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28-10-2005
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British sizing vs Canadian
i searched for this topic but couldn't find it, so i hope it's not a repeat....i'm ordering some clothes for the first time from britain and i have no idea about sizing converisons...i am a canadian size 4 on top, size 6-8 on bottom (30" hips), so i just need some idea as to what that translates to in the UK...
any help would be greatly appreciated

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31-10-2005
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Hi there, when I bought clothes in Canada I was usually a medium on top, with dresses I wore 6-8, COH jeans size 28/29. My measurements are 34.4-28.3-37.5...and I've been buying clothes at UK size 10. Hope this helps!

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UK sizes are generally one to two times larger than cdn sizes. For example, if you are a size 6 in Canada you will probably be a UK 8-10. It really depends on the clothing manufacturer though....I'm a cdn 12 and I usually wear a UK 12 or 14.

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International Sizing Conversion
resently i bought some new jeans, a size 26 what ever that means??? (it was so freaky) i spent ages finding the right size because i had no idea what i was looking for

there are so many different sizes in different countries, and its really confusing...

could anyone give me a list of a typical australian size 8 and what they are in different countries (any you can possibly think of)

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When it comes to jeans, 26 is literal for inches... meaning the jeans have a 26 inch waist

Not sure what that would equate to in actual Australian sizing... sizing is so confusing, no?

Here's a little tool I found on a quick google search. The downside is that this assumes there's some sort of standard, which there isn't! One designer's size 8 will not likely measure the same as another's. A place to start though. Good luck
http://www.onlineconversion.com/clothing_womens.htm


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Italian Sizing
I want a DolceGabbana Overcoat but its size 52 Italian an I wear about a 39R American How does the size converison work?

An with over coats can they be taken in?

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I'm sure the boys on this board can help you with this. I know the women's sizes but am iffy on the mens. You might, for the time being check out yoox.com and do a search on men's dolce and gabbana and see how they translate it, but their size aren't always accurate.

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for jackets, italian sizing is american plus 10. that means that jacket is about a 42 american, more than likely too big for you. overcoats can be taken in, if you have a good tailor.

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for jackets, italian sizing is american plus 10. that means that jacket is about a 42 american, more than likely too big for you. overcoats can be taken in, if you have a good tailor.
Damnt! Its on sale for $300 an was $1200 orginally Is it possible for me to have that taken in that much?

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Damnt! Its on sale for $300 an was $1200 orginally Is it possible for me to have that taken in that much?
I don't think it'll be a problem for your tailor to take in an extra 3 inches or so in the chest and waist, but the shoulders might be a problem. Make sure they're not too wide for you.

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What's the smallest British size sold in stores? I'm a 00 in the U.S. for trousers, but the smallest size I've seen in high street stores is a 4, which is a U.S. size 0. Is there such a thing as a 2 or a 0 in England?

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I think this discussion is futile. Size depends on country and manufacturer. I have trousers size 34 and 42 and they both fit me alike. Go figure!

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US and European Sizes
I don´t know if this is the right forum, please move otherwise

I want to ask a person I know to bring me clothes/shoes from the US but I´m not sure about sizes. In my country they´re the same as in Europe...
So far the only thing I know is that a size 2 is a small...

Could someone help me out make a chart, please?

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There are lots of sites online that do size conversions.
Here's one:
http://www.onlineconversion.com/clothing_womens.htm

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