Junior Sizing Guide

VAT on Junior's Sports Kit

Children’s clothing is normally charged at zero rate VAT. If you are buying from a shop it is easy to tell which garments are for juniors - they are in the children’s section. However, when you are buying custom made or mail order kit, the VAT rules can get a little more complicated.
This page has been produced to help our customers sort out which garments they can buy at zero rate VAT and which garments they have to pay VAT on.
UK HM Revenue and Customs have very complete information in the VAT section of their web site, aimed at manufacturers and retailers. Here is our guide for customers.

If you are only buying garments for adults or juniors aged 14 and over:
 
You will be paying standard rate VAT (20%) on all garments. Please order as garments for adults on our order form. There is no need for you to read any more of this page. Return to ordering.

If you are purchasing only for Juniors (children younger than 14):
 
If all garments that you are ordering are shown to be children's sizes in our info/prices section (i.e. for Under 14’s) all garments can be purchased at zero rate VAT. Please order as garments for juniors on our website (selecting the “junior” sizes). There is no need for you to read any more of this page. Return to ordering.

 

A general guide

It has been a long term VAT principle that children's garments are zero rated and adults garments are charged at standard rate VAT. However, there has always been a difficulty in deciding what a juniors garment is and what an adults garment is. Many children under 14 fit into what Customs & Excise say are "adults sizes" and a proportion of adults, generally smaller women, will fit into sizes of clothing that can be sold to children at zero rate VAT. On quite a few occasions the adults sized clothing for children under 14 can be purchased at zero VAT. The bad news is that adults that fit into juniors sizes clothing still have to pay standard rate VAT - Customs and Excise aren't that generous!
 
One Garment, Two Prices...
 
In effect, some garment sizes (the smaller adult ones) can be purchased either with or without VAT - it depends on who is going to wear the garment. When invoicing we have to assume that these garments are for adults (and charge the VAT) unless we are told that they are for juniors. Customers are asked to choose the “junior” size options, to indicate if any garments are for children under the age of 14.
 

What is the Age Limit?

For VAT purposes, juniors are under 14 years of age. Garments purchased for children 14 years or over have to be charged at standard rate VAT. Garments purchased for children under 14 are not necessarily charged at zero VAT - it depends on the organisation type and size of garment.
 
Please keep on reading...we didn't invent these rules...

Organisations for Children of Ages Below and Above (or at the age of) 14 e.g. Secondary Schools:
The garments for juniors under 14 years of age (which fit within the maximum garment sizes for zero VAT) can be purchased at zero VAT. These garments have to be indicated as “juniors” garments when ordering. Clothing for larger children under 14, where the garment does not fit into the maximum sizes below, will have to be purchased at standard rate VAT. Adult sized garments for children 14 years or over will be charged at standard rate VAT.
 
Organisations which contain only adults and/or children over 14 years of age e.g. companies, universities, sixth form colleges:
All garments for adults and children aged 14 or over, must be purchased at standard rate VAT.
 
Organisations which are not primarily youth organisations, but may contain a few young children e.g. rowing clubs, cycling clubs, netball clubs:
Garments which are shown as juniors’ sizes on our price list can be purchased at zero rate VAT. All other garments must be purchased at standard rate VAT.
 
Maximum Garment Sizes for Zero Rate VAT for our Godfrey Sports Garments:
From our sizing chart, size Medium and any smaller sizes can be purchased at zero rate VAT if they are to be purchased for juniors under 14 years of age. The garments for these children must be identified as garments for juniors at the time of placing the order, by selecting the “junior boys” or “juniors girls” or “juniors” sizing options, when choosing the sizes and quantities on your order.
Garments that are our size Large or above, must be purchased at standard rate VAT.

Please note that this is only our guide to the VAT regulations, affecting the garments we supply. The VAT regulations can be changed at any time, without warning.

 

 

Junior Size Guide

How to measure

Chest
Measure around the fullest part of the chest, keeping the tape under your arms.

Waist
Measure around waist at its narrowest part.

Inside Leg
Take a pair of trousers that fit you well. Measure from the crotch seam to the bottom hem of the trouser leg.

 

* Sizes with '*' are custom made garments only, not standard mail order. For extra length or specialist measurements please give us a call.

