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Measuring Tips & Size Charts


Get the Best Fit from John Banks


Take advantage of 60 years of experience with John Banks, your comfort is our aim. We work hard with the suppliers of all our garments to get just that right fit for you, our customer.

Thorough product trials are used to ensure that our products fit correctly and wash and wear as they are supposed to; fine tuning the each and every specification along the way. We want only the best for our customers.

Are you Tall Fitting? Product testing for our taller customers is if anything even more critical; sleeve length, back length and leg lengths are particularly significant in this area. We have the same concern as you for these things. You can rest assured that we take care of everything.

All of our ranges are designed for real men (not boys); we use only the best cloths to make sure that you look and feel great all of the time.

Looking for the latest styles in wider/larger size footwear? We fit check all our shoes to the same exacting standards. In this area too, experience is everything and John Banks has it covered.


MEASURING TIPS:

  • Find your favourite shirt and measure the chest directly under the arms; next take the tape to the back length from under the collar to the hem. Remember to take 6" off the chest measurement to find your fit in the table below.* This is the best way to get the perfect fit for you.
  • We all have a favourite jean; take any measurements from your pair after you have worn them as the sizes may not be what they say they are on the label!
  • Suits/Blazers: Please phone us for advice on these garments; it’s good to talk!
  • When measuring your body try to get someone else to measure you, it’s easier and more accurate that way. (And a bit of fun!)



Conversion Tables

King Size



Casual
Tops
Size
Formal
Chest

(inches
/cm)
Formal
Collar

(inches)
European
2xl 46/48
117-122
18/18.5 6 or 58
3xl 50/52
127-132
19/19.5 7 or 62
4xl 54/56
137-142
20/20.5 8 or 66
5xl 58/60
147-152
21/21.5 9 or 70
6xl 62/64
158-163
22/22.5 10 or 74
7xl 66/68
168-173
23/23.5 11 or 78
8xl 70/72
178-183
24/24.5 12 or 82


Casual
Bottoms
Size
Formal
Waist
(inches
/cm)
European
2xl 44/46
112-117
6
3xl 48/50
122-127
7
4xl 52/54
132-137
8
5xl 56/58
142-147
9
6xl 60/62
152-158
10
7xl 64/66
163-168
11
8xl 68/70
173-178
12



Extra Tall

Casual
Tops
Size
Formal
Chest*

(inches
/cm)
Collar
(inches)
Nominal
Back
Length
(inches)
Sleeve
Length**
(inches)
European
MT
(Medium
Tall)
38/40
97-102
15/15.5 38 38 3
LT
(Large
Tall)
41/43
104-109
16/16.5 38 38 4
XLT 44
112
17/17.5 38 38 5
2XLT 46/48
117-122
18/18.5 38 38 6
3XLT 50/52
127-132
19/19.5 38 38 7
4XLT 54/56
137-142
20/20.5 38 38 8

Casual
Bottoms
Sizes
Formal
Waist
(inches
/cm)
European
MT
(Medium
Tall)
33/35 3
LT
(Large
Tall)
41/43 4
XLT 44 5
2XLT 46/48 6
3XLT 48/50 7
4XLT 52/54 8



Footwear

UK European American
7 42 8
8 43 9
9 44 10
10 45 11
11 46 12
12 47 13
13 48 14
14 49 15
15 50 16
16 51 17
17 52 18
18 53 19


* Please note that all chest sizes in the tables given here are a 'to fit' guide that measures your body size, i.e. a 3XL shirt will fit a 50/52 chest but the flat measurement of the garment will be 58” approx. All of our products are designed to fit comfortably with such clearance and allow for the all-important sit down test! This way nothing should pull or gape.

** Measured from centre back to bottom of cuff.


If you are ever unsure of what size to order please feel free to contact us with your measurements and/or the measurements of a garment that fits you and we will be happy to help. We believe the personal service we offer in areas such as this are what marks us out from crowd. (Don't take our word for that; hear it direct from our customers here.)