Men’s International Size Conversion Chart

Mens International Size Conversion Chart

 

Finding the right dress shirt or pair of pants can be tricky, especially when shopping online. But the trickiness compounds when you decide to shop online in another country.

You are probably well aware that every country has its own sizing standard and that even sizes between brands can differ. However, asking the retailer to provide exact measurements isn’t just painstakingly long—things can still go awry when your clothes finally arrive at your doorstep!

Men’s International Size Conversion Charts

When shopping online for men’s clothes, particularly when trying to score discount deals by shopping in other countries, you will need to use a men’s international size conversion chart. Below, I’ll provide international size conversion charts for men.

General Conversion Chart

The following size chart applies to pieces of clothing like pants, dress suits, and sweaters.

Region Letter Size
XXL XL L M S XS
United States 50-52 46-48 42-44 38-40 34-36 30-32
United Kingdom 50-52 46-48 42-44 38-40 34-36 30-32
European Standard 60-62 56-58 52-54 48-50 44-46 40-42
France 60-62 56-58 52-54 48-50 34-46 30-32
Italy 60-62 56-58 52-54 48-50 34-46 30-32
Germany 60-62 56-58 52-54 48-50 44-46 40-42

Dress Shirts

Region Letter Size
XXL XL L M S XS
United States 18 17-17.5 16-16.5 15.5 14.5-15 14
United Kingdom 18 17-17.5 16.5-17 15.5 14.5-15 14
European Standard 45 43-44 41-42 39 37-38 36
Japan 132 122-127 112-117 102 91-97 87

Pants

Region Letter Size
XXL XL L M S XS XXS
United States 42 40 38 36 34 32 30
United Kingdom 58 56 54 52 50 48 46

Jackets

Region Letter Size
XXXL XXL XL L M S XS XSS
United States 50 48 46 42-44 38-40 34-36 32 30
United Kingdom 50 48 46 42-44 38-40 34-36 32 30
European Standard 60 58 56 52-54 46-48 44-46 42 40
Russia 60 58 56 52-54 48-50 44-46 42 40
Japan 52 50 48 44-46 40-42 36-38 34 32
South Korea 130 125 120 110-115 100-105 90-95 85 80

Shoes

United States United Kingdom European Standard Inches Centimeters
3 2.5 34.5 8-1/2 21.6
3.5 3 35 8-2/3 22
4 3.5 35.5 8-5/6 22.4
4.5 4 36.5 9 22.9
5 4.5 37 9-1/6 23.3
5.5 5 37.5 9-1/3 23.7
6 5.5 38 9-1/2 24.1
6.5 6 39 9-2/3 24.6
7.5 7 40 10 25.4
8 7.5 40.5 10-1/3 25.8
8.5 8 41.5 10-1/3 26.2
9 8.5 41.5 10-1/2 26.7
10 9.5 43.5 10-5/6 27.5
10.5 10 44 11 27.9
11 10.5 44.5 11-1/6 28.4
11.5 11 45.5 11-1/3 28.8
12 11.5 46 11-1/2 29.2
12.5 12 46.5 11-2/3 29.6
13 12.5 47 11-5/6 31.1
13.5 13 47.5 12 30.5
14 13.5 48.5 12-1/6 30.9
14.5 14 49 12-1/3 31.3
15 14.5 49.5 12-1/2 31.8
15.5 15 50 12-2/3 32.2

Calculating European Sizes

Again, different clothing manufacturers follow different sizing standards. However, based on the Dress Shirt Chart above, we can figure out a simple formula to find the correct shirt size for anyone.

The formula is as follows:

Size = Chest Circumference ÷ 2 centimeters

For instance, if the circumference of your chest measures 95 centimeters (37.4 inches), then we can find the correct shirt size by inputting this number into the formula.

Size = 95 centimeters ÷ 2 centimeters

  • Size = 47.5
  • Size = 48 (rounded up)
BaronCooke

Baron Cooke has been writing and editing for 7 years. He grew up with an aptitude for geometry, statistics, and dimensions. He has a BA in construction management and also has studied civil infrastructure, engineering, and measurements. He is the head writer of measuringknowhow.com

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