With the arrival of the YMC Autumn/Winter collection, we wanted to make everything a touch easier with our YMC size guide. While for many brands it’s a straight path with no obstacles, you simply order your normal size and await its arrival, when it comes to YMC there’s a lot to consider. One of YMC’s greatest strengths is its irreverent approach to traditional tailoring which gives the label its unique aesthetic but makes sizing a minefield. Fear not, we have done the legwork for you, we've compiled a comprehensive YMC size guide. All chart sizes are in CM.
YMC shirts come in all shapes and sizes, from the traditional oxford shirt to unorthodox floaty numbers, so we’re opting for the YMC Dean Shirt for this sizing guide. One of the label’s most classically tailored shirts, this season it comes in a soft cotton corduroy construction and features a button-down collar.
Centre back length
While the Dean Shirt is intended to be worn against the skin, a silhouette like the D Pocket Shirt, constructed from durable indigo dyed 100% cotton denim, is made to be worn as an external layer. You’ll notice that overshirts will be manufactured from size small to extra-large where classic shirts will have sizes running from extra-small to extra-large, this is to take layering into the equation.
Usually it gets easier when it comes to trousers, there’s an almost universal sizing scale. You’d be right, to an extent. Let’s take a look at YMC’s Deja Vu Trousers which feature a classic taper and nothing extreme. YMC only do one length of trouser for this style, so we’re only looking at the waist measurements, as we’d expect.
Easy, right? Steady on, let’s take the label’s new Cargo Pants which feature an extreme cropped leg and drawstring waist. While the leg stays the same, make sure you opt for a waist size that’s larger than your real size because these measurements are taken while the drawstring fastening is relaxed.
Finally, we’ll look at how YMC coats size up. This is an easy one to sum up, but a difficult one in practice. The unfortunate reality of the matter is that when it comes to coats from any label, it’s a case-by-case situation. Measure yourself with a tape measure across the chest, shoulders and sleeve for starters – it’s always useful to know these measurements anyway – and from there, remember to go for slightly large fits as you’ll be wearing items underneath your coat. As an example, we’ll use YMC’s Tally Ho Coat to show that although the chest sizing looks large, they are simply taking layers into account.
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