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Any one here a man who wears overalls/boiler suit - sizing question . . ..

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Sadik Thu 23-Mar-17 22:02:54

Long story, but I'm trying to buy a pair of these overalls as a gift for a man who generally takes a large. He's 5' 10", weighs around 11 stone. Any help very gratefully recieved!!!

Redtartanshoes Thu 23-Mar-17 22:06:58

They are chest sizes. At 11 stone I'd be surprised st large... unless he's wearing a lot of layers. 42-44 I reckon on the basis too big is better than too small

Redtartanshoes Thu 23-Mar-17 22:07:43

I'm not a man btw... but do work in construction. 😊

Sadik Thu 23-Mar-17 22:10:07

Yes, he generally wears them over a heavy jumper, and also quite broad shouldered I think. I was thinking of going for the 44 which says it = chest size 42 (bit random confused ). He can always change them, obvs, but as it's for a present it'd be nice if it did come out right.

Sadik Thu 23-Mar-17 22:11:10

I also wear overalls but am a shortarse rather small so just buy the smallest size available and then take them in grin

Sadik Fri 24-Mar-17 09:14:08

Have bought the 44 - fingers crossed they'll be near enough. I guess they're not a fashion item so size not so critical!

Redtartanshoes Sat 25-Mar-17 06:26:19

Yep I wear a lot of PPE... at 5"2 everything is too big grin

randomsabreuse Sat 25-Mar-17 06:42:05

DH has to concern himself with body length - 6 foot, 73kg- as they don't need to stay up on the waist his primary concern is minimising the wedgie...

Chattermummy Sat 25-Mar-17 06:57:00

Do overalls not work in height? I am female but wear them at work. I had to get a large as I am 5'11 - I could fit another 3 people in beside me. Think bodylength is key for fit

randomsabreuse Sat 25-Mar-17 10:50:05

DH is long in the back and obviously overlong sleeves and legs are not great either - there's an assumption on proportion that can be a pain...

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