Sizes and Samples

Sizes Explained

All sizes for tops or trousers on the site will have chest or waist size (in inches) associated with it. This will either be in the size itself, or can be seen at our size guides page here. For example, if the the size of a top is listed as "LY 30/32", this is a large youth size and is design to fit a 30 to 32 inch chest. Likewise, if a pair of trouser are a size "M 32", they are a medium and designed to fit a 32 inch waist.

Each brand will have different interpretations for sizes and our size guides are those provided by the brands in their official catalogues. These are advisory sizes only and we would always recommend to purchase a sample first if you are unsure of a size before buying a set or having personalisation done on the garments.

Stanno and adidas items are usually a slim fit style so it is advised to look at going a size up on their garments. For instance if you are a 40" chest, it'd be better choosing Large rather than Medium for adidas or Stanno items unless you prefer a slim, tighter fit.

Due to children growing at different rates, the age ranges shown on the size guides are a suggestion only so it is advised that you choose your size based on the chest and waist measurements. Again for adidas, especially on jerseys, the length of the jerseys is shorter than a Nike or Joma jersey so we would advise going a size up on adidas jerseys for juniors to ensure a better and longer lasting fit. For example, an average-sized 11 year old would be better wearing an XLY in the adidas football jerseys and adidas training wear.

If you are unsure of what size to order, we recommend you order a sample first.

Ordering Samples

If you are unsure of what size to order, and plan on having print or embroidery added to your garments, we recommend ordering a sample first. Personalised items cannot be returned unless there is a manufacturing fault.

To order a sample simply place an order for one of each size of garment that you may need, without any print or embroidery. After your order is placed, you should email admin@directsoccer.co.uk to notify us that this is a sample order. You will receive free delivery on your main order if you have paid for delivery on your sample order.

Once your team has tried on the garments, you will need to send them back to us. We require all returns in original condition - unused with all packaging and tags intact.

You can then place your full order with all the printing and embroidery required, safe in the knowledge that they will fit.

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