No matter what they say, SIZE MATTERS!
Suspenders sizing is not precise due to the amount of elasticity, adjustment capacity, and individual body shape, length and girth, whether buying pants from a catalog or suspenders online! Using a store's guidelines, you make your "best guesstimate".
We recommend that, if possible, you use the actual measuring method rather than guessing by height for suspenders. EXCEPT WHERE NOTED, OUR SUSPENDER SIZES ARE THE LENGTH OF THE SUSPENDER (IN INCHES), FULLY LET OUT.
ACTUAL MEASURING METHOD: Measure the distance from side-back waistline of pants for X-back, center-back waistline for Y-back, diagonally over the shoulder, to front waistline. Consider adjustment room. Rounding up, you want to order the size closest to your measurement, and if you like a lot of adjustment the next larger size might be your best choice. The number measurement (e.g. 42", 48", 54", etc) is the length of the suspender fully let out.
We can't guarantee fit, of course, any more than JCPenney's can guarantee that a particular size will fit even if your measurements suggest it will. We make the best recommendation we can without your having tried them on.
HEIGHT "GUESSTIMATE" METHOD if you're unable to measure the next best option is to guesstimate the size based on the person's height. Suspender sizing is very flexible, and most suspenders have a substantial amount of adjustability, and hence room for error. While the height of the person is the primary factor, but their width will also affect sizing. If the person is large of build or long in the torso, please move up to the next size at a lower height. When in doubt, select the larger size as you can make suspenders shorter but not longer.
ELASTIC suspenders size guestimates:
- 60" (XXL) for about 6'4" to about 6'10", or for the heavier guy (before ordering 60" suspenders we strongly suggest you use the Actual Measuring Method, above).
- 54" (XL) for 6'1" to about 6'5"
- 48" (L) for 5'9" to about 6'2"
- 42" (MED) for 5 ft. to about 5'9"
- 36" for about 5 yrs to about 5 ft. tall
- 30" for 2 to 5 yrs old
- 25" for about 9 months to about 24 months
WESTERN LEATHER and RUGGED COMFORT suspenders
Because there is a wide degree of variability in sizing between the various styles of suspenders in our western leather suspender category, we are unable to provide size guesstimates for these suspenders. To ensure a good fit we suggest that you always measure yourself (or the person who will be wearing the suspenders) and refer to the specific sizing information provided on each western leather product page to ensure that you order the correct size.