Is there a difference between XXL and 2X in mens shirts?

Yes, check the size chart for the manufacturer. For instance, view the difference between a Nautica men’s sizes XXl and 2X below:

Do you know where you fall in a men's clothing size charts? Maybe you are shopping for a male and have a vague idea of their measurements however you're not sure exactly what size to choose.

Size charts can help you get a gift they do not have to exchange. The wonderful thing about men's clothing sizes is that they are usually fairly universal from store to store.


With shirts, you look at the sleeve length and neck size. On dress shirts, you’ll generally see both measurements listed. Sweatshirts and t-shirts don't fall into this category and you will need to choose from XS, S, M, L, XL, and so on.


For pants, you will look at the waist size and inseam to get the right fit. This goes for blue jeans, khakis, and dress pants. There are two exceptions: Sweatpants and suit pants. Suit pant sizes need a bit of additional math based on the regular pant size, and sweatpants are available in S, M, L, etc.


When buying a suit, the jacket will be based on chest size. For pants, the sizing is a bit different from regular pants. According to's US sizing chart, you subtract 6 from sizes 36-42, 5 from 44-46, and 4 from 48+, to get the correct pant size in suits.


Blazer size, is also dependent on the chest size. A man will usually wear the same size in a suit coat as in a blazer.

Clothing sizes in the United States are different than those found in most other countries. If you are a visitor from another country shopping for clothes in the USA, it might be useful to know the differences in US sizes. Check out this useful tool in converting local sizes to approximate US sizes at

Updated on Thursday, January 22 2015 at 09:09AM EST
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