Clothes sizes: US vs. Russia

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Russian clothing sizes are barely standard. They are usually based on the diameter of the waist in centimeters.

Shoe sizes are the measurement of the foot in special units called ‘shtih’, which is equal to 2/3 cm. The number of ‘shtihs’ of your foot is your shoe size. Ring sizes are the diameter of the finger in centimeters.

Men’s

The men’s sizes in Russia are based on the combination of four measures: height, chest, waist diameter and length for pants. The biggest men’s shoe size produced in Russia is 48, which correspond to 14 in the US system.

Shirts

US

Russia

14

S

44

14½

S

44

15

M

46

15½

M

48-50

16

L

52

16½

L

54

17

XL

56

17½

XL

58

18

XXL

60

18½

XXL

62

Pants

US

Russia

29

44

30-31

46

32-33

48

34-35

50

36-37

52

38-39

54

40-41

56

42-43

58

Shoes

US

Russia

6

38

6.5

38.5

7

39

8

40.5

8.5

41

9

41.5

9.5

42

10

43

10.5

43.5

11

44.5

11.5

45

12

45.5

Women’s

The measure for the women’s sizes in Russia is the half chest in centimeters. Sometimes other measures like waist and thigh diameter may be considered as well.

Tops

US

Russia

XXS

38

XS

40

S

42

M

44

L

46

XL

48

XXL

50-52

XXXL

54+

Bottoms

US

Russia

00

XXS

38

0

XS

40

2

XS

40

4

S

42

6

S

42

8

M

44

10

M

44

12

L

46

14

L

46

16

XL

48

18

XXL

50-52

-

XXXL

54+

Shoes

US

Russia

5

35.5

5.5

36

6

36.5

6.5

37

7

38

7.5

38.5

8

39

9.5

40

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