Our streetwear sizing guide for Asians will help you find the best fit.
Our streetwear sizing guide for Asians is a compilation of information and tips from streetwear community threads and experienced buyers.
In this edition of the sizing guide, we home in on three popular streetwear brands – Supreme, Palace and Kith.
Before we finally get to it, a word of caution: this guide aims to give you an idea of what definitely will or won’t fit. You’ll have to factor your preferred fit (e.g., true to size or oversized) and size up or down accordingly.
Key tip: Supreme’s Fall/Winter 2017 drops saw cotton tees arriving in sizes bigger than that of previous seasons’. Those who have been sizing up for drops that arrived between 2014 to Spring/Summer 2017 should not size up for the FW17 releases.
FAQ 1: I generally wear a medium. What size should I get for Supreme?
Answer: Go TTS (“true to size”) for tee collections pre-2014 and for FW17 drops. Size up to a large for collections that dropped between 2014 and Spring/Summer 2017.
FAQ 2: What about the sizing for other types of tees, hoodies and jackets?
Answer: Since the size change mentioned in the key tip above affects only cotton tees, we recommend sticking to TTS for the “cut and sew” tees, hoodies, sweatshirts and jackets. For Fall/Winter drops, though, expect a tighter fit for the hoodies, sweatshirts and jackets due to the thickness of such apparel.
Additional resource: Check out these comprehensive size charts for the Supreme FW17 releases on seiour.com. Also worth a read is this guide to shrinking or stretching your Supreme gear.
Key tip: Compared to the sizing of Supreme drops from 2014-SS 2017, Palace apparel has been known to be half a size bigger. But, with Supreme sizing up its gear for the FW17 drop, the sizing of both brands are now similar.
FAQ: I’m a medium for Supreme FW17 cotton tees. What size should I get for Palace tees?
Answer: As mentioned in the key tip, the sizing for both brands are now more similar, so get a medium for Palace apparel as well. Note, however, that Palace tees come with bigger sleeves, so the fit is looser around the arms. Also, you might want to size down for Palace’s “cut and sew” tees as they fit bigger compared to printed tees.
Key tip: Kith apparel tends to run big. If you are usually a medium, size down to a small for the best fit. It’s also worth remembering that Kith collaborates regularly with other brands, so sizes may vary where it comes to these cross-brand collab pieces, but that’s where the additional resource below comes in very handy.
Additional resource: These archived size charts by Kith of every collection released by the brand (including collaborative collections) are especially useful.
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