We use French sizing for clothes and EU/French sizing for shoes

Please see a comparison chart below.

We use metric (cm) for dimensions of bags and lengths of accessories.

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Below is extracted from a good guide from Farfetch:


What is your French size? 

The number one rule of French sizing is that there are no rules – your size may change depending on the cut of the clothing, the brand you’re purchasing from, and the country the brand is from (French sizing is used in Spain, Portugal and Belgium as well as France). 

It’s also important to know that French sizing works under two systems: Alpha sizing and Numerical sizing. 

Alpha Sizing

Alpha sizing is the simplified system where two to three numerical clothing sizing are combined into a single letter size (think S, M & L etc.). Typically, alpha sizing is reserved for casual clothing, such as tees, hoodies, joggers and sweatshirts. 

Either use your regular alpha size when shopping from French brands, or take a size up as the French alpha sizing system isn’t as accommodating as other sizing systems.

Numerical Sizing

The more classical French sizing system is the numerical sizing system in which a number denotes a size relating to specific measurements – say a male’s chest or a female’s bust. This system is used when a precise cut and fit is paramount.

Numerical French Clothes Sizing:

  • US size + 32 = French size
  • UK size + 28 = French size
  • EU (Italian) size – 4 = French size

French Sizing Examples:

  • If you’re a US size 6, you’re a French size 38.
  • If you’re a UK size 8, you’re a French size 38. 
  • If you’re an EU (Italian) size 42, you’re a French size 38. 

Use these ESTIMATIONS for your size

French 36 To fit: Chest 82-84cm / Waist 64-66cm / Hip 89-91.5cm

French 38 To fit: Chest 87-89cm / Waist 69-72cm / Hip 93-96.5cm

French 40 To fit: Chest 92-94cm / Waist 74-76cm / Hip 98-101.5cm

French 42 To fit: Chest 97-99cm / Waist 79-81cm / Hip 103-106.5cm

French 44 To fit: Chest 102-104cm / Waist 84-86cm / Hip 109-111.5cm 


Is Your French Shoe Size the Same as Your European Shoe Size? 

Most French fashion houses and footwear brands use the EU/IT shoe sizing approach. There are a select few French brands (eg Chanel, Louis Vuitton) that abide by the French shoe sizing approach. 

Shoe sizing:

US size + 31 = French size

UK size + 32 = French size

EU / Italian size + 1 = French size  



Numerical French Clothes Sizing:

Shirt Sizing

  • US/UK size x 2.54 = French size (if you round the figure up to the nearest whole number)
  • EU / Italian size = French size

Suit Sizing

  • US/UK Size + 10 = French size
  • EU / Italian Size = French size