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By RuBain
#141396
I'm hoping this will help both the older and newer guys here when they are looking for a new flight suit and are not sure what size to get, lengths, etc. If anyone finds anything inaccurate, wrong, misleading, and/or feels something needs to be added, please let me know so I can update when needed. :cool:

Nomex CMU-27/P Flight Suit Size Chart

Size Measurements needed:
Chest- Measurement of the largest part of your chest, usually right under your armpits, then divide by 2.
Hip- Measurement of your hips, not waist,then divide by 2.
Sleeve Inseam- Measurement from your armpit to your cuff.
Leg Inseam- Measurement from your crotch to your cuff.

Side Notes:
- Please remember Nomex is a type of material, not a brand, so sizes may be slightly different. Also, these are sizes for a brand new suit as well, so a used suit may also be slightly smaller too.
- Different companies produce nomex suits, so sizes will vary. This is just an estimated measurement of what suit should fit you best.

34 Short
Chest- 19 3/8"
Hip- 20 1/8"
Sleeve Inseam- 21 1/8"
Leg Inseam- 28 1/8"

36 Short
Chest- 20 3/8"
Hip- 21 1/4"
Sleeve Inseam- 21 1/4"
Leg Inseam- 28 1/4"

38 Short
Chest- 21 3/8"
Hip- 22 1/4"
Sleeve Inseam- 21 3/8"
Leg Inseam- 28 3/8"

40 Short
Chest- 22 3/8"
Hip- 23 1/4"
Sleeve Inseam- 21 1/2"
Leg Inseam- 28 1/2"

42 Short
Chest- 23 3/8"
Hip- 24 3/8"
Sleeve Inseam- 21 5/8"
Leg Inseam- 28 5/8"

44 Short
Chest- 24 3/8"
Hip- 25 3/8"
Sleeve Inseam- 21 3/4"
Leg Inseam- 28 3/4"

46 Short
Chest- 25 3/8"
Hip- 26 3/8"
Sleeve Inseam- 21 7/8"
Leg Inseam- 28 7/8"

48 Short
Chest- 26 3/8"
Hip- 27 3/8"
Sleeve Inseam- 22"
Leg Inseam- 29"

34 Regular
Chest- 19 3/8"
Hip- 20 1/8"
Sleeve Inseam- 22 5/8"
Leg Inseam- 30 1/8"

36 Regular
Chest- 20 3/8"
Hip- 21 1/4"
Sleeve Inseam- 22 3/4"
Leg Inseam- 30 1/4"

38 Regular
Chest- 21 3/8"
Hip- 22 1/4"
Sleeve Inseam- 22 7/8"
Leg Inseam- 30 3/8"

40 Regular
Chest- 22 3/8"
Hip- 23 1/4"
Sleeve Inseam- 23"
Leg Inseam- 30 1/2"

42 Regular
Chest- 23 3/8"
Hip- 24 3/8"
Sleeve Inseam- 23 1/8"
Leg Inseam- 30 5/8"

44 Regular
Chest- 24 3/8"
Hip- 25 3/8"
Sleeve Inseam- 23 1/4"
Leg Inseam- 30 3/4"

46 Regular
Chest- 25 3/8"
Hip- 26 3/8"
Sleeve Inseam- 23 3/8"
Leg Inseam- 30 7/8"

48 Regular
Chest- 26 3/8"
Hip- 27 1/2"
Sleeve Inseam- 23 1/2"
Leg Inseam- 31"

50 Regular
Chest- 27 3/8"
Hip- 28 1/2"
Sleeve Inseam- 23 5/8"
Leg Inseam- 31 1/8"

52 Regular
Chest- 28 3/8"
Hip- 29 5/8"
Sleeve Inseam- 23 3/4"
Leg Inseam- 30 1/4"

34 Long
Chest- 19 3/8"
Hip- 20 1/4"
Sleeve Inseam- 24 1/8"
Leg Inseam- 32 1/8"

36 Long
Chest- 20 3/8"
Hip- 21 1/4"
Sleeve Inseam- 24 1/4"
Leg Inseam- 32 1/4"

38 Long
Chest- 21 3/8"
Hip- 22 1/4"
Sleeve Inseam- 24 3/8"
Leg Inseam- 32 3/4"

40 Long
Chest- 22 3/8"
Hip- 23 1/4"
Sleeve Inseam- 24 1/2"
Leg Inseam- 32 1/2"

42 Long
Chest- 23 3/8"
Hip- 24 3/8"
Sleeve Inseam- 24 5/8"
Leg Inseam- 32 5/8"

44 Long
Chest- 24 3/8"
Hip- 25 3/8"
Sleeve Inseam- 24 3/4"
Leg Inseam- 32 3/4"

46 Long
Chest- 25 3/8"
Hip- 26 3/8"
Sleeve Inseam- 24 7/8"
Leg Inseam- 32 7/8"

48 Long
Chest- 26 3/8"
Hip- 27 1/2"
Sleeve Inseam- 25"
Leg Inseam- 33"

50 Long
Chest- 27 3/8"
Hip- 28 1/2"
Sleeve Inseam- 25 1/8"
Leg Inseam- 33 1/8"

52 Long
Chest- 28 3/8"
Hip- 29 5/8"
Sleeve Inseam- 25 1/4"
Leg Inseam- 33 1/4"



Tru-Spec 27-P Flight Suit Size Chart

Size Measurements needed:
Chest- Measurement of the largest part of your chest, usually right under your armpits.

