At House of Uniforms, we offer a massive selection of products from various brands & manufacturers. As sizing often varies between clothing brands, we want to help make sure you get the perfect fit.
To help you out, we've included product-specific sizing details on each product page.
You'll find this info in the last image tile or anywhere you see this symbol :
Keep in mind, the level of detail in our sizing information will vary based on what the manufacturer has provided to us. We share everything we have access to, sometimes it's super comprehensive, & other times, not so much.
If you're unsure about sizing, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to assist you to the best of our abilities. However, please note that we can't determine or advise you on your correct size based on your age, height, weight, body description or some combo of that type of information – it's a bit more specific than that! We can only assist by helping you to navigate the instructions below.
So, let's talk about the two different sizing methods that you’ll find on our website.
The Garment Measuring Method | In this method you use the actual measurements of a similar garment that you already own to work out your size. This method is useful because it takes into account how you like your clothes to fit based on garments you currently wear & like the fit of.
The Body Measuring Method | In this method, you jot down your own body measurements at the points indicated & use these to determine your size. You've probably seen this on other clothing websites as it’s the more commonly used method in the retail world. However keep in mind that it might not always be spot on because it doesn't consider personal preferences for fit & is therefore based on “likely to fit averages”.
Oh, one important thing | these measuring methods aren't interchangeable. So, always follow the method specified on the individual product page. If you mix them up, you likely will end up with a garment that doesn't quite fit the way you wanted it to.
Just remember to check the measuring method & sizing grid indicated on each individual product page. It might be different from other products you've seen on our website or from other brands you've bought in the past from us or from elsewhere.
One final note | Don't be taken aback if you end up with a different size than your usual pick – it's all about nailing that perfect fit! The garments we offer come in a wide range of sizes. From very small to very large. Due to this, most of our brands follow a consistent grading rule between sizes to make sure we cater to everyone, from the petite to the plus-sized crowd. This sets us apart from many retail stores, which often grade based on their "ideal customer." This means they might start & end their sizing rules based on their target demographic. This also generally means that they only offer their clothing in a limited range of size options.
For instance, a brand aiming for smaller customers might grade (shrink) their sizes down, for example they might make their "size 12" fit more like a size 8. So, someone who's typically a size 12 could try on a size 12 from that brand & find they need a size 16, which the brand might not even offer. This can be super disappointing.
Conversely, brands targeting larger customers might grade up their sizes. So, someone who is a size 24 could discover that in certain stores, they fit comfortably into an 18 or 20.
Here's the key takeaway | The country where the garment is made doesn't affect the sizing. For a garment to be mass produced, brands must provide complete patterns & specification sheets, including their grading rules, for each & every size that they wish to make to the factories that sew their clothing. It's the brands pattern makers working closely with the brands designer & sample machinists who determine the size & fit of the garments – not the factory handling the bulk sewing.