Hockey Jersey Sizing

Hockey Jersey Sizing

Published On: 12-30-2013 09:41am

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We invite you to ask yourself the question: How do I like to wear my hockey jersey?


Hockey jerseys have come a long way from the old school days of the tight fitting hockey sweaters. This was before advanced protective gear was even worn. Most players didn't even wear helmets.


The legend, Gordie Howe, in a tight fitting Hartford Whalers jersey.


In this picture, we see Gordie Howe in a much looser fitting Detroit Vipers jersey. In the modern times, the jerseys got bigger to accomodate the advanced protective gear that is worn underneath.


Notice how large the shoulder protection gear is underneath Sidney Crosby's jersey.

Cameron from Ferris Bueller's Day Off wearing a tighter fitting Red Wings jersey, much like Gordie Howe in the Whalers jersey. Notice the 3/4 sleeve length, which is appropriate for actual game used jerseys. The players wear protective gloves that extend up the forearm.


Do you like to wear big baggy hockey jerseys? Here Kevin Smith is shown wearing his oversized jersey. Guys that are slightly overweight, find that large jerseys help conceal the extra weight and they are comfortable in it.


Sylvester Stallone rocking a Philadelphia Flyers jersey. Less baggy than Kevin Smith's jersey, but still lots of room. Notice the 3/4 sleeve length on this jersey.


David Letterman in this Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. Here we see a nice fit and again the 3/4 sleeve length.


Musician, Glenn Fry, in a tight fitting Toronto Maple Leafs jersey.


Lil Wayne in a tighter fit 3/4 sleeve Vancouver Canucks jersey. 


Michael Jordan in a Chicago Blackhawks jersey. A nice loose fit with the sleeves coming all the way to the wrist. This is the most popular way to wear a hockey jersey.


Here is a Chicago Blackhawks jersey that is not too baggy, but the sleeves are a bit longer going past the wrists.


Rihanna in an Ottawa Senators hockey jersey. Ladies that plan on wearing jerseys as a dress, should consider the top to bottom measurement.


This lady looks great in "The Great One's" jersey.


Here are some tips to get a jersey that fits just the way you want. If you already own a perfect fitting jersey, just copy these measurements specs and send them to your vendor. They can help create the same size jersey.

If this is your first time buying a hockey jersey, then here are some tips to get the right size. 

1. Chest Measurement. Find a shirt that fits you and lay it flat on the ground. Measure the distance (A)  of left side to right side, at the rib cage, on the shirt. Double that to get your chest measurement. For example an 18 inch wide shirt would be a size 36 inch chest. You can add 4-8 inches to get a more loose or baggy fit. Order a 40 inch chest if you want the jersey to be loose. People that play recreational street hockey and ice hockey, should order larger- so that their gear will fit underneath the jersey. Most vendors will make a proportionate sized jersey just from the chest measurement.

2. Sleeve Length. From the pictures above, you can determine if 3/4 sleeve or full length sleeve is right for you. Measure from the center of the neck to the wrist (C) to get a jersey that fits like the one in the Michael Jordan picture. Add 2-3 inches for when the fabric retracts, when the elbows bend. If you are going to wear your jersey solely as a fashion statement, then be sure to get this measurement correct.

3. Top to Bottom. This measurement will determine where the bottom of the jersey ends. Measure the top of the shirt to the bottom of the shirt (B). Do you want the jersey to cover half of your butt or all of it? Ladies, this measurement can help you create that dress look.

Check out our shop for a wide selection of hockey jerseys. We do custom sewn names and numbers on your jerseys. We also do custom sizing. Just let us know the measurement specs above to get that perfect fitting jersey. Please, tell us the changes that you want in the Paypal notes. Below is our size chart. 

XS 30"-32" Chest Measurement (76-81 cm)
S 34"-36" Chest Measurement (86-91 cm)
M 38"-40" Chest Measurement (97-102 cm)
L 42"-44" Chest Measurement (107-112 cm)
XL 46"-48" Chest Measurement (117-122 cm)
2XL 50"-52" Chest Measurement (122-127 cm)
3XL 54"-56" Chest Measurement (127-132 cm)
4XL 58"-60" Chest Measurement (147- 152 cm)
5XL 62"-64" Chest Measurement (157-162 cm)
6XL 66"-68" Chest Measurement (167-172 cm)

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