Etro shirt: simply marked 39, I assume this to be the neck in CM Neck in cm (corresponding to a 15.5 US). Â Jil Sander usually uses the same convention. Versace V2 shirt: Marked 15/38, again, I assume this to be neck in inches/neck in CM. Neck in inches and in cm (roughly correspondant). Â Prada, Helmut Lang, most traditional Italian brands use this system for more "formal" shirts. Versace Couture shirt: Marked 48, not sure what this means European size (CoSTUME uses this sizing consistently.) Â A 38 cm neck - standardized sizing would have a 38 cm neck wear a 38 US or 48 Eu suit, and so on. D&G shirt: Marked 50/36, no clue about this 50 European. Â Dolce & Gabbana crew neck: Marked 38, is this chest size? Yep. Â See above note Dolce & Gabbana pants, marked 48. 32 inches at waist - same as for standard 48 Eu suit. Can someone please explain? Looks like you are about 150 lbs and somewhere between 5'8" and 5'11". Â The D&G shirt is either a fitted shirt (like their jean shirts) or is too big compared to your other items. Â Also looks like you have lots of relatively flamboyant shirts, and probably shop at that Euro-specialist place on Bloor across from Holts (great store) and Harry's (good for midrange to high end traditional stuff - nice house brand accessories too - hopelessly behind otherwise. Â They are going to start carrying Seven jeans in the fall. Â The salesman told me this like it was some huge relevation, not noticing that I was wearing Seven jeans - which are pretty distinctive.) *edit* Disregard the above. Â I thought you were a Torontonian, for some reason.
LA Guy and others, Thanks for the info, that helps clear everything up. I knew my size in EU, but just didn't know what the numbers actually referred to. You are very close with the measurments - 6'0" and around 160 lbs. The D&G shirt (which I'm actually wearing as we speak - first time I've really worn it) is a bit big, but it was an ebay purchase and the seller described it as a medium. I'm gonna buy the 48/34 (I think?) from now on in D&G. As for shirts, nothing too flambouyant. The Versace Couture/V2 are both minimalistic, solid shirts. Nice cuts, though. The D&G is a light blue with wide spaced navy pinstripes and a bunch of tiny really faint white pinstripes - also has a nice placket detail. I'm in the midwest, so I make a trip down to Chicago a few times a year for shopping - plus some specialty denim stores in my own city. Ebay has also been good to me.