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Choosing the Right Size For Him




Just like with women's underwear, sizing on men's underwear can vary from one manufacturer to another.  And, as on HerRoom, HisRoom uses the same sizing the manufacturer does.  If you've purchased a brand before, just order whatever size you usually do.

The best way to get the right size is to measure and we provide a measuring guide below.

Every product on HisRoom also has a sizing chart to help you choose the right size once you have his measurements. However, since it's not always opportune to have your man stand there while you measure, we also suggest checking the sizes on the underwear in his drawer now.  Despite variations from manufacturer to manufacturer, that should give you a pretty decent idea.

We do have some tips to take the mystery out of men's underwear sizing:

• Most of our men's underwear is sized according to a man's waist size - not his pouch or cup size.  Our sizing charts can help you determine the proper size.

• If his waist measurement falls between sizes on the chart or is on the borderline, order the size larger or smaller based on the style or type of fit he prefers.

• Sizes are also based on waistband size for athletic wear such as jockstraps.  Again, for borderline sizes, choose a size up or down depending on a man's preference for what type of fit he's comfortable with.  Jock straps will mold to a man's shape over time, with washing and wearing.


Measuring Him Properly



How & What to Measure

Unlike bras, which involve calculations to determine size, with men's underwear the number of inches measured generally equals his size. Don't measure over shirts or pants.

Measure Him Properly: Chest

1. Chest:

With his arms at his sides, measure around his upper body under his armpits and over the fullest part of his chest and shoulder blades, keeping tape parallel to the floor.







Measure Him Properly: Sleeve

2. Sleeve:

His arm should be bent at 90 degrees, with his hand on his hip. Start measuring at the center of the back of his neck and measure across the shoulder, down to the elbow, then to the wrist. This will give you the sleeve measurement.




Measure Him Properly: Waist

3. Waist:

Measure around your body at the position you normally wear your pants. Make sure your measuring tape is horizontal with the floor. Another option is to measure the waistband of a well-fitting pair of pants (zippered and closed).








Laundering Information


“Should underwear be washed before wearing?”
That's what we recommend. Most items will feel more comfortable and fit correctly after they've been washed.

As with any other clothing, wash underwear with "like" colors to avoid discoloration, i.e., whites with whites, pastels with pastels, and darks with darks. Use non-chlorine bleach when needed and remove garments promptly from dryer to reduce wrinkling.

White and colored underwear

Machine wash warm and tumble dry on medium, separately of course.

Socks

Machine wash warm with similar colors, Using non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry medium.

Jersey Knits

Machine wash cold and tumble dry on low. Do not iron if there are any decorations or embellishments.

Cotton

Machine wash warm. Use non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry medium. If necessary, press with a warm iron.

Cotton/LycraÆ spandex

Machine wash warm. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry medium. If necessary, press with a warm iron.

Cotton/Polyester

Machine wash warm. Use non-chlorine bleach if needed. Tumble dry low. Do not iron.

Micro Fiber

Machine wash warm, Using a mild liquid laundry detergent. Tumble dry low or line dry. Do not use fabric softener, dryer sheets, or bleach. Micro fibers dry in 1/3 the time of other fabrics, so time dryer accordingly and remove promptly when dry. Do not iron.

Nylon Tricot

Machine wash cold, using non-chlorine bleach when needed. Don't use fabric softener. Tumble dry low. Do not iron.

Polyester/Lycra/Spandex

Machine wash warm, using non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry medium. Do not iron.




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