Size Measuring

Men's clothing: finding your size

At vangils.eu you can easily and quickly shop for a completely new business or casual look. Don't know your size? Measuring is knowing. Take a tape measure and take a look at our menswear size charts, per category. For a perfectly cut suit, shirt or trousers, you can make an appointment with a Traveling Tailor.

Tips for finding your size:

  • Stand upright, in a relaxed position
  • Do not hold your breath
  • Do not pull the tape measure too tightly
  • Do not measure over your clothes, but directly on the skin
  • Have your measurements measured by someone else
  • Are you in between sizes? Then choose the larger size

Ready-made, quarter & length sizes

In the Van Gils men's wear size charts, we distinguish among regular, long and wide. The regular sizes are standard clothing sizes. Under the heading 'wide' you will find the quarter sizes that are intended for the somewhat small, sturdy man. Are you tall? Then choose the length sizes.

Fit: slim fit, tailored fit, regular fit and shaped fit

In addition to the size, the fit is also important. Which fit suits you best will depend on your build. At Van Gils we distinguish among four fits:

  • Regular fit: the name says it all, regular fit means that the item is not fitted. A comfortable fit for the more sturdy man.
  • Tailored fit: an elegant fit with a light waistline. A tailor-fitted dress shirt is perfect for an everyday business look.
  • Slim fit: slim men should go for a slim-fitted suit and/or shirt that is tailored to accentuate a slim build.
  • Shaped fit: this extra-tailored fit is ideal for (tall) slim men.

In the product details, you will see which type of fit each product has.

Suit measurements

It is essential that a suit the right size. This means: not too tight and certainly not too loose. Your suit must sit comfortably and still button up well. Use a tape measure to ensure that you choose the right size. Stand up in a relaxed position and measure your chest, waist and hip circumference. For a detailed size calculation, you must also measure your shoulder width, arm and back length. Use the table below to find your correct size.

Size chart

This table below shows the dimensions of the product in centimeters. 

Tailored Fit Regular 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
  Chest  98 102 106  110  114  118  122.6  127 
  Waist  88 92  96  100  104  108  112.6  117 
  Jacket length 71  72  73  74  75  76  77  78 
  Sleevelength  62 63  64  65  66  67  68  69 
                   
  Long     94 98 102 106 110  
 

Chest

     94 98 102  106  110   
  Waist     104   108  112  116  120.6  
  Jacket length      94  98  102  101  106  
  Sleevelength      76  77  78  79  80  
                   
  Short/Quarter       24 25 26 27 28
  Chest        110  114  118  122  126.6
  Waist        100  104  108  112  116.6
  Jacket length        70.5  71.5  72.5  73.5 74.5 
  Sleevelength        62  63  64  65  66

 

Slim Fit Regular 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
  Chest  100 104  108  112  116  120  124.6  129 
  Waist  87 91  95  99  103  107  111.6  116 
  Jacket length 69.5  70.5  71.5  72.5  73.5  74.5  75.5  76.5 
  Sleevelength  62  63  64  65  66  67  68  69
                   
  Long     94 98 102 106 110  
 

Chest

     94  98  102  106  110  
  Waist      106  110  114  118  122.6  
  Jacket length      93  97  101  105  109.6  
  Sleevelength      74.5  75.5  76.5  77.5  78.5  
                   
  Short/quarter       24 25 26 27 28
  Chest        112 116  120  124  128.6 
  Waist        99 103  107  111  115.6 
  Jacket length        69 70  71  72  73 
  Sleevelength        62 63  64  65  66 

Sizes of jackets

A jacket is a perfect basic item for an everyday look. You can wear a jacket both formally and casually. It is important that it feels comfortable. Do not buy your jacket too small, but not too large either. When you close the button, the jacket should fit nicely and not pull too much. Use a tape measure to measure your chest and waist circumference (at the level of your belly button) and preferably the shoulder width, back and arm length as well. In the table below you will find which size you need.

