Shirting, Basics, Knitwear, Outerwear
We utilize Virtusize for our fit visualizer and size charting methods. While a common provider of fitting for garments with some of Europe's best retailers, it has yet to be widely adopted in United States. This measurement method may be somewhat different from other retailers you have shopped with, so please refer to this guide when taking the measurements for your garments.
If you don't already have one, we also recommend creating a Virtusize profile where you can save all of the garments you have measured for future purchases. That way, you won't have to re-measure your garments the next time you are looking to buy from us, or any Virtusize retail partner.
Below is how we have utilized and adapted the Virtusize measuring guide for the creation of measurements for the products we carry. For the best possible fit please follow the illustrated steps provided. Please be aware that with some of our garments there is a possibility of 1/2" difference between items of the same style and size.
Length: Measure straight down from the highest point of the shoulder (usually where the collar meets the body) to the bottom.
Chest: Measure straight across the garment 1” below where the bottom of the sleeve meets the body.
Sleeve: From the center of the back of the neck, measure straight across to the outside edge of the shoulder, and then down the top of the sleeve to the bottom of the cuff.
Shoulder: Measure straight across the back of the shirt, from the outside edge of one shoulder (at the top of the sleeve) to the other.
Hem: Measure straight across the bottom of the shirt.
Inseam: Measure down the inside seam of the leg, from the bottom of the crotch seam to ankle.
Waist: Measure straight across the top edge of the waistband, outside edge to outside edge.
Hip: Measure straight across the front of the trousers, 1” below the zipper.
Thigh: Measure straight across, from 1" below the top of the inseam. From the inside edge of the inner seam to the outside edge of the pant.
(Provided for use with your trousers and denim for a superior fit.)
Knee: We measure 13” from the top of the inseam down the leg to find the location for the knee measurement. Here we differ from the Virtusize guide, which calls for a slightly different method for locating the knee. The Virtusize method is better suited for a hemmed fit, whereas with the generally unhemmed nature of the selvage and heritage products we carry this would give a false location far to low on the leg.
Ankle opening: Measure straight across the bottom of the leg.
Front rise: With the front of the trousers facing you, measure along the seam from the bottom of the waistband to the top of the inseam.
Back rise: With the back of the trousers facing you, measure along the seam from the bottom of the waistband to the top of the inseam. Try to get the seam as flat and straight as possible before you take the measurement.
Viberg boots though listed as in US sizing is actually closer to UK sizing. Meaning, you will often be a full (1) to (1.5) sizes down from a Brannock Devise measurement or sneaker size. However, this can vary depending on the last, construction technique, and pattern used. Lined and/or Goodyear Welted styles may require a (.5) size larger than other Vibergs depending on foot shape. Below is a list and descriptions of the Viberg lasts that we carry and recommendations for each:
2030 Last: Based on a last used for Canadian Military Officer's dress uniform footwear. It features an almond-shaped elongated toe, average waist, low heel and an overall shallow profile. The result is a sleek looking boot that can accommodate most foot shapes. The 2030 is very comparable to an Alden Barrie D/E last in terms of fit and sizing. We also find most feet are the same size in a 2030 as a Tricker’s 4497s last. We typically recommend at least a half (.5) size down from most US boot manufacturers like Red Wing. The 2030 last is the most common Viberg last, and a good basis of comparison to others in regards to size and shape.
2045 Last: A traditional Munson last developed by the US army to accommodate the wide range of foot shapes while being as anatomically correct. The 2045 features more width and height in the forefoot with a slight bump toe, but has a moderate waist and a low-narrow heel. Designed to accommodate almost all foot shapes, the 2045 is a great option for those whose prefer a true heritage boot shape or have wider feet. As a general rule, the 2045 is half (.5) size down from the 2030 last.
2040 Last: Based on a Munson style last to accommodate a wide range of foot shapes and be anatomically correct. Slightly less dramatic than the 2045, the 2040 still features more width and height in the forefoot with a very slight bump toe, but has a moderate waist and a narrow heel. Designed to accommodate almost all foot shapes, the 2040 is a great option for those whose prefer a true heritage boot shape, have wider feet, or are not well suited for the 2030. As a general rule, the 2040 is usually similar sizing as the 2030 last.
1035 Last: Developed as an alternative to fit to the 2030 with maintaining certain aesthetics, this newer last is a cross between the 2030 and 2040. This last adopts the toe box shape of the 2040 and has accommodating forefoot area width, but has a similar shallow profile to the 2030. The waist is an average width between the 2030 and 2040, while the heel height is similar to the 2040 and heel shape is from the 2030. As a general rule, the 1035 is usually similar sizing as the 2030 last.
310 Last: A vintage last pulled from the archives with a completely different feel and shape from all others with a wider fitting in the toe, forefoot, waist, and heel with a substantial height in the front foot profile. It features a raised heel for a natural gait when walking a strong bump toe. While the fit is very different from other Viberg lasts, the sizing is based on where your foot sits in the bed, rather than by width in any particular area. As a general rule, the 310 is usually similar sizing as the 2030 last.
All sizes listed are UK and most commonly you will be (1) to (1.5) sizes down from a US Brannock Devise measurement, or US sneaker size. We find that Tricker's usually equates to the same size as a Viberg 2030 and an Alden Barrie last, or a half (.5) to a full (1) size down from other US boot manufacturers like Red Wing.
4497s Last: the most common last by Tricker's for a reason, as it has average proportions designed to accommodate most foot shapes. Generous but not wide in the toe box, waist and heel this last seems to fit most feet very well once the correct size is obtained.
4444 Last: a more generous fitting last than the 4497s, and almost as a rule take (.5) size down from your normal Tricker's size when purchasing this last.
Boots with Gusseted Tongues
Gusseted tongues are designed to entirely prevent water and debris from entering the boot through the lace eyelets or the space between the tongue and the upper part of the boot. They are identifiable by a tongue which is connected up the entire interior side of eyelets stay. Before lacing up your boots, fold the gusset tongue over into a smooth "S" shape, and hold the tongue in this position while you lace up the boots. Below is a step-by-step picture guide on how to properly do so, to ensure a comfortable and proper fit.