Shirt Size Guide
SHIRT SIZING GUIDE
At HOPE + GLORY we provide three measurements for all our garments (see illustrations opposite), these are;
Actual Chest Width:
This is the the measurement across the front of the shirt from just underneath the armpit when laid flat.
Actual Chest Size:
This refers to the actual measurement around the garment just underneath the armpit itself when worn – not your chest size.
Chest to Fit Size:
This refers to the size of the shirt wearers chest.
HOW TO MEASURE
Measuring Your Ideal “Actual Chest Width”.
Find one of your existing t shirts or football shirts that know fits as you like and measure it from armpit to armpit. This is what we refer to as the ‘actual chest width’ of our garments.
How to Measure Your "Chest to Fit Size".
To measure your chest size, run a fabric tape measure under your arms and fit it around the fullest part of your chest. It’s important to have the tape measure parallel to the ground, not dipping, sagging or twisted which distorts the measurement.Take note of the measurement at the point where the tape crosses, ensuring you can breathe easily. This is your ‘chest size‘.
If you want your shirt to be a tight fit then you should select the actual garment chest size that would be 5cm (2″) bigger than your chest size.
If you want your shirt to be a loose fit then you should select the actual garment chest size that would be 10cm (4″) bigger than your chest size.
Our Pro-Fit shirts are designed to be a “slim fit” garment. They are much slimmer fitting in all areas.
Our ladies shirts are all shaped for a ‘ladies fit’ – this means they taper slightly around you mid section to give a comfortable fit around the chest. We advise you select the actual garment chest size that is 8cm (3″) bigger than your chest size.
All ladies differ – the fit will vary depending on your preference.
We advise juniors select the actual garment chest size that is around 8-10cm(3-4″) bigger than the child’s chest size for a comfortable fit.
Please ensure that you fully understand the HOPE + GLORY sizing guide as it is your responsibility to select the correct size for your fit.