Finding your boyfriend the perfect Christmas gift is a lot of work. Some of the best gifts to give are clothes he may need including shirts, pants and shoes. These items are sometimes difficult to size, especially if you have not shopped with your boyfriend for clothes in the past. Knowing how to guess at sizing can help you find the best gift for your loved one.
Hold the item up
One of the easiest ways to gauge whether an article of clothing is going to fit your boyfriend is to find someone in the store that is his approximate size. You can ask them to hold the piece of clothing up, so you can determine how it might hang on your special someone. You can also try to hold the item up to yourself, which works best if you have worn some of your boyfriend’s shirts in the past. Seeing how long they are on you can give you a good idea of how they are going to fall on him.
Check his closet
If you can access your boyfriend’s closet, say when he is at work or in the shower, you can just jot down his current size. This gives you an accurate size to go by when you go shopping, which ensures that you are more likely to get something that fits great. Make sure to note his neck measurement for dress shirts and his chest measurement; both are needed to get the right size.
Think of your boyfriend and what size you think is going to work. Keep in mind that if he prefers baggy clothes, then you should go larger. It is usually better to go larger rather than smaller for most men.
Shopping for your boyfriend is a lot of fun, and it allows you to pick out great clothes for him. Try to guess his size as accurately as possible based on height and how the clothes look. Make sure to get a gift receipt just in case it does not fit, and do not feel bad if he returns it.