BCT T-Shirt Size

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  1. Grizzly

    Grizzly Member

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    Current cadets: Do the T-Shirts issued during BCT shrink at all/run big or small? I am typically a size large, but the form asking for my T-Shirt size says to order one size larger if unsure of the correct size. Trying to figure out if I should go with large or extra large. Thanks.
     
  2. haleym

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    I think they tend to run pretty big- but I'm also a female, so I'm always swimming in the couple of mediums they accidentally gave to me.
     
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    They are extremely big. I have been wearing men's medium and large shirts all my life, and these are probably like a XL or XXL sized.
    Unless they switch the uniform, your going to swim in it no matter what.
     
  4. nolifepilot

    nolifepilot USAFA Cadet

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    I wear a men's small, and I ordered a men's small. The pc shirts didn't shrink for me, but the Abu shirts extend about an inch past my shoulder now haha. Just order what you normally wear and don't worry about it!
     
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    The shirts are very large. Shorts, however, are very small. My recommendation for PC shorts is to get the largest size available unless you like having shorts mid-way up your thigh or higher. Mine started off at an alright length but it feels as if they shrink every time I wash them, and everyone's shorts are really short.
     
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    The shirts are huge-I ordered XS, though, and they fit pretty well. I normally wear small or medium shirts.
     
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    Same with my DD. She ordered XS and they were still a bit large on her.
     
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    IF we ordered a size too large, will we still be able to try them on and get a different size on I-Day? I ordered medium, because I like my shirts to be super loose fitting, but I didn't know they ran so large, so I'd probably be better off with small or XS....
     
  9. USAFA83GradWife

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    Your t-shirts will have your name and year on it, so you're stuck with what you get. That is, until you order new ones.
     
  10. USAFA83GradWife

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    Which reminds me -- there were 2 cadets with the same last name, one male & one female. She ordered small and he extra large. You can guess what happened.

    They eventually found each other and switched t-shirts. :D
     
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