Important: different brands have different standards of tightness, looseness and bulkiness of the sweaters. Common size charts may have up to 15 % inaccuracy.
The rules for taking measurements:
For determining the sweater size there are 2 main parameters that matter:
- chest girth: measured by tailor’s tape at the distance of 2.5 (cm) down from the armpits;
- sleeve length: the length from the end of the shoulder until the wrist. 2.5 (cm) allowance should be added to the result.
Important: chest and neck girths are measured by a linen tape measure, that is tight to the body but not deforming the muscles.
Standard and nonstandard sizes:
It should be considered that the common size charts are made for standard body types. When determining the size for a nonstandard body type, using the common size charts, the parameters of the sleeve length, chest girth and neck girth will be determined incorrectly.
Typical body types:
- women: from 165 (cm) up to 172 (cm) height;
- men: up to 189 (cm) height, the chest is way bigger than the waist.
Important: the size charts for nonstandard body types have corresponding labeling.