Side Notes:
Regular Vs. Long:
- Regular leg inseam is 32" for all sizes.
- Long leg inseam is 35" for all sizes.
- Sizes small and 3XL are only available in regular and not in long.
Asian sizing Vs. Western Sizing:
- It is recommended that you purchase your suit one(1) size larger than normal to make sure you have enough room, as I believe their sizes are smaller than advertised. Ex: If you would fit a medium, you would need to purchase a large or the suit will be too small.

Size- Chest size

Small- 33-37"

Medium- 37-41"

Large- 41-45"

XL- 45-49"

2XL- 49-53"

3XL- 53-57"



Rothco Air Force Style Flight Suit Size Chart

Size Measurements needed:
Chest- Measurement of the largest part of your chest, usually right under your armpits.

Side Note:
- Small to XL will have a 33" leg inseam.
- 2XL to 6XL will have a 34" leg inseam.

Size- Chest size

Small- 33-37"

Medium- 37-40"

Large- 40-43"

XL- 43-46"

2XL- 46-49"

3XL- 49-52"

4XL- 52-55"

5XL- 55-58"

6XL- 58-60"
Last edited by RuBain on July 15th, 2009, 10:13 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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By Spooky
#141407
Your tru-spec sizing seems off to me
I used this chart when I bought from them and my Large fits me really comfortably even with clothes under it

https://secure.armysurplusforless.com/mensclothing.php
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By RuBain
#141581
Spooky wrote:Your tru-spec sizing seems off to me
I used this chart when I bought from them and my Large fits me really comfortably even with clothes under it

https://secure.armysurplusforless.com/mensclothing.php


You are right. I'm using the sizing from http://www.galls.com/TSAFF/style.html?assort=general_catalog&style=JS004 and I have it as waist size rather chest. Changed to be more accurate.
By JimCem99
#141766
Yeah, that's the thing about Rothco (besides the cheap quality of their merchandise) is that there's no long sizes. So tall guys like me can't get a flight suit from them (and a good thing too!)
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By Deadohiosky
#142036
RuBain wrote:Side Notes:
Regular Vs. Long:
- Regular leg inseam is 32" for all sizes.
- Long leg inseam is 35" for all sizes.
- Sizes small and 3XL are only available in regular and not in long.
Asian sizing Vs. Western Sizing:
- It is recommended that you purchase your suit one(1) size larger than normal to make sure you have enough room, as I believe their sizes are smaller than advertised.



Hiya, Im a tall/skinny guy about to get a Tru-Spec suit (6'2", ~155 lbs).
My measurements say I should get a medium long, but should I go a size up? Im not really sure what that bold part means. Thanks!
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By Ron Daniels
Moderator
#142079
One should also note that Nomex isn't a precise branding, it's a material type. You will find sizes vary from individual manufacturing houses and companies.
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By RuBain
#142170
Ron Daniels wrote:One should also note that Nomex isn't a precise branding, it's a material type. You will find sizes vary from individual manufacturing houses and companies.


Added this as well as explaining the tru-spec sizing better.
By mcquillion
#142173
Not trying to thread hijack or thread crap...but I was curious if anyone knows the best site or vendor to buy a Nomex flight suit from? I've checked ebay but they all seem different...any advice on who to go with?
By Ryver
#143036
Thanks for posting this. I already had to return one Nomex flight suit because it was rather tight around the midsection. In the end, I think I'll be going with a Tru-Spec, but this guide has definitely helped me be absolutely certain about the size to order.
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By RuBain
#144140
queue42 wrote:So, just for clarification, if I'm a 37 1/2 inch chest, I should get a large, not a medium?


If you're talking Tru-Spec sizing, I would say a large would be best. If you meant Rothco, I would stick with a medium, those suits tend to be very baggy... they make a skinny guy like me look fat. :sigh:
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By Peaugh
#156638
Wait, so a 48R in the nomex would fit a chest that was about 53" all the way around? My chest is 45-46 inches in circumference at the widest bit under my arm pits. Are you saying I should go with a 40R or 42R in the nomex? I've seen descriptions that sound like a 46R would fit a 46" circumference chest.
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By RuBain
#156670
You are better off with the 48R IMO. You'll need the extra inches for any clothes you wear underneath your suit and the fact that they need to be alil on the baggy side (but not too much) if you are going for a screen accurate look.
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By Peaugh
#156682
RuBain wrote:You are better off with the 48R IMO. You'll need the extra inches for any clothes you wear underneath your suit and the fact that they need to be alil on the baggy side (but not too much) if you are going for a screen accurate look.



