Random Fashion Questions: getting correct shirt size


belfast28
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19 posts since 4/7/10

19 Dec 2010 16:34
Thinking about ordering a few shirts online but not familar with the sizes they are giving.
All my shirts are a small, the shirts im looking at are in collar size 38,39,40 etc, not familar with this sizing, have tried searching online but most websites size guides are different, i know it really depends on the brand. Anyone who usually wears a small, wud be interested to know what size of shirt they wear using this sizing.
The shirts are by dolce and gabbana.
bill
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4930 posts since 5/8/09

19 Dec 2010 16:38
A 37/38 collar is usually a small
biglforlife
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2100 posts since 23/9/06

19 Dec 2010 16:42
'38,39,40 etc' is surely chest size?
nothingelseworked
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3564 posts since 21/2/10

19 Dec 2010 16:50
biglforlife wrote: '38,39,40 etc' is surely chest size?

Could just be one of those websites that uses really shitty measurements (i.e. Collar sizes in CM…)

Or our man here is a retard.
belfast28
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19 posts since 4/7/10

19 Dec 2010 16:51
when i first seen the shirt i thought that too, i seen the sizes started at 38, which in chest size would have been to big for me then i realised it was collar size. all my shirts are a standard small on label, so no experience in this sizing
figgadealme
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12 posts since 29/10/09

19 Dec 2010 21:04
biglforlife wrote: '38,39,40 etc' is surely chest size?

Those sizing is correct, its in euro/continental format which is in centimetres rather than inches.

38 = 15", 39 = 15.5", 40 = 15.75"…& so on.

Small normally equates to 37 or 38 as mentioned…i know this all too well as its the size i wear.
belfast28
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19 posts since 4/7/10

20 Dec 2010 18:11
Thanks for the info. went ahead and ordered a 38 and 39. god knows when i will get them though, bloody snow Sad