So You Want Your T-Shirt to Fit On Your Body  

Shirt Styles  |  How to Find Your Measurements 
Men/Unisex  |  Ladies  |  Hoodies  |  Youth  |  Other

Shirt Styles
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Not all of TopatoCo's shirts are printed on the same kind of garment. A Men's Medium Whale Shirt (Hanes Beefy-T) is not the same size as a Men's Medium Preenactment Shirt (American Apparel). To see what kind of shirt a design is printed on, check the product description

Here are some size guides for the shirts we print on. We've tried to be thorough, but if you can't find what you're looking for, you can always check the manufacturer's website for more details (American Apparel in particular has some really thorough size charts for their stuff).

If you see something listed as "N/A", either we don't carry it, or the manufacturer doesn't make it. Go here for more information.



How to Find Your Measurements
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For finding your measurements for circumference measurements, we recommend using a loose tape ruler or "tailor's tape measure", they look like this: and you can find them online or in most sewing shops.

For lay-flat measurements, measure a t-shirt you know fits you well by laying it out on a flat surface and compare.

Width - measure from armpit to armpit.
Length - measure from front collar to bottom hem.

These don't actually have anything to do with measuring tape whatsoever:
Size (Women) - approximation of weird department store sizes.
Age (Baby/Youth) - approximate age of the human to wear the garment. Reverse-agers use caution.

Notes:
- All measurements are in inches unless otherwise stated (here is a link to a measurement converter if you need it).
- AMERICAN APPAREL STUFF RUNS SMALL. Pay close attention to the charts below, and if you're iffy, choose the next size up. We recommend washing and tumble drying cool for items to retain their original sizes. If you have any questions about sizes feel free to contact us.



Shirts for Men/Unisex
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American Apparel Mens/Unisex/Standard Fine Jersey (2001/2001ORG)
REMEMBER: AA shirts run small! Order a size up if in doubt.

  XS S M L XL 2X 3X
Chest Circumference (inches) 30-32 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 48-50 50-52
Waist Circumference (inches) 28-30 30-32 32-33 33-34 36-38 40-42 44-48

Fruit of the Loom (5930), Gildan (G200) and Gildan Softstyle (64000)
Both Gildan and Fruit of the Loom sizes are approximately the same.

  XS S M L XL 2X 3X
Lay-Flat Width N/A 18 20 22 24 26 28
Lay-Flat Length N/A 28 29 30 31 32 33

Hanes Beefy-T (5180)
Check the manufacturer for sleeve length.

  XS S M L XL 2X 3X
Lay-Flat Width N/A 18 20 22 24 26 28
Lay-Flat Length N/A 27 29 30 31 33 34

Gildan Ultra Cotton Jersey Polo Sport Shirt (2800)
  XS S M L XL 2X 3X
Chest Width N/A 18 20 22 24 26 28
Length N/A 27.5 29 30 31 32 33


We also sometimes print on Alternative Apparel, and their size charts are here.



Shirts for Ladies
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Lady shirt sizes are crazy. Click here to watch an explainy video.

American Apparel Womens Fine Jersey Short Sleeve AKA Classic Girl AKA Womens/Ladies (2102, m404, bb301 )
Organic equivalents are the same. REMEMBER: AA shirts run small, and they aren't always 100% accurate to the size chart! If in doubt order a size up, everything shrinks if you dry it on hot.

If you're on the fence about a 2XL, get a Unisex Medium or Large instead. It's almost the same but a teeny bit bigger and the sleeves are slightly longer, but that's it. It's much easier to make a too-big shirt smaller than to make a too-small shirt bigger.
  XS S M L XL 2X 3X
Sleeve Length 6 - 1/4 6 - 1/2 6 - 3/4 7 7 - 1/4 7 - 1/4 N/A
Front Body Length(inches) 24 - 1/2 25 - 1/2 26 26 - 1/4 27 27 - 1/4 N/A
Chest Width (inches) 14 - 1/4 15 - 1/2 16 - 1/4 17 - 3/4 18 - 3/4 20 - 1/4 N/A

Bella Short Sleeve Jersey and Favorite Tee (6400 and 6004)
Inseam: Measure underarm to bottom of shirt.

  XS S M L XL 2X 3X
Size N/A 0 - 4 4 - 8 8 - 10 10 - 12 12 - 14 N/A
Width N/A 14 1/2 15 1/2 16 1/2 17 1/2 18 1/2 N/A
Inseam N/A 30 - 31 31 - 32 32 - 33 33 - 34 34 - 34.5 N/A

We also sometimes print on Ladies' Hanes.



Hoodies
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American Apparel Pullover Hoodie (5495) and American Apparel Zip Hoodie (5497)
REMEMBER: AA stuff runs small!

  XS S M L XL 2X 3X
Chest Circumference 32-34 36-38 40-42 42-44 46-48 48-50 50-52
Waist Circumference 28-30 30-32 32-33 33-34 36-38 40-42 44-48

Hanes/Gildan/Jerzees
Sleeve length - should be self-explanatory on how to measure, yes? All these are pretty bulky so you may see minor difference from those quoted, but the manufacturers seem to all agree on these number:

  XS S M L XL 2X 3X
Chest Circumference 30-32 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 50-52 54-56
Waist Circumference 24-26 28-30 32-34 36-38 40-42 44-46 48-50
Sleeve Length N/A 35 36 37 38 39 N/A

We also sometimes print on Alternative Apparel.



Shirts for Kids
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Gildan Short Sleeve Youth Tee
Very few designs have youth sizes. Some people have theorized that this is because we hate children.

  XS S M L XL 2X 3X
Size N/A 6 - 8 10 - 12 14 - 16 N/A N/A N/A
Width N/A 17 18 19 N/A N/A N/A


Other
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American Apparel Short Sleeve Baby Onesie
... But if that were the case, why would we carry these adorable onesies?*

  XS S M L XL 2X 3X
Weight (lbs) 0 - 6 7 - 15 16 - 22 23 - 27 28 - 30 N/A N/A
Width 12 14 16 18 20 N/A N/A
Length 10 - 16 17 - 24 25 - 28 29 - 31 32 - 34 N/A N/A


* We will never carry pet clothes, because it makes Joanna look stupid.