Men's Suit & Sport Coat Fit Guide

Play video about men's suits in classic fit, trim fit and extra-trim fit.

There are two essential components when it comes to buying a suit: fit and size. Fit is the overall shape of that particular suit. Size is the number inside your jacket. 

Find your fit.

Cut with a little extra room through the chest and body for comfort.

Fitted through the chest, armholes and sides.

Slim throughout, with higher armholes and narrow sleeves.

Find your size.
 
 
Suit and sport coat sizes have one number and one descriptive word (for example, 38 short, 40 regular, 42 long). The number refers to your chest measurement, and the descriptive word refers to the length of the jacket.
 
Check your own measurements and look for additional size information on the product page to determine which size you should purchase.
 
Need help? Find the store nearest you and come in for an expert fitting. (Try our made-to-measure program for a custom fit.) To get a full breakdown on suits, check out our infographic.

Over Arm

With arms at your sides, have someone measure around the broadest part of your shoulders and upper arms.

Chest

With arms at your sides, measure around your upper body, under your armpits and over the fullest part of your chest and shoulder blades.

Waist 

Bend to one side to find the natural crease of your waist. Measure at this point, keeping the tape comfortably loose around your waist.

Suit Length Your Height
Short (S) 5'4" to 5'7 1/2"
Regular (R) 5'8" to 6'2"
Long (L) 6'2 1/2" to 6'5"
X-Long (XL) 6'5 1/2" and up
• Tall suits are classified as Long and
X-Long (6'2 1/2" and up).
• Big suits are classified as 48 U.S. chest size and up.
Men's Suit & Sport Coat Size Conversions

U.S. Chest Sizing

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

54

56

EU Chest Sizing

48

50

52

54

56

58

60

62

64

66

Helpful Hints

• If your over-arm measurement is more than 7" larger than your chest measurement, choose a suit one size larger than your chest.

• Suits have what is called a "drop," which is the difference between the size of the jacket and the size of the pants. Classic-fit suits typically have a 6" drop, meaning that a size 38R jacket is paired with size 32 pants. Trim-fit and extra-trim-fit suits typically have a 6" to 7" drop.

• Suit makers usually leave enough extra fabric at the seams to allow pants to be let out by 1" to 2". Pants can always be taken in.