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Sizing of BBBF shirts

Terminator

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Hi guys,

I know this might be like comparing chalk and cheese but if I'm a size medium in, say, RL Rugby shirts what size should I spring for in BBBF? The BB size chart says that a BBBF2 is equivalent to a small but also has a 40 next to it, which I would have thought is closer to medium usually? I live in Australia so trying one on is not an option - I only have Rugby shirts because I picked a few up on my travels (they're also unavailable in Australia as far as I'm aware).
 

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What size neck do you wear? It says the collar size on the sizing chart.
 

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Originally Posted by Terminator
Hi guys,

I know this might be like comparing chalk and cheese but if I'm a size medium in, say, RL Rugby shirts what size should I spring for in BBBF? The BB size chart says that a BBBF2 is equivalent to a small but also has a 40 next to it, which I would have thought is closer to medium usually? I live in Australia so trying one on is not an option - I only have Rugby shirts because I picked a few up on my travels (they're also unavailable in Australia as far as I'm aware).


40 would be a size 16, which is nowhere close to Small even by US standards.
 

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Originally Posted by acecow
40 would be a size 16, which is nowhere close to Small even by US standards.

That's standard, and that's not how BB does it. Their size guide correlates 40R to a size 15.5 and 42R to a size 16
 

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The sizing is confusing because they're using the same size for sweaters, suits, and shirts.

Like MIC said, go by the collar size on the dress shirts. I wear a BB3 shirt but a BB2 suit and sweater, so go figure.
 

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Thanks for the help guys. I was looking at a "fun" shirt so wasn't too concerned with neck size as I'll probably always have the top button undone but will after taking your advice will now go with my neck size
 

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I just picked up a long sleeve Black Fleece shirt in size BB3. I would say it's fair to call the BB3 a Large and it corresponds well with a standard Brooks Brothers "Large" - Hopefully that's a useful comparison that you can extrapolate from.
 

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