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Our sizing

Each button up shirt comes in 3 different body shape templates.

 

GFW Clothing Sizing Guide. Billie, Alex, Charlie

 

You know your body best and know if you find shirts hard to fit because of your hip or bust size.

Alex - you may be an Alex if...

  • your hips measure 9cm or more larger than your bust measurement.
  • your tummy/waist is similar or bigger than your bust measurement
  • you if fit a classic 'pear shape' description

Billie - you may be a Billie if...

  • your bust size is significantly larger in relation to the rest of you
  • your cup size is larger than an EE and you have a smaller waist- but if you have large waist / tummy then Charlie would fit better regardless of your cup size.

Charlie - for everyone else (about 50% of women). Charlie also fits some male shapes.

  • your shoulders and hips are similar widths regardless of your waist size
  • you would describe your figure as straight up and down
  • you would describe your figure as apple shaped

Men who have a long body or much broader shoulders in relation to hips (an upside down triangle shape) will have to wait for our next body shape template Drew which will be available next year.

If you normally have to buy a size up to get a fit for your hips or bust you may be able to choose a smaller size than other retailers as Billie and Alex shapes have more room for busts or hips.

All shirts are loose fit style, choose a smaller size if you prefer a slim fit. As all shirts are 100% cotton there may be a little shrinkage on washing - estimate 3%, wash at 30°C to minimise this and protect the environment.


Our short video explains the difference between the shapes.


 

High Street Comparison Table

The measurements below refer to optimum dimensions for a looser fit choose a smaller size if you prefer a slim fit. This is just a guide as all bodies are different, for Alex shapes the hip measurement is the most important and for Billie shapes the bust.

Charlie

Billie

Alex

Charlie, for those who have similar proportioned hips and shoulders. Will fit woman and some men.

Billie sizes are made to accommodate a larger bust. For those with breasts only.

Alex is the right choice for you if your lower half is 8+ cm bigger than your chest.

Charlie 0 (=UK 8/USA 4)

Chest max 82-90cm
Hips max 85-91cm
Waist max 85cm

Billie 0 (=UK 8/USA 4)

Chest 89-96cm
Hips 85-91cm
Waist max 85cm

Alex 0 (=UK 8/USA 4)

Chest 82-90cm
Hips 89-98cm
Waist max 87cm

 

Charlie 1 (=UK 10/USA 6)

Chest 87-96cm
Hips 88-94cm
Waist max 91cm

Billie 1 (=UK 10/USA 6)

Chest 94-101cm
Hips 88-94cm
Waist max 91cm

Alex 1 (=UK 10//USA 6)

Chest 87-96cm
Hips 94-105cm
Waist max 93cm

Charlie 2 (=UK 12/ USA 8)

Chest 92-100cm
Hips 95-100cm
Waist max 96cm

Billie 2 (=UK 12/USA 8)

Chest 99-106cm
Hips 95-100cm
Waist max 96cm

Alex 2 (=UK 12/USA 8)

Chest 92-100cm
Hips 94-110cm
Waist max 98cm

Charlie 3 (=UK 14/USA 10)

Chest 97-105cm
Hips 100-105cm
Waist max 101cm

Billie 3 (=UK 14/USA 10)

Chest 104-111cm
Hips 100-105cm
Waist max 101cm

Alex 3 (=UK 14/USA 10)

Chest 97-105cm
Hips 104-115cm
Waist max 103cm

Charlie 4 (=UK 16/USA 12)

Chest 102-110cm
Hips 105-110cm
Waist max 106cm

Billie 4 (=UK 16/USA 12)

Chest 108-115cm
Hips 105-110cm
Waist max 106cm

Alex 4 (=UK 16/USA 12)

Chest 102-110cm
Hips 109-120cm
Waist max 108cm

Charlie 5 (=UK 18/USA 14)

Chest 107-115cm
Hips 110-115cm
Waist max 111cm

 

Billie 5 (=UK 18/USA 14)

Chest 113-120cm
Hips 110-115cm
Waist max 111cm

Alex 5 (=UK 18/USA 14)

Chest 107-115cm
Hips 114-125cm
Waist max 113cm

Charlie 6 (=UK 20/USA 16)

Chest 114-123cm
Hips 117-122cm
Waist max 117cm

Billie 6 (=UK 20/USA 16)

Chest 121-128cm
Hips 117-122cm
Waist max 117cm

Alex 6 (=UK 20/USA 16)

Chest 114-123cm
Hips 119-130cm
Waist max 119cm

Charlie 7 (=UK 22/USA 18)

Chest 120-130cm
Hips 121-128cm
Waist max 123cm

Billie 7 (=UK 22/USA 18)

Chest 128-135cm
Hips 121-128cm
Waist max 123cm

Alex 7 (=UK 22/USA 18)

Chest 120-130cm
Hips 124-137cm
Waist max 125cm

 

Our short video explains shows you how to measure yourself.

If you would like a free tape measure let us know.


 

If you are unsure contact us and we can help you choose the best fit.