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Old 11-06-2006, 09:57 PM   #1
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Uniform sizing

On a Russian uniform size, what does the number after the dash mean? For example, in 52-3 what does 3 mean?
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Old 11-07-2006, 04:04 AM   #2
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this is for corpulence I think.
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Old 11-07-2006, 07:13 AM   #3
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Russians use a 5 point scale, from 1 (smallest among the slimest) to 5 (the other end of the scale).

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Old 11-07-2006, 08:18 AM   #4
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so 52-3 would mean the guy has 42" (russian chest size subtract 10 is american) chest and is a 3 with 1 being slimmest.
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uniform sizing

Isn't the -x for height? During my time in Moscow, the dealers explained that the tack number was for height: 1 for short, 5 for tall.
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Old 11-09-2006, 03:07 PM   #6
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yes, that might also be possible. what would a 46-3 be then? what would the height of the person be?
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