The Essential Size Guide:

Get the Best Fit: Men's Edition


Get the right fit by measuring yourself and following our detailed clothing size charts! Our size and fit specialists ensure that every garment corresponds to our size chart.

You can be sure your favourite clothes will fit magnificently, whether they are shoes, t-shirts, blazers or jeans. Don’t buy the wrong size; measuring yourself is easy, and will save you the hassle of having to exchange an ill-fitting item.

Measure your body:

Finding the right size is easy when you know your exact measurements. Measuring yourself will give you a more accurate view of your size, and will help you ensure that your stylish new clothes fit perfectly. The last thing you want are clothes that are too baggy or too tight. By following measurements, you are guaranteed to look great!

women's size diagram

COLLAR: No-one likes being strangled by a shirt collar! Measure around the neck at the base where the shirt fits, leaving enough room to fit a finger, but not too loose that there is a visible gap.

CENTRE BACK LENGTH: This measurement is taken from the centre of the neck at the collar seam to the hem. A shirt should be long enough to tuck into your pants.

CHEST: Measure around the fullest part of your chest and across the shoulder blades. This is an important measurement to take for shirts and jackets.

WAIST: Measure around the natural waistline keeping the tape comfortably loose. This measurement might help you find the right sized trousers and jeans.

SLEEVE: Measuring the legs will save you from having to have your pants taken up. Measure from the top of the inside leg at the crotch to the hem for the inseam measurement. For the outer-seam measurement, measure from your natural waistline to the hem.

INSIDE & OUTSIDE LEG: To determine the rise on a pair of jeans, measure the distance from the crotch following the front seam to the button at the waist. Low-rise is around 23cm, mid-rise is around 25cm and high-rise is around 27cm.

Size Charts

Once you have your measurements, it’s easy to determine your size. Men’s sizes correspond to their measurements in either inches or centimetres. For Alpha sizes, compare your measurements to the clothing size charts below. Get the right size every time with our simple size charts.

Southcape:

We’ve included both the numeric sizes, and Alpha sizes, so you can get the right fit, every time. Don’t risk looking stuffed into a pair of trousers that are too small. Get the perfect size for you by following our simple size chart.

When selecting your size, fit to the widest part of your body and choose the size closest to the widest measurement.


TOPS, SHIRTS & JACKETS

SIZE NECK CHEST WAIST HIP
S 14 36-37½ 33-34 ½ 38-39½
M 14½ 39-39½ 35-36 ½ 40-41½
L 15 40-41½ 37-38 42- 44
XL 15½ 42-44 39½-41½ 44½-46½
2XL 16 44½-46½ 42 -44 47-48½
3XL 16¼ 47-49 44-46 49-51
4XL 16½ 49½-51 46½-48½ 51½-53½
5XL 17¼ 51½-53½ 49-51 54-56
SIZE NECK CHEST WAIST HIP
S 36 91-95 84-88 97-101
M 37 96-100 89-93 102-106
L 38 101-106 94-99 107-112
XL 39 107-112 100-105 113-118
2XL 40 113-118 106-111 119-124
3XL 41 119-124 112-117 125-130
4XL 42 125-130 118-123 131-136
5XL 43 131-136 124-129 137-142

TROUSERS, JEANS & SHORTS

A good pair of jeans, or a classic pair of pants, are the ultimate wardrobe staple. Getting the right size, the first time, will save you from having to exchange them later or having to get them tailored.

It also makes it easier to determine whether you need longer pants or shorter pants. Measuring the inner length of your leg will help you choose between long or short styles.


TROUSERS/JEANS
SIZE (INCHES) WAIST (CM)
26 66
28 71
30 36
32 81
34 86
36 91.5
38 96.5
40 101.5
42 107
44 112
46 117
INSIDE LEG LENGTH
FIT INSIDE LEG (INCHES) INSIDE LEG (CM)
SHORT 29 73.5
REGULAR 31 78.5
LONG 33 84
EXTRA LONG 35 89
EXTRA EXTRA LONG 37 94
SHORTS
SIZE WAIST TO FIT (INCHES) WAIST TO FIT (CM)
XS 27-29 68.5-73.5
S 30-32 76-81.5
M 33-35 84-89
L 27-29 91.5-96.5
XL 39-41 99-104
2XL 42-44 106.5-112
3XL 45-47 114.5-119.5
4XL 48-50 122-127


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If you're ordering from UK fashion brand Next, you'll want to avoid the hassle of having to return items. Our handy size guides for Next will ensure you get the right size, on the first try.


TOPS & CASUAL SHIRTS

SIZE CHEST COLLAR CENTRE BACK LONG SLEEVE
XS 33-35 14 28.75 33.25
S 36-38 15 29.5 34.25
M 39-41 16 30.25 35.25
L 42-44 17 31 36.25
XL 45-47 18 32 37
2XL 48-50 19 32.75 38.25
3XL 51-53 20 33.5 39.25
4XL 54-56 21 34.25 40.25
SIZE CHEST COLLAR CENTRE BACK SHORT SLEEVE LONG SLEEVE
XS 84-89 36 73 24 84.5
S 91.5-96.5 38 75 24.5 87
M 99-104 41 77 25 89.5
L 106.5-112 43 79 25 92
XL 114.5-119.5 46 81 25.5 94.5
2XL 122-127 48 83 26 97
3XL 129.5-134.5 51 85 27 99.5
4XL 137-142 53 87 27.5 102

FORMAL SHIRTS


COLLAR (TO FIT) SLEEVE LENGTH (CM)
INCHES CM REGULAR LONG
13 33 62.5 66.5
13.5 34.5 63 67
14 35.5 64 68
14.5 37 64.5 68.5
15 38 65.5 69.5
15.5 39.5 66 70
16 40.5 66.5 70.5
16.5 42 67.5 71.5
17 43 68 72
17.5 44.5 69 73
18 45.5 69.5 73.5
18.5 47 70.5 74.5
19 48.5 71 75
20 51 71.5 75.5
21 53.5 72.5 76.5


TROUSERS & JEANS


WAIST (TO FIT) INSIDE LEG LENGTH (TO FIT)
INCHES CM SHORT REGULAR LONG EXTRA
LONG
EXTRA
EXTRA
LONG
26 66 29''
73.5cm
31''
78.5cm
33''
84cm
35''
89cm
37''
94cm
28 71
30 76
32 81.5
34 86.5
36 91.5
38 96.5
40 101.5
42 106.5
44 112
46 117


SHORTS


SIZE (INCHES) WAIST (CM)
28 71
30 76
32 81.5
34 86.5
36 91.5
38 96.5
40 101.5
42 106.5


SHOES


NZ/AUS/US EU SLIPPER
5 38  
6 39  
6.5 40 S
7 41 S
8 42 M
9 43 M
10 44 L
11 45 L
11.5 46 XL
12 47 XL
13 48  


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