We are keen to help you get the best size first time and have provided individual sizing charts for each jacket, coat and waistcoat style. It is important to note that leather garments are crafted from tailored leather panels which do not contain elastic properties common to many modern day fabrics such as a jumper, stretchy top, tunic style top or loose fitting top. Therefore when selecting a size in a leather garment you should consider what your usual size is most typically in a jacket or a suit that does not have stretch properties, that is to say you should identify your jacket size and the size you most often buy or vary between (i.e. not a size you have managed to fit into on a very odd occasion which is not representative of your main wardrobe sizing).
MEN’S – Sizing Notes:
Please note that suit/jacket sizes can vary between brands, hence why the up-to-date actual chest measurement at the widest point for the person that will be wearing the jacket can help in selecting the appropriate jacket size. Please note: if the person’s waist or abdomen area is wider than the chest, then this measurement needs to be used when selecting the required jacket chest size if the jacket is to be done up.
WOMEN’S – Sizing Notes:
Please note that bra size does not generally equal chest size.
We do recommend that the person’s up-to-date chest measurement is used when selecting from the below sizing information. Please note that bra size does not typically equal chest size, hence it is recommended that an up-to-date measurement is taken. Furthermore, if the person’s waist or abdomen area is larger than the chest, then this measurement needs to be used when selecting the required jacket chest size if the jacket is to be done up.
Alternatively, if you are borderline between sizes and, or would like guidance on best size for you please add in the Special Instructions box on the order checkout page the below information:
- Chest measurement – up to date actual chest measurement:
- Waist measurement (at the widest point – very important if the jacket is to be done up):
- Size usually taken
Alternatively you can provide measurements from a jacket or coat that fits you well. The garment needs to be zipped / buttoned up and laid flat on a flat surface (e.g. table or floor). Please check the garment is completely flat (check it is not rippled on the underside) before any measurements are taken.
1) Flat Chest – from underarm to underarm (to provide the width of the jacket when completely flat):
2) Flat Waist – edge to edge measurement across narrowest point:
3) Flat Hips – applies to coats and long jackets – width across the widest part of the hips:
NOTE 1: The flat measurements above are to be e-mailed to Bagywagy for us to check the relevant size in the jacket style or coat style you wish to order. Please e-mail us with the above flat garment measurement together with the name of the garment style and colour you are after, please also advise; your height, trouser size , bra size (including cup), usual size in tops / jackets (and if this varies by brand) and desired fit.
NOTE 2: Please note that the size chart on each product page details the ‘ to fit chest’ which relates to the person’s actual chest measurement over clothes (with the tape touching). Therefore the ‘to fit chest’ size is not the same as the garment external flat dimensions as above. Please remember that slim fit garments offer a minimal space allowance and always narrow into the waist by about 4 – 5″ (10-12cm). Semi-fitted garments offer a smart fit with a bit more room to allow for a thin smart fit pullover but also narrow into the waist slightly. Comfort fit garments are straight cut from chest to waist and allow more room for a jumper; therefore you should not need to order a bigger size unless the stomach area is wider than the chest size. Loose fit garments allow for a suit jacket / blazer underneath, therefore individuals only planning to wear a regular fine knit wool jumper may be able to drop down 1 size provided the stomach area is not wider than the ‘to fit chest’ size.
If the leather is just a little tight or snug, we would suggest sticking with it as the leather, like a shoe, will give a little over time.
You will require a new size if the garment is noticeably uncomfortable, and/or difficult to ‘do up’.
Each increase in size will typically see a 2 inch gain across the chest and waist, the shoulder only widens very marginally by a ¼ inch on each side and the sleeve length may increase by about ¼ to ½ of an inch.
In special circumstances you may be between two sizes, which we may be able to you help with. If for example you need to go up a size in the chest but wish the shoulder and sleeve measurements to remain the same please let us know when requesting the exchange and we may, after checking existing stock, be able to find a suitable replacement.
Your satisfaction is our responsibility. If you want to change the size, please email us from the Contact us form below and we will take care of it.