Sizing Help – The Western Company
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Sizing Help

How to Measure Yourself

Note: Measurements should be done with a string or flexible measuring strip. Measurements are taken and advertised in inches. We always recommend getting a professional to size you if possible.



  1. Neck: Measure around the neck, where the collar should sit. Measure loosely and comfortably to receive your neck size in inches.
  2. Sleeve Length: Measure from the center point of your upper back, out to your shoulder, and along your arm (where the seam would be), all the way down to your wrist. For more accuracy, measure with your arm slightly bent to account for movement.
  3. Shoulder Length: Measure from the tip of one shoulder to the tip of the other shoulder, across your back.
  4. Chest: Measure around your torso, right under your armpits, all the way around your body.
  5. Bust: Similar to chest, but measure around the fullest point of your bust.
  6. Waist: Measure around your waist - usually the slimmest area for women, but naturally should be where you prefer to where your pants/bottom-wear. For Belts - add two inches to your waist size.
  7. Hips: Measure around the fullest part of your hip area - the measurement should include the largest part of your buttocks.
  8. Inseam: Measure from the waist line down to the floor, or your preferred length.
  9. Shoulder to Waist: Measure from the midpoint of the top of your shoulder, down to your waist line.
  10. Shirt Length: Measure from the midpoint of your shoulder down to where you prefer your shirt to hang.
  11. Shoulder to Floor: Measure from the midpoint of your shoulder down to the floor (dresses/overalls usually)

Other Recommendations

  • It is almost always best to start with clothing you already own and use those sizes
  • When measuring, do not hold the tape taught - it should fit loose but snug to get a comfortable measurement
  • It is always recommended to have help when measuring, preferably from a professional, to ensure accuracy



Measurements for foot sizes differ based on what you are buying. Refer to the picture on the left, and recommendations below for more information.
foot sizing
Western Boots:
    • Best to order your regular shoe size unless you know you fit differently into boots
    • When checking the fit, always do so standing up
    • Your entire foot should feel snug with the exception of your heel. Your heel can have a little room to slip for new boots. This will change overtime as the leather/material slowly molds to your heel
    • The ball of your foot should be snug in the widest part of the boot. If your toes feel crowded, the boot is too small. If you feel your food sliding forward while you stand or walk, they are too large
    • For size variations, narrow feet may find a better fit going down half a size, and wider feet may fit better in a half size up, however the length sizing should not change much about the width. If there are wide/narrow options available, it is always best to go with those first
Work Boots:
  • Unlike Western Boots, you do not want any slippage for the heel; the boot should fit fairly snug right away, but not tight.
  • Protective Toes tend to add some space. You may find you fit 1/2-1 full size below your usual shoe size for these.


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