 

Female Dress size

The ladies dress sizes are for a quick reference only. It is to choose your kit, based on the measurements in the size guides further down this page.

  Dress Size
XS 8
S 10
M 12

 

Godfrey All-In-One Rowing Suit and G-Suit

The Godfrey All-In-One and G-Suit are designed to be a close fitted garment, (following the contours of the male or female form). They are intended to be worn next to the skin. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

  Boys Girls Height
  Chest Waist Chest Waist Feet tall (Metres tall)
XS* 34" (86 cm) 28" (71 cm) 32" (81 cm) 28" (71 cm) 4’11”-5’3” (1.50m-1.60m)
S 36" (91 cm) 30" (76 cm) 34" (86 cm) 30" (76 cm) 5’2”-5’6” (1.57m-1.68m)
M 38" (96 cm) 32" (81 cm) 36" (91 cm) 32" (81 cm) 5’5”-5’9” (1.65m-1.75m)

 

Godfrey Leggings

The Godfrey Leggings are designed to be a fitted garment, (following the contours of the male or female form). They are intended to be worn directly next to the skin. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

  Boys Girls
  Waist Inside Leg Waist Inside Leg
XS* 26 - 28" (99 71cm) 26 - 27" (66 - 69cm) 26 - 28" (99 71cm) 26 - 27" (66 - 69cm)
S 28 - 30" (71 - 76 cm) 28 - 29" (71 - 74 cm) 28 - 30" (71 - 76 cm) 28 - 29" (71 - 74 cm)
M 30 - 32" (76 - 81 cm) 30 - 31" (76 - 79 cm) 30 - 32" (76 - 81 cm) 30 - 31" (76 - 79 cm)

 

Unisex Godfrey Classics Gilet with 2” (5cm) room

The Godfrey Classic Gilet is designed with 2” (5cm) extra room to accommodate for layering garments underneath. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

How to measure length for the Gilet:

  Chest Collar bone to hem
(Front hem)
XS* 34" (86 cm) 20” (51.5cm)
S 36" (91 cm) 21” (53.5cm)
M 38" (96 cm) 21.5” (54.5cm)

 

Boy’s and Girl's Elite & Mazu Fitted Gilet with 1” (2.5cm) room

The Godfrey Elite & Mazu Gilet is designed to be a fitted garment, (following the contours of the male or female form), however we have allowed 1" (2.5cm) extra room to accommodate for layering garments underneath. As the Elite & Mazu Gilets are anatomically designed sports gilets there is less room for as many layers than our Classic Gilets, and G4 & G2 Splash Jackets. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

How to measure length for the Gilet:

  Boys Girls
Size Chest Collar bone to hem
(Front hem)
Chest Collar bone to hem
(Front hem)
XS* 34” (86cm) 21” (53cm) 32” (81cm) 18” (46cm)
S 36" (91cm) 22” (56cm 34" (86cm) 19” (48cm)
M 38" (96 cm) 23” (58cm) 36"(91cm) 20” (50cm)

 

Unisex G2 and G4 Splash Jackets with 4”(10cm) room

The G2 and G4 Splash Jackets are designed with 4” (10cm) room to accommodate for layering garments underneath. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

Unisex size Chest Collar bone to hem
(Front hem)
XS* 34" (86 cm) 21” (53cm)
S 36" (91 cm) 22” (56cm)
M 38" (96 cm) 23” (58cm)

 

Unisex Godfrey Fleece with 2” (5cm) room

The Godfrey Fleece is designed with 2” (5cm) extra room to accommodate for layering garments underneath. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

How to measure length for the Fleece:

Unisex size Chest Collar bone to hem
(Front hem)
S 36" (91 cm) 23½” (59.5cm)
M 38" (96 cm) 24½” (62cm)

 

Boy’s and Girl's Fitted Singlet

The Godfrey Singlet is designed to be a fitted garment. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

Boys Chest Girls Chest
XS* 30 - 32" (76 - 81 cm) XS* 30 - 32" (76 - 81 cm)
S 32 - 34" (86 - 91 cm) S 32 - 34" (86 - 91 cm)
M 34 - 36" (86 - 91 cm) M 34 - 36" (86 - 91 cm)

 

Unisex Performance Baselayer Fitted Tees

The Performance Baselayer T-