You are thinking of buying your t-shirts on the internet to save time ? However, something is holding you back ? You may be saying to yourself : “ I can't try it, will the size of the t-shirt fit me ? I may end up having to return it if it doesn't fit me ” XS, S, M, L, XL, what to choose ? How to choose the size of a garment ? Don't worry, you can buy online without making a mistake by following a few recommendations. We have prepared a guide for special sizes for you to choose the correct size of your t-shirts. The different size codes for a t-shirt in Europe and internationally What are the garments sizes ? The sizes in Europe First of all, what is the meaning of the sizes in Europe : S, M, L and XL ? XS X Small (extra small) S Small (small) M Medium (medium) L Large (large) XL Extra Large (extra large) XXL encore plus large ;) Good to know : if you buy a size S t-shirt designed specifically for the Chinese market, it is very likely that the t-shirt is narrower than a t-shirt made in France and made for the French.Conversely for t-shirts from the US, they will certainly be wider than European t-shirts. Take this into account when shopping. International conversions for a t-shirt T-shirt size XS S M L XL XXL EUROPE 44 46 48 50 52 54-56 UK 34 36 38 40 42 44-46 US/CANADA 34 36 38 40 42 44-46 At the store Previously, before becoming interested in shopping on the internet, how to choose your t-shirt in store ? When you're in the store about to buy a t-shirt, it's easy to see the size that fits you at a glance. However, here are some criteria to consider : A t-shirt not too long, that is to say that does not go down to the thighs but stops at the waist. A t-shirt that takes the shape of your chest slightly without making you feel cramped or needing to inflate your chest. You should be able to move freely. The shoulder seams are also an indicator. If they reach the top of your shoulders, it's because it fits you perfectly. Conversely, it will be too large. So this is a t-shirt that fits well on your shoulders, that is, sleeves not too long, (which do not go down to the elbows) and not too tight. If we go further, we can also look at the collar. Indeed a round neck t-shirt (but not too choker) is a sure bet. It is a classical all rounder for all types of build. The V-neck (without being too deep) allows you to refine the silhouette. However, you are free to define your own style if you prefer a longer t-shirt or dropped sleeves. Take your measurements If 80% of your wardrobe are size M , you will probably go for this choice. However, have you ever thought about taking your measurements to choose THE size of the t-shirt that really suit you ? Taking your measurements before buying online is essential. You are not likely to make any mistake. How to take your measurements ? Nothing's more easier ! Take a measuring tape and, for convenience, ask someone to take the measurements for you. Stand straight and stay still. Ask the person to pass the tape around your chest. The measuring tape must remain straight. Record the measurement and see to the table below. Size of the t-shirt Chest size S 80-89 cm M 90-97 cm L 98-104 cm XL 105-110 cm XXL 111-118 cm Table for the t-shirts of basicsartisan.com If you don't have a measuring tape, there is another way : The height and weight You can also refer to your height. In general, a man of 1m75 will choose a size S while a man of 1m80 will choose a size M. You can also take your weight into account for more accuracy. Here are some examples : If your height is around 1m80 and your weight is around 65/70kg, you can opt for a size M. If you are 1m80, but you are more stout (more than 80kg), you can choose a size L. Measure one of your t-shirt Choose a t-shirt from your wardrobe that suits you. Lay it flat and then measure it up and down. This t-shirt will serve as a reference : Then refer to this table : Size of the t-shirt (cm) S M L XL XXL Chest 48 50 52 54 56 Length 65 67 69 71 74 Sleeve length 18.5 19 19.5 20 20.5 Waist 48 50 52 54 56 Table for t-shirts of basicsartisan.com Take care of your t-shirt after purchasing It's important to highlight : after purchasing your t-shirt, even if you have selected the right size, take great care of it. In fact if you wash it at too high a temperature, if you add fabric softener, it can get distorted and it will no longer correspond to its original size. A small maintenance guide for your t-shirts here If you choose one of our organic cotton t-shirts, nothing could be simpler to take care of : flip the t-shirt over before washing it, wash it at a temperature of 30°, do not use a dryer and iron it inside out. And if you have some stains i will advise you to read this article here When you buy a t-shirt, it often shrinks after the first wash, that's why at Basics Artisan we do this first wash at the factory, so there are no surprises later. You now know the tricks to buy your t-shirt online without any doubt. If, however, you are still hesitating before purchasing, do not hesitate to write to us and we will get back to you shortly. For our part, we offer quality organic t-shirt plain white or blue ranging from size S to size XXL.