Vestis Sizing Chart / Guide

How does Vestis sizing run? Arrow

True to size. That is, if you usually wear a large, then order a large from Vestis. Same goes for dress shirt sizing and footwear sizes.

Should I order a larger size if I layer other garments underneath?Arrow

No. Garments that lend themselves to layering are sized to accommodate layers.

How much will Vestis merchandise shrink?Arrow

The same as you'd expect from clothing from other suppliers. It depends on the fabric. Cotton wovens shrink 3%-5%, poly/cotton wovens shrink 2%-3%, cotton knits shrink 6%-8%, poly/cotton knits shrink 4%-6%, synthetics shrink 1% or less.

What's the difference between a regular and tall size? How do I know if I need a tall size?Arrow

Talls are sized 1 to 2 inches (depending on the fabric) longer in the sleeve and 2 inches longer in the overall body length. You should order a Tall if you are 6' tall or taller or if you like to wear your clothes with a little extra room or length.

How To MeasureArrow


Neck: Take a shirt with a collar that fits you well. Lay collar flat and measure from center of collar button to far end of buttonhole. Number of inches = size. Or, measure around middle of neck. Tape should be snug, not tight.

Sleeve: Bend elbow, measure from center of neck in back to elbow and down wrist.
Number of inches = size.


Order 1 size up from regular pants waist size.


Measure around fullest part of chest, keeping tape up under arms and around shoulder blades. Or, lay garment flat; measure from 2" below underarm to other underarm. Double.


Measure around waist, over shirt (not over slacks) at the height you normally wear your slacks. Keep one finger between tape and body. Number of inches = size. Or, lay garment flat, measure across waistband. Double.


Measure around hand at fullest part (exclude thumb). If right-handed use right hand and vice versa. Number of inches = size. Small = 6", Medium = 7", Large = 8" and X-Large = 9"


Stand with heels together and measure around fullest part.


Measure around head with tape above brow ridges. Convert inches to hat size using the chart below.


Take a pair of pants that fit you well. Measure from the top of the inside of your leg to the bottom of the pants. Number of inches (to nearest full inch) = inseam length.


Measure from the top of neck front, down to the top of the inside of your leg, and up to the base of the collar in the back.

Tall sizes are determined by the sleeve length and back length.

Apparel Care InstructionsArrow

What You Should Do:

  • Read care labels in garments before washing.
  • Wash your new uniform separately for the first few times.
  • Treat difficult stains with liquid detergent or stain remover before washing.
  • Remove your uniform immediately from the dryer to avoid wrinkles.
  • Use a warm iron, if necessary. If you hang dry, use plastic or wood hangers.
  • Close zippers, empty pockets, remove name badges.

What You Shouldn't Do:

  • NEVER use bleach, especially chlorine-based bleach; it can damage or yellow fabrics.
  • NEVER mix whites or towels and colored uniforms in the same wash load.
  • NEVER use a high heat setting for drying.
  • NEVER leave a uniform in the dryer after cycle is over.
  • NEVER use wire hangers.

Treat a Spot Before it Becomes a Stain:

Spills and spots are an everyday problem on the job, but there are some things you can do to prevent spots from turning into permanent stains:

  • NEVER iron a spot. This can turn a spot into a permanent stain.
  • Treat a spot quickly. The longer a spot stays on the fabric, the harder it is to get out.
  • Pre-treat a spot before washing the uniform. NEVER dry your uniform until the spot is removed. Warm air in the dryer can "set" the stain and make it difficult or impossible to get out later.
  • For greasy spots, such as salad dressing, fat, oil or cream, pre-treat with a liquid detergent or spot remover.
  • For protein based spots such as milk, cheese, catsup or mustard, add pre-soak to the wash water before adding the uniform.
      Pre-spot heavy stains. Machine wash warm. Wash darks separately. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Drip or tumble-dry low. Remove promptly from dryer. Use warm iron if necessary.
      Machine wash cold. Do not tumble dry. Use only non-chlorine bleach when necessary. Re-shape and dry flat. Do not iron.
      Machine wash warm. Do not bleach. Tumble dry warm. Do not iron.
      Machine wash inside out with like colors. Machine wash warm. Do not bleach. Do not iron. Do not dry clean. Warning: Not flame retardant. Avoid contact with open flame.
      Dry clean only.
      Hand wash, cold. Air dry.

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Unisex Sizing Chart for Shirts and Tops
Alpha Sizing XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL 6XL
Male (Chest) 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68
Female (Size) 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Unisex sizes are based on male sizes with a fit appropriate for both male and female. Match your size with the equivalent unisex size shown on the chart above
Men's Body Measurements for Shirts, Pants & Shorts
Alpha Sizing XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL 6XL
Neck Size 13 13½ 14 14½ 15 15½ 16 16½ 17 17½ 18 18½ 19 19½ 20 20½ 21 21½ 22 22½
Chest 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68
Waist 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62
Hips 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68
Ladies Body Measurements for Shirts, Pants & Shorts
Alpha Sizing XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Numeric Sizing 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28
Chest / Bust 33¼ 34¼ 35¼ 36¼ 37¼ 38¾ 40¼ 41¾ 43¾ 45¾ 47¾ 49¾ 51¾ 53¾
Waist (Natural) 25¼ 26¼ 27¼ 28¼ 29¼ 30¾ 32¼ 33¾ 35¾ 37¾ 39¾ 41¾ 43¾ 45¾
Hips 36¼ 37¼ 38¼ 39¼ 40¼ 41¾ 43¼ 44¾ 46¾ 48¾ 50¾ 52¾ 54¾ 56¾
  • Order by chest measurement.
  • For height 5'7"-6'0" order Regular
  • For height 6'1"-6'4" order Tall
  • For inseam greater than 34" order Tall
  • S (waist 30"-32")
  • M (waist 34"-36")
  • L (waist 38"-40")
  • XL (waist 42"-44")
  • 2XL (waist 46"-48")
  • 3XL (waist 50"-52")
Pants - Men's and Women's
  • Order by waist and inseam measurement when you place your order (even sizes only, except when otherwise indicated)
  • Order one size larger than regular waist size.
  • Allow extra room if extra heavy socks are worn.
  • If offered in whole sizes only and a half-size is needed, order the next largest size.
  • Women purchasing men's footwear order 11/2 sizes smaller.
  • Widths vary by manufacturer.
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