Tips for measuring body dimensions
Measured from head to floor. In a relaxed, upright position.
- Torso (a):
Place the measuring tape at one point on your shoulder and place it across your chest. Measure the length up to the crotch. From there, measure over the back to the point on the shoulder. Add up the measurements and you have the torso circumference.
- Bust (b):
Guide the tape measure horizontally around your upper body. Make sure the tape covers the nipples. You get the chest measurement.
The underbust measurement is taken directly below the bust.
- Waist (c):
Guide the tape measure horizontally around your waist. This is the narrowest point above the buttocks. You get the waist circumference.
- Hip (d):
Guide the tape measure horizontally around your waist. This is the widest point on the bottom. You get the waist size.
Guide the tape measure horizontally once around the thigh. Measure about a hand’s width below the crotch.
It is best if you have someone who can help you measure. Especially the torso cannot be measured very well on your own.
Are you between 2 measurements? Then choose what you prefer. The smaller size fits more tight. The larger size is more loose.
If you are still unsure, take a closer look at the item descriptions and photos. Information about the dimensions of the article is often given there. You can compare these with similar items of clothing.
Items where the front bag can be selected
On some models for men, you can choose the size of the front bag. There are currently up to 4 different variants to choose from: B0, B1, B2 and B3.
The bag depth “X” varies according to the size of the garment.
The size of the front bag has no influence on the other measurements such as waist circumference or leg cut.
B0 is currently the smallest size. Here the front consists of only one part instead of two parts. The middle seam ends about halfway up. When laid flat on its side, the bag depth “X” is about 6.5 cm. This bag fits snugly and keeps everything in place. Perfect if you like it tight.
B1 is slightly larger than B0. Here the front consists of two parts. The central seam runs to the waist. When laid flat on its side, the bag depth “X” is about 8 cm. This bag fits tightly and has few folds. Perfect if you want the fabric to lie loosely on the skin. We recommend B1 if you are unsure. It corresponds roughly to the usual standard for briefs and swimming trunks.
B2 is a bit larger and offers above-average space. Here the front consists of two parts. The central seam runs to the waist. When laid flat on its side, the bag depth “X” is approximately 9 cm. This bag fits loosely. If you like the fabric to be gentle on the skin, then this is your choice. B2 is slightly above the usual standard for briefs and swimming trunks.
B3 is currently the largest size. Here the front consists of two parts. The central seam runs to the waist. When placed flat on its side, the bag depth “X” is approximately 10.5 cm. With its bulbous shape, this bag creates a generous amount of space. B3 is ideally suited for larger “challenges” and provides airy freedom.