Sizing & Condition Guide
Given the massive variety of clothing we carry, a standard sizing guide is incredibly helpful for customers seeking the best fit. Nearly every military has different sizing charts and schemes, which is why we've taken the time to put together this brief tutorial.
When measuring chest sizes, we lay the garment down on a flat surface. Then we measure from armpit to armpit, across the chest.
To determine the best fit for your size, take a well-fitting garment and follow those instructions. That'll give you a great idea of which size will fit you and avoid unnecessary returns or exchanges.
We measure sleeve length from the should seam (where the sleeve is sewed to the body) to the edge of the cuff. Generally this measurement is not too important, but some sizing schemes can have longer or shorter sleeves.
Garment length is measured from the highest point on the shoulder to the lowest point on the hem, or bottom of the piece. This is usually subsidiary to chest sizes, but some sizing schemes are a bit different.
Surplus Condition Guide
- These items are brand new with no signs of storage. They may be new in their original factory packaging, but most times will not be.
- Unissued; Storage
- These items are brand new but show signs of storage. This may be a box stain from acidic cardboard, a really bad smell or another cosmetic problem with the item.
- Issued; Good
- These items are in issued/used condition but are fully functional. They will not have missing or broken buttons, zippers or any functional components.
- Garments faded through normal wear and tear are okay to put in this grade.
- Issued; Good + Stained
- These items are in issued/used condition but are fully functional. They may have cosmetic defects such as stains. Same as above, but stains and cosmetic defects that do not affect function are included.
- Issued; Serviceable
- These items are in issued/used condition but have defects that impede function. This may include missing buttons, broken zippers, holes and tears. This is the lowest grade of surplus item that we carry.