.

Size chart of men’s shorts* spravka
US Size spravka Waist (inches) spravka Hip (inches) spravka
S 29–32 35–37.5
M 32–35 37.5–41
L 35–38 41–44
XL 38–43 44–47
XXL 43–47.5 47–50.5
XXXL 47.5–52.5 50.5–53.5
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Size chart of women’s shorts* spravka
US Size spravka Waist (inches) spravka Hip (inches) spravka
XS (0–2) 23.5–26 33–35.5
S (4–6) 26–29 35.5–38.5
M (8–10) 29–31.5 38.5–41
L (12–14) 31.5–34.5 41–44
XL (16–18) 34.5–38.5 44–47
XXL (20–22) 38.5–42.5 47–50
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Size chart of children’s shorts* spravka
US Size spravka Chest (inches) spravka Waist (inches) spravka Hip (inches) spravka
Boys
XS 25.5–26 23.5–24 27–28
S 26–27 24–25.5 28–29.5
M 27–29.5 25.5–27 29.5–31.5
L 29.5–32 27–28.5 31.5–33.5
XL 32–35 28.5–29.5 33.5–35
Girls
XS 25.5–27 23.5–24 27–29
S 27–29 24–25 29–31
M 29–31 25–27 31–33
L 31–33.5 27–28 33–35
XL 33.5–36.5 28–29.5 35–37
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