Size chart

This table below shows the dimensions of the product in centrimeters

Tailored Fit Regular 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
  Chest  98 102 106  110  114  118  122.6  127 
  Waist  88 92  96  100  104  108  112.6  117 
  Jacket length 71  72  73  74  75  76  77  78 
  Sleevelength  62 63  64  65  66  67  68  69 
                   
  Long     94 98 102 106 110  
 

Chest

     94 98 102  106  110   
  Waist     104   108  112  116  120.6  
  Jacket length      94  98  102  101  106  
  Sleevelength      76  77  78  79  80  
                   
  Short/quarter       24 25 26 27 28
  Chest        110  114  118  122  126.6
  Waist        100  104  108  112  116.6
  Jacket length        70.5  71.5  72.5  73.5 74.5 
  Sleevelength        62  63  64  65  66

 

Slim Fit Regular 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
  Chest  100 104  108  112  116  120  124.6  129 
  Waist  87 91  95  99  103  107  111.6  116 
  Jacket length 69.5  70.5  71.5  72.5  73.5  74.5  75.5  76.5 
  Sleevelength  62  63  64  65  66  67  68  69
                   
  Long     94 98 102 106 110  
 

Chest

     94  98  102  106  110  
  Waist      106  110  114  118  122.6  
  Jacket length      93  97  101  105  109.6  
  Sleevelength      74.5  75.5  76.5  77.5  78.5  
                   
  Short/quarter       24 25 26 27 28
  Chest        112 116  120  124  128.6 
  Waist        99 103  107  111  115.6 
  Jacket length        69 70  71  72  73 
  Sleevelength        62 63  64  65  66 

Shirt sizes

To determine your shirt size, first measure the size of your neck, where your collar normally is. Add 1 to 1.5 cm to the neck circumference, to be sure you won't have any doubts later on. Also measure your chest, waist and hip circumference. In the table below you can find which size you will need.

Size chart

This table below shows the dimensions of the product in centimeters.

    37-38 39-40 41-42 43-44 45-46
Slim Fit            
  Chest 105 111 117  124 132 
  Waist 93 99 106 114  122 
  Sleevelengt Normaal 66 66.5 67  67.5  68
  Sleevelengt Lang    71 71.5  72  72.5 
             
Tailored Fit            
  Chest 108 114 120  127 135 
  Waist 98 104 111 119  127 
  Sleevelengt Normaal 66 66.5 67  67.5 68 
  Sleevelengt Lang    71  71.5  72  72.5

Trouser sizes

Well-fitting trousers give you a comfortable and confident feeling. Van Gils has a wide choice of trousers: from casual chinos to tailor-fitted trousers. To determine the right size, you must measure the length from your ankle to your waist (at the height of your waistline). Look at the table below to find your size.

Size chart

This table below shows the product dimensions in centimeters. 

Regular 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58
Band 79 83 87 91 95 99 105 111
Inseam Length 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88
                 
Lang     94 98 102 106 110  

Band

    85 89 93 97 103  
Inseam length     88 89 90 91 92   
                 
Kwart/Kort       24 25 26 27 28
Band       91 95 99 105 109
Inseam Length       79 80 81 82 83



Sweaters & cardigans sizes

At vangils.eu you will find several fine men's sweaters and cardigans made of different types of wool such as merino wool and virgin wool. These are available in small sizes up to and including XXL. Measure your chest size to find out which size you need. Keep in mind that wool sweaters always shrink a little bit when washed.

Size chart

This table below shows the product dimensions in centimeters

  S M L XL XXL XXXL
Chest  96  102  108  114  120  126
Length   65  67  69  71  73  75
Sleevelength   65  66  67  68  69  70

Waistcoat sizes

A waistcoat can be a nice alternative to a jacket. You can also wear it in combination with a jacket. At vangils.eu you will find waistcoats in different models, colours and materials. Do you want to know what size you will need? Measure your waist and chest circumference and view the table below.

Size chart waistcoats

Polos

A polo is a wardrobe classic. Especially a dark blue polo demands a place on the shelf. At vangils.eu you will find polos and t-shirts in different colours, available in sports sizes ranging from small to XXL. View the table below to see which size you will need.

Size chart

This table below shows the product dimensions in centimeters.

   S  M  L  XL  XXL  XXXL
Chest 100 104 108 112 116 120
Length   67 69  71  73  75  77

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