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How to choose the right clothing size

Last updated: 2.04.2020

How to choose the right size

If you shop online, you certainly know that choosing the right size of your clothes is one of the trickiest parts of the whole process. After all, you can't simply try it on, adjust or touch it as you would do in a shop.

We have prepared some tips that will allow you to choose the size easily and painlessly.

Table of contents

  1. Check the clothes in your wardrobe
  2. Get to know your dimensions
  3. Height, weight and size – men’s clothing
  4. A handful of helpful tips for men
  5. A handful of helpful tips for kids and young people

 

1. Check the clothes in your wardrobe

This is by far the easiest way if you already own sportswear and you don't have to go far! Take a look inside your wardrobe for clothes in similar type to what you like to buy.

Remember that the sizes of the most popular brands are very similar to each other. If you wear a certain size from one manufacturer, it is very likely that the clothes from another manufacturer will fit you just as well.

2. Get to know your dimensions

This is the most accurate way to find out your size. Take a tailors measuring tape and measure:

  1. Chest circumference. Place the begining of the measuring tape in the widest place - just under the armpits.
  2. Waist circumference. Place the begining of the measuring tape in the widest place - slighlty above the belly button.

How to measure chest and waist circumference

You will find a specific size guide with the information about body dimensions and sizes for every product on offer on AmStadion.com

3. Height, weight and size – mens clothing

If you are shopping for your husband, boyfriend or a friend, you may not have the opportunity to use any of the methods listed above.

However, you should be able to tell their approximate height and weight. The chart bellow presents data from surveys collected from our male clients.

How to measure height and weight

4. A handful of helpful tips for men

  • The length of clothing - with the size increasing to larger - the change is only by 2-3 cm. In turn, its width increases significantly.
  • That is why chest and waist circumferences are the most important. In your case, follow the value of that which is the highest.
  • Height is only an approximate value - do not pay too much attention to it.
  • Choose the smaller size if you're on the border between two sizes. Sportswear is usually looser.

5. A handful of helpful tips for kids and youths

  • The most important factor is height. This is extremely important, because the larger the size, the longer the length of the clothes (contrary to adult sizes).
  • If you are slim, your chest and waist circumferences are marginal.
  • If you are heavier however, we recommend that you take measurements to determine your size.
  • If your measurements push towards the top end, choose a larger size. Remember that you will probably grow taller.