The sizes of t-shirts

The size of a T-shirt is determined by one parameter:

  • chest girth: the measurement is taken at the fullest part of the chest from the armpits area.

Types of fitting:

A T-shirt is a type of top that is supposed to be loose on the body, that means there is a space of 2-3 (cm) in-between the body and the garment.

Standard T-shirts initially have this feature.

Important: the accuracy of choosing the right size of a T-shirt is 1 size, that means the garment that is 1 size bigger or smaller from the required size would fit perfectly.

Different size charts labeling:

Main brands, when producing T-shirts, consider the body complexion and the height of a person. When showing the size they use the following labeling of the charts (for men):

  • N for standard body type, of taller than 162 (cm) height;
  • B for obese body type, of taller than 162 (cm) height;
  • S for slim body type, of taller than 179 (cm) height;
  • U for standard body type, of shorter than 162 (cm) height.
Women’s t-shirts* spravka
US Size spravka Size spravka Chest (inches) spravka Waist (inches) spravka
XXS 00 26-28 20-22
XS 0 28-30 23-24
S 0-2 30-32 25-26
M 4-6 32-34 27-28
L 8-10 36-38 30-32
XL 12-14 40-42 33-35
2XL 16-18 44-46 36-38
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Men’s t-shirts* spravka
US Size spravka Chest (inches) spravka Waist (inches) spravka
XXS 29-31 27-29
XS 30-32 28-30
S 34-36 30-32
M 38-40 32-33
L 42-44 33-34
XL 46-48 36-38
2XL 48-50 40-42
3XL 50-52 44-48
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Children t-shirts* spravka
US Size spravka Chest (inches) spravka Weight (pounds) spravka Generic age range spravka
6 19" up to 16 3-6 months
12 21" 16-20 7-12 months
18 22" 21-24 13-18 months
24 23" 25-27 19-24 months
2T 24" 25-27 2 years
3T 25" 28-32 3 years
4T 26" 33-36 4 years
XS 26" 36-42 4-5 years
S 28" 43-55 6-8 years
M 30" 56-73 9-12 years
L 32" 74-100 13-16 years
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