Flame Resistant (FR) Clothing Sizing FAQs

1What's the correct way to measure to ensure a proper fit?

From our years of experience, we’ve found the best way to ensure a proper fit is through our on-site fittings. Be sure to participate if Tyndale comes to your work location. If you’re unable to do so, use the information below as a guide to determining your size:

  • Neck: Select a collared shirt that fits you well. Lay the collar flat and measure from the far end of the button hole to the button. Round up to the nearest _” for your neck measurement.
  • Sleeve Length: Bend your elbow 90 degrees and place your hand on your hip. Hold the tape at the center back of your neck. Measure across your shoulder to your elbow, and down to your wrist bone. The total length in inches is your sleeve length.
  • Chest: Measure just under arms and across shoulder blades at the widest part of the chest. Be sure the tape measure is parallel to the floor. If waist is greater than chest measurement, use waist measurement.
  • Waist: At your natural waistline, measure where your pants would normally ride. For an accurate measurement, do not measure over other clothing.
  • Inseam: Measure a pair of pants with a good fit in length. Lay the pants flat and measure along the inseam from the crotch to the bottom of the leg hem.
2Does Tyndale carry garments in unusual sizes (i.e. Extra Small, 5XL Long)?

Yes! Tyndale offers one of the broadest sizing ranges in the industry. We offer shirts, sweatshirts and jackets in sizes Small-5XL, with some women’s products available in Extra Small. We also carry many shirts and jackets in sizes L-5XL Long. Tyndale generally carries pants in a 28”-34” (as well as 36” unfinished) inseam and waist size of 28”-60”

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3How do I know what size to purchase?

Be sure to participate in an on-site fitting if you have the opportunity. Tyndale includes a garment sizing chart with our catalogs and on our website to help you decide which size might fit best. FR garments, like many other garments, are susceptible to shrinkage and should be ordered to accommodate this shrinkage. Refer to our shrinkage chart for more detailed information. Sizing may vary across manufacturers.

4I need to buy a coverall and am confused about which inseam length to order.

Since a coverall is made to fit over one or more layers of clothing, a properly fitting coverall will have a shorter inseam than the inseam of the pants you usually purchase. Coveralls will fit lower than pants, so a 30” coverall inseam is considered “average,” and a 32” coverall inseam is considered “long.” If you typically buy pants with average inseams of 28”-32”, a coverall with a 30” inseam will most likely be your best option. If you typically buy pants with a longer inseam, such as 34” or 36”, a coverall with a 32” inseam will most likely fit you.

5I ordered a Carhartt “long” size from the Tyndale catalog and received a Carhartt “tall” size instead. Is there a difference?

A Tyndale “long” and a Carhartt “tall” both have 2” added to the arms and 2” added to the length. In order to maintain consistency, Tyndale lists tall / long garments as simply “long” in our catalog and on our online ordering site. Carhartt simply uses the word “tall” instead of “long”. There is no sizing difference.