The RENT Sweater and Scarf

"How do I compare misses sizes to a junior sizes? I really don't know which I should order or which size would be a better fit."

Get out your measuring tape because there is a difference between each size range. The questions here is how does a Misses size compare to a Junior size.

In an earlier post, we covered the differences between the two size ranges but here are the measurements to determine specifically which Junior size comes closest to an "8" in the Misses size range.

There is one other factor which can throw off all "sizing" and measurements - how generous the manufacturer is in their idea of sizing. The easiest way to put it is this...when it comes to comparing sizes, the more expensive the brand, the more true to size and the more generous the wearing ease.

Have you ever had the opportunity to try on various sweaters of the same size but from different labels and manufacturers? Try it sometimes - you will be amazed.

Let's start by comparing Misses sizes to Junior sizes.

The difference is not just in the finished measurements. You can also tell the difference in the construction and finishing method. The high end garments will be full fashioned (individual garment pieces are made separately then assembled) rather than completed using the cut and sew method.

The big ticket items also provide you with more wearing ease above and beyond the design ease.

Please note that the measurements given below are your actual measurements not the finished measurements of the garment itself.

Also, the style of a garment will affect how it fits - outerwear [jackets, vests, coats and cardigans] has varying amounts of added wearing ease - they are designed to be layered over other garments.

Certain sweater styles have "negative" wearing ease...in other words they are literally smaller than your actual body measurements.

Please note the current delivery schedule posted in the right side bar.

Have you verified all your measurements and know exactly what you would like to order?

We've recently had a series of questions related to sizing and fit for the RENT sweater.  

Sizing questions will be covered in one or more blog posts about measurements and the fit of this particular sweater.


Please note than both standard sizes and custom sized knits are knit to order according to customer specifications.  

When personal measurements are not provided, we can only assume the customer has verified their actual measurements against the finished sweater measurements - just to make sure the garment will fit.

Verify the measurements provided in our sizing charts or contact us via email to discuss personal measurements. 

Knit fabric is very elastic and even more so in the case of the knit fabric for this sweater.  

The RENT® sweater is designed to reproduce a certain look with a unique fit but it cannot stretch to fit a much larger size.

Guide To The RENT© Sweater & Scarf 

As of January 2015, we no longer issue refunds on orders for "standard sizes" submitted without any sizing verification and result in a garment which "does not fit".  

The long sleeved, pullover sweater is designed to be *fitted*, with a bare minimum of wearing ease. 

Please read about the fit of this sweater and compare your actual measurements to our finished sweater measurements.

Detailed sizing information is available for both the men and misses sizes.  Click on appropriate link below to review the measurements for each standard size. 

Have a sizing question? Send us a note using this contact form.

Rent© Sweater and Scarf

I just received my reproduction sweater and scarf set from the movie and musical, Rent©.

The quality of workmanship is exquisite on the pieces!

At first I was skeptical about purchasing custom-made items on the internet, but all of my doubts are ultimately changed.

Customer service is the best I've seen (I used to work customer service for years) and the staff is ready and willing to help out with any and all questions and concerns. Thank you!

by Kyle
(Los Angeles, CA, USA)

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