Sizing


A great fit is the first step in making a shirt the best shirt you own, and we’re committed to delivering a shirt you'll love. Use this page to try and determine the best size for you, but know that if even your best efforts result in receiving the wrong size, we'll gladly exchange it for another.

If you don't already own any American Apparel shirts to reference, here is our general advice: AA shirts are made with a slimmer, tighter fit in mind. If you prefer your shirts to be baggy, order a size up from your regular size. If you are one of the lucky people who are usually in-between sizes, order the larger size. Also keep in mind that our blend shirts have more stretch and elasticity than the 100% cotton shirts, so while their dimensions may be slightly smaller in some instances, in actual use they will feel larger.

General Sizing Guidelines

This sizing chart is approximate, for more detailed information, please see per-style specifications below. For chest, measure under arms around the fullest part of the chest. Be sure to keep tape level across back and comfortably loose. For waist, measure around natural waist.

XS S M L XL XXL
Chest
(inches)
30-32 34-36 38-40 42-44 46-48 48-50
Waist
(inches)
28-30 30-32 32-33 33-34 36-38 40-42

Tri-Blend Specifications

Front body length is measured from the top of the front collar to hem. Chest width is measured from edge-to-edge under the sleeves.

XS S M L XL XXL
Front Length

27.75" 28.75" 29.75" 30.75" 31.75" 32.75"
Chest Width

15.375" 17.375" 19.375" 21.375" 23.375" 25.375"

100% Cotton Specifications

Front body length is measured from the top of the front collar to hem. Chest width is measured from edge-to-edge under the sleeves.

XS S M L XL XXL
Front Length

27.375" 28.375" 29.375" 30.375" 31.375" 32.375"
Chest Width

16.5" 18" 20" 22" 24" 26"

50/50 Poly-Blend Specifications

Front body length is measured from the top of the front collar to hem. Chest width is measured from edge-to-edge under the sleeves.

XS S M L XL XXL
Front Length

28" 29" 30" 31" 32" 33"
Chest Width

16.5" 18" 20" 22" 24" 26"

General Sizing Guidelines

This sizing chart is approximate, for more detailed information, please see per-style specifications below. For chest, measure under arms around the fullest part of the chest. Be sure to keep tape level across back and comfortably loose. For waist, measure around natural waist.

Chest
(inches)
Waist
(inches)
XS 30-32 28-30
S 34-36 30-32
M 38-40 32-33
L 42-44 33-34
XL 46-48 36-38
XXL 48-50 40-42

Tri-Blend Specifications

Front body length is measured from the top of the front collar to hem. Chest width is measured from edge-to-edge under the sleeves.

Front Length Chest Width
XS 27.75" 15.375"
S 28.75" 17.375"
M 29.75" 19.375"
L 30.75" 21.375"
XL 31.75" 23.375"
XXL 32.75" 25.375"

100% Cotton Specifications

Front body length is measured from the top of the front collar to hem. Chest width is measured from edge-to-edge under the sleeves.

Front Length Chest Width
XS 27.375" 16.5"
S 28.375" 18"
M 29.375" 20"
L 30.375" 22"
XL 31.375" 24"
XXL 32.375" 26"

50/50 Poly-Blend Specifications

Front body length is measured from the top of the front collar to hem. Chest width is measured from edge-to-edge under the sleeves.

Front Length Chest Width
XS 28" 16.5"
S 29" 18"
M 30" 20"
L 31" 22"
XL 32" 24"
XXL 33" 26"