East German Army (NVA) sizes


People vary primarily in height and width. The East Germans took this into account in a very special way, combining the European sizing system numbers with German language and East German specialties.

Widths

Widths are like normal European sizing widths, except they do not affect length, and some sizes are left out to simplify things.

METRIC

SizeChestWaistEasy size
44 85-92 cm 71-78 cm Small
48 93-100 cm 79-86 cm Medium
52 101-108 cm 87-94 cm Large
56 109-116 cm 95-102 cm X-Large
60 117-124 cm 103-110 cm 2X-Large

IMPERIAL

SizeChestWaistEasy size
44 33.5" - 36" 28" 30.5" Small
48 36.5" - 39.5" 31" - 34" Medium
52 40" - 42.5" 34" - 37" Large
56 43" - 45.5" 37.5" - 40" X-Large
60 46" - 49" 40.5" - 43.5" 2X-Large

As a special touch suffix numbers are used to account for different body types, for an example SK48-0 or G52-1. These add or subtract 8 cm (a wee bit short of 3") from the waist as follows:

  • 0 = -8 cm, Athletic body with slender waist
  • No suffix = No effect, normal body type
  • 1 = +8 cm, Dad body
  • 2 = +16 cm, Beer belly

Lengths

Lengths are determined by letter codes. They are short for German words Sehr Klein, Klein, Mittelgroß, Groß, Sehr Groß and Übergroß. Here's what they mean:

Letter codeUser height (metric)User height (imperial)
SK 158-163 cm 5' 2" - 5' 4"
K 164-169 cm 5' 4" - 5' 6"
M 170-175 cm 5' 7" - 5' 9"
G 176-181 cm 5' 9" - 5' 11"
SG 182-187 cm 5' 11" - 6' 1"
ÜG 188-193 cm 6' 2" - 6' 4"
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