CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE OF GARMENT
As these garments are usually worn with a shirt or jumper underneath, we measure each garment and take 2 inches (5cm) off to define a chest size that will comfortably fit.
p-p means pit to pit - i.e. the garment is laid flat and we measure across the armpits and double that distance for full circumference.
GREATCOAT / TRENCHCOAT / WATERPROOF
CHEST CIRCUMFERENCE OF GARMENT
These garments are intended to be worn over multiple under-layers and so we make a 4" allowance on top of the wearer's chest size.
Why is our system different?
Because military garment sizing and labelling varies wildly from country to country, we have gone back to basics and after measuring each garment, we provide the chest size and height of a person that the garment will suitable for.
So, simply measure yourself and look for that size in the options available in any of our products.
What are all the strange numbers and letters shown in the sizing options of each garment?
Military units around the world have a wide range of specific sizing systems which will appear on the garment labels. So, this gives us a great way of managing stock of similar garments, but it can be confusing to the average purchaser.
Here's a few military systems
These genuine British Guards ceremonial jackets are in very limited supply and so we have sized each individual jacket to make your choice easier. Made of 95% wool and 5% nylon they are of course made to measure the original Guardsman it was issued to and as with most British military personnel, they have pinched waists and so do not have the capacity to accommodate a "beer belly" when buttoned up.
These jackets will have definitely been worn around Buckingham Palace on ceremonial events and duties.
Colourful and trendy is the way to look at the coats when worn, and of course for fancy dress or dramatic use you won't go wrong. The jackets will sport insignia relevant to the regiment they represent and the Irish Guards ones will be as shown in the photographs. Rank stripes will of course vary or be missing altogether - dependent upon each jacket's original wearer.
Chest sizes are those stated on the label inside each garment.
The drop dimension we state in the sizes available is the distance from the collar seam to the hem when the jacket is laid flat on a table.
Arm length is the measured distance from the arm pit to the cuff.
Please note that because these jackets will definitely show signs of use, you should not expect a pristine garment. Some marks appear where belts and other metallic fixtures were connected and these may be removable with a little careful attention. Likewise, the inside of the collar will show grubby stains which can be cleaned by hand. Please see the image of the label for washing guidance.
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