ARAMARK Sizing Chart / Guide

All you need for a proper fit for all your ARAMARK clothes.

How does ARAMARK sizing run?

True to size. That is, if you usually wear a large, then order a large from ARAMARK. Same goes for dress shirt sizing and footwear sizes.

Should I order a larger size if I layer other garments underneath?

No. Garments that lend themselves to layering are sized to accommodate layers.

How much will ARAMARK merchandise shrink?

The same as you'd expect from clothing from other suppliers. It depends on the fabric. Cotton wovens shrink 3%-5%, poly/cotton wovens shrink 2%-3%, cotton knits shrink 6%-8%, poly/cotton knits shrink 4%-6%, synthetics shrink 1% or less.

What's the difference between a regular and tall size? How do I know if I need a tall size?

Talls are sized 1 to 2 inches (depending on the fabric) longer in the sleeve and 2 inches longer in the overall body length. You should order a Tall if you are 6' tall or taller or if you like to wear your clothes with a little extra room or length.

How To Measure

Garment type Size Note

Neck: Take a shirt with a collar that fits you well. Lay collar flat and measure from center of collar button to far end of buttonhole. Number of inches = size. Or, measure around middle of neck. Tape should be snug, not tight.

Sleeve: Bend elbow, measure from center of neck in back to elbow and down wrist.
Number of inches = size.


Order 1 size up from regular pants waist size.


Measure around fullest part of chest, keeping tape up under arms and around shoulder blades. Or, lay garment flat; measure from 2” below underarm to other underarm. Double.


Measure around waist, over shirt (not over slacks) at the height you normally wear your slacks. Keep one finger between tape and body. Number of inches = size. Or, lay garment flat, measure across waistband. Double.


Measure around hand at fullest part (exclude thumb). If right-handed use right hand and vice versa. Number of inches = size. Small = 6”, Medium = 7”, Large = 8” and X-Large = 9”


Stand with heels together and measure around fullest part.


Measure around head with tape above brow ridges. Convert inches to hat size using the chart below.


Take a pair of pants that fit you well. Measure from the top of the inside of your leg to the bottom of the pants. Number of inches (to nearest full inch) = inseam length.


Measure from the top of neck front, down to the top of the inside of your leg, and up to the base of the collar in the back.

Tall Sizes:

Tall sizes are determined by the sleeve length and back length.

Apparel Care Instructions.

What You Should Do?

  • Read care labels in garments before washing.
  • Wash your new uniform separately for the first few times.
  • Treat difficult stains with liquid detergent or stain remover before washing.
  • Remove your uniform immediately from the dryer to avoid wrinkles.
  • Use a warm iron, if necessary. If you hang dry, use plastic or wood hangers.
  • Close zippers, empty pockets, remove name badges.

What You Shouldn't Do:

  • NEVER use bleach, especially chlorine-based bleach; it can damage or yellow fabrics.
  • NEVER mix whites or towels and colored uniforms in the same wash load.
  • NEVER use a high heat setting for drying.
  • NEVER leave a uniform in the dryer after cycle is over.
  • NEVER use wire hangers.

Treat a Spot Before it Becomes a Stain:

Spills and spots are an everyday problem on the job, but there are some things you can do to prevent spots from turning into permanent stains:

  • NEVER iron a spot. This can turn a spot into a permanent stain.
  • Treat a spot quickly. The longer a spot stays on the fabric, the harder it is to get out.
  • Pre-treat a spot before washing the uniform. NEVER dry your uniform until the spot is removed. Warm air in the dryer can “set” the stain and make it difficult or impossible to get out later.
  • For greasy spots, such as salad dressing, fat, oil or cream, pre-treat with a liquid detergent or spot remover.
  • For protein based spots such as milk, cheese, catsup or mustard, add pre-soak to the wash water before adding the uniform.
      Pre-spot heavy stains. Machine wash warm. Wash darks separately. Use only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Drip or tumble-dry low. Remove promptly from dryer. Use warm iron if necessary.
      Machine wash cold. Do not tumble dry. Use only non-chlorine bleach when necessary. Re-shape and dry flat. Do not iron.
      Machine wash warm. Do not bleach. Tumble dry warm. Do not iron.
      Machine wash inside out with like colors. Machine wash warm. Do not bleach. Do not iron. Do not dry clean. Warning: Not flame retardant. Avoid contact with open flame.
      Dry clean only.
      Hand wash, cold. Air dry.
Unisex Sizing Chart for Shirts and Tops
Alpha Sizing Male (Chest) Female (Size)
XS 30 2
32 4
S 34 6
36 8
M 38 10
40 12
L 42 14
44 16
XL 46 18
48 20
2XL 50 22
52 24
3XL 54 26
56 28
4XL 58 30
60 32
5XL 62 34
64 36
6XL 66 38
68 40
Unisex sizes are based on male sizes with a fit appropriate for both male and female. Match your size with the equivalent unisex size shown on the chart above
Men's Body Measurements for Shirts, Pants & Shorts
Alpha Sizing Neck Size Chest Waist Hips
XS 13 30 24 30
13½ 32 26 32
S 14 34 28 34
14½ 36 30 36
M 15 38 32 38
15½ 40 34 40
L 16 42 36 42
16½ 44 38 44
XL 17 46 40 46
17½ 48 42 48
2XL 18 50 44 50
18½ 52 46 52
3XL 19 54 48 54
19½ 56 50 56
4XL 20 58 52 58
20½ 60 54 60
5XL 21 62 56 62
21½ 64 58 64
6XL 22 66 60 66
22½ 68 62 68
Ladies Body Measurements for Shirts, Pants & Shorts
Chest /
XS 2 33¼ 25¼ 36¼
4 34¼ 26¼ 37¼
S 6 35¼ 27¼ 38¼
8 36¼ 28¼ 39¼
M 10 37¼ 29¼ 40¼
12 38¾ 30¾ 41¾
L 14 40¼ 32¼ 43¼
16 41¾ 33¾ 44¾
XL 18 43¾ 35¾ 46¾
20 45¾ 37¾ 48¾
2XL 22 47¾ 39¾ 50¾
24 49¾ 41¾ 52¾
3XL 26 51¾ 43¾ 54¾
28 53¾ 45¾ 56¾
Garment type Order This Size
  • Order by chest measurement.
  • For height 5'7”-6'0” order Regular
  • For height 6'1”-6'4” order Tall
  • For inseam greater than 34” order Tall
  • S (waist 30”-32”)
  • M (waist 34”-36”)
  • L (waist 38”-40”)
  • XL (waist 42”-44”)
  • 2XL (waist 46”-48”)
  • 3XL (waist 50”-52”)
Pants - Men's and Women's

Order by waist and inseam measurement when you place your order (even sizes only, except when otherwise indicated)


Order one size larger than regular waist size.

  • Allow extra room if extra heavy socks are worn.
  • If offered in whole sizes only and a half-size is needed, order the next largest size.
  • Women purchasing men's footwear order 1½ sizes smaller.
  • Widths vary by manufacturer.