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Sizing Guides

When choosing what to buy online one of the daunting prospects is ordering the wrong size. Here at Allingtons Outpost we have provided universal sizing guides for many of our products as well as specific guides for those manufacturers who require it.

Universal guides

Manufacturer Specific

Measuring guidelines

  • Do not take measurements yourself
  • Wear light clothing as thicker garments like jumpers and jeans will add to measurements
  • Remove items from pockets such as wallets in the back hip pocket
  • Measure with the tape flat against the body
  • Do not hold the tape too loose or too tight
  • Do not put fingers under the tape

Shirts, T-Shirts & Tops

  • 1. Chest / Bust
    Measure around the body across the fullest part of the chest keeping the tape level and straight.

  • 2. Neck / Collar
    Men only, measure the circumference at the base of the neck, where a shirt collar would sit ot using a well fitting shirt, lay flat on table, measure from centre of button hole.

Pants, Jeans & Shorts

  • 3. Waist
    Women,  measure around the natural waistline, keeping the tape level and straight.
    Men, measure the waist where you wear pants.
  • 4. Hip / Seat
    Women only, measure at the widest point (approx 20-23cm) below the waist. At this position the tape should slide easily up, down and over the bottom.

  • 5. In-Leg Length
    Measure from crotch to floor without shoes.

Footwear

Note: There are variations in manufacturer sizing units, please see our detailed footwear sizing page to ensure you get the correct fitting shoe

Sitting comfortably on a chair, place your bare foot on a blank piece of paper so that your foot fits entirely on the paper. With a sharp pencil or fine ball point pen draw around your foot. Make sure you keep the pen/pencil vertical and perpendicular to the paper.

Use a ruler or tape measure to measure in a straight line from the end of the heel to the longest point on the toes. Use the size guide above to determine your size.

We strongly suggest you measure BOTH feet at it is very common to have one foot larger than the other. In this case you MUST fit your larger foot. The extra room in the shoe of your smaller foot can be managed by placing a thin innersole under the manufacturer’s innersole.

If you usually wear thick socks with your boots/shoes, you may like to measure your feet in the socks you will be wearing. Thick socks can add ½-1 full size to your usual size. 

Hats

Heads are measured by their circumference in centimetres across the bare forehead, just above the ears. The conversion chart below will help ensure you get the correct hat size.