48R it is! Thanks!
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By kind2311
#156878
It's not captain america. . . . he doesnt sell accurate suits like this LoL!

thats the real deal right there.

Since that is a stock picture, I would have asked for pics of the actual suit before I bought it, just to be safe.

Make sure you post pics when you get it :cool:
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By Peaugh
#156972
kind2311 wrote:It's not captain america. . . . he doesnt sell accurate suits like this LoL!

thats the real deal right there.

Since that is a stock picture, I would have asked for pics of the actual suit before I bought it, just to be safe.

Make sure you post pics when you get it :cool:


Will do. Never thought to ask for pics, it's listed as "new with tags." He's had a few negs over the past year over some of his exam books, but it looks like everyone who's bought a flight suit from him has been happy.
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By Peaugh
#157395
How much do these usually "shrink"? I saw above that used suits may be slightly smaller. I've purchased a 48R on ebay, but according to measuring myself right now, my measurements are:

Chest: 23" (46" total circumference/2)
Hips: 23" (46" total Circumference/2)
Sleeve Inseam: 21"
Leg inseam: 29"

I've ordered the 48R on the advice of RuBain, but the more I look at those numbers, if those are indeed accurate (and I don't doubt it), the 48R looks WAY too big. However, while the inseam measurements appear to be the same inm the listing, the listing appears to say that this suit will fit a 47-48" chest, which would be about right and give me a little breathing room. I might be able to switch it with the same dealer for a 42S, which MIGHT be just a tad too small.

Here's the listing:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWNX:IT


Any help guys?
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By RuBain
#157425
Not sure if this helps your decision at all, but my personal measurements would be very similar to a 34R. I purchased a used 38R and fits alil' baggy with pants and a shirt on. I've washed mine a few times already and it hasn't shrunk. I probably could have went with a 42R but I had the same issue as you thinking I may have ordered too large.

If I were you, I would at least wait until the 48R comes and try it on w/ clothes on. This way, if it doesn't fit you can return it and you'll have a better understanding on what size you would actually need.
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By Peaugh
#157427
RuBain wrote:Not sure if this helps your decision at all, but my personal measurements would be very similar to a 34R. I purchased a used 38R and fits alil' baggy with pants and a shirt on. I've washed mine a few times already and it hasn't shrunk. I probably could have went with a 42R but I had the same issue as you thinking I may have ordered too large.

If I were you, I would at least wait until the 48R comes and try it on w/ clothes on. This way, if it doesn't fit you can return it and you'll have a better understanding on what size you would actually need.



That's my plan. For the record, I wasn't calling you out over it or anything, I just held the tape measure around myself at the measurements listed for a 48R and they seemed HUGE. The seller has a return policy so I'm not too worried, and worst case scenario I can probably sell it some someone here at a decent price.
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By Peaugh
#157496
RuBain wrote:No problems man, we're all here to help each other out! :cool:


It's cool. I honestly didn't think I'd done anything to offend, nor did I get the impression you were offended, I just didn't want to waltz onto the boards and within two weeks start acting like an ass. Now if some of this stuff would just GET HERE so I'd know what fits! :lol:
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By Evil Tony
#157628
RuBain wrote:
queue42 wrote:So, just for clarification, if I'm a 37 1/2 inch chest, I should get a large, not a medium?


If you're talking Tru-Spec sizing, I would say a large would be best. If you meant Rothco, I would stick with a medium, those suits tend to be very baggy... they make a skinny guy like me look fat. :sigh:


i am exactly like this guy 37 1/2 chest....but....I measured myself with my clothes ON. LOL

T-shirt and jean shorts

So, with that said, should I go Large like RuBain? PLus I'm on the LOW end of that range which is 37 ( in 37 to 41)

I was wondering because maybe I wont need togo up an extra size (large) because I lready measured with clothes on?
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By wbundrick
#171315
I made a CWU-27/P size chart based on the numbers in the first post and sizing info at a website that sells new CWU-27/P (doubling those numbers that were indicated as being half the actual number). Corrections are welcome.

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From this chart you can visualize the trends in sizing:
  • The Chest is 4 3/4" more than the Size.
  • The Chest increases 2" in lockstep from one size to the next.
  • There is no difference in Chest between Short, Regular, and Long.
  • The Hip increases 2", sometimes 2 1/4" from one size to the next.
  • With only two exceptions in Sizes 34 and 48, the Hip does not change between Short, Regular, and Long, and when it does change for those two sizes, it's only a 1/4" difference.
  • The Sleeve increases 1/8" from one size to the next.
  • The Sleeve increases in 1 1/2" increments from Short to Regular to Long.
  • The Leg also increases 1/8" from one size to the next.
  • The Leg increases in 2" increments from Short to Regular to Long.
  • 50S and 52S do not exist in these standard sizes.
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