Men's Fit Guide

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Guide to Men's Fit and Sizing

We design and build our men's apparel to accommodate an active, outdoors lifestyle. In addition, we build plenty of “wearing ease” in all our men's garments to ensure you will enjoy them for many years. We do extensive field testing on many of our offerings and take into consideration how the clothing will be worn. For example, when we fit men's outerwear, we always size it with the appropriate layers beneath. That means you do not need to order a size up for a comfortable fit.


Shirts, Jackets, & Outerwear

Use the following tables and information for a guide on how Orvis apparel relates to size and fit.

Chest Neck Arm Length*
Small 36" 14 ½" 33"
Medium 38 - 40" 15 - 15 ½" 33 ½ - 34"
Large 42 - 44" 16 - 16 ½" 34 ½ - 35"
XL 46 - 48" 17 - 17 ½" 35 ½ - 36"
XXL 50 - 52" 18 - 18 ½" 36 ½ - 37"
*Measured from the center of your back

About the fit

  1. Modern Fit: Our closest fit is shaped to comfortably contour the body.
  2. Classic Fit: Our most universal fit has subtle shape while maintaining comfort and ease.
  3. Active Fit: Our most relaxed fit has a slightly loose and draped silhouette.


How to Measure

In all instances, hold tape firm and level, but not tight. Because size measurements can vary dramatically across the marketplace, it can be hard to know your best fit. Our Customer Service experts are here to help.


  1. Neck Circumference: Wrap tape around to the base of your front neck and allow room for wearing comfort or measure the collar length of a favorite shirt.
  2. Sleeve Length: From the center back of your neck with your arm slightly bent, follow the tape around to your wrist bone.
  3. Chest: Wrap a tape measure evenly around the fullest part under your arms.

Pants

Use the following table and information to understand how Orvis pants are sized.

Pant Waist
Small 30"
Medium 32 - 34"
Large 36 - 38"
XL 40 - 42"
XXL 44 - 46"

About the Fit

Classic Fit: Generously cut for superb ease of movement and unbinding comfort

Trim Fit: Cut to fit closer with a slightly lower waist and narrower legs.


How to Measure

In all instances, hold tape firm and level, but not tight. Because size measurements can vary dramatically across the marketplace, it can be hard to know your best fit. Our Customer Service experts are here to help.


  1. Waist: Wrap tape around your natural waistline.
  2. Inseam: Best taken from an existing pair of pants you like. Measure along the garment inseam from the crotch seam to the hem.

Hats

Your hat should fit securely, but not tightly—if you shake your head back and forth vigorously, the hat should stay put. The same goes for bending forward: if you bend down, your hat shouldn’t slip off. Make sure that your hat doesn’t bind or pinch. If it does, we recommend you exchange it for the next larger size.

Hat Size Head Size
Small 6 ¾ - 6 ⅞" 21 ⅛ - 21 ½"
Medium 7 - 7 ⅛" 21 ⅞ - 22 ¼"
Large 7 ¼ - 7 ⅜" 22 ⅝ - 23"
X-Large 7 ½ - 7 ⅝" 23 ½ - 23 ⅞"
XX-Large 7 ¾" 24 ¼"

How to Measure

Using a cloth measuring tape, measure around your head at the point at which your hat normally rides (approximately 1” above your ear). If your measurement is between two hat sizes, order the larger size.


Gloves

Use the following table as a guide for glove sizing.

Hand Size
Small 8"
Medium 8 ½"
Large 9 - 9 ½"
XL 10 - 10 ½"
XXL n/a

How to Measure

Measure all the way around the flat part of your hand, excluding the thumb, and around the widest part at the knuckles. Use the chart above to convert this measurement in inches to your corresponding glove size.


Footwear

Use the following table to understand how sizes relate to different metrics.

US 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 11.5 12 13 14 15
EURO 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 46 47 48
UK 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11 12 13 14
CM 25 25.5 26 26.5 27 27.5 28 28.5 29 29.5 30 31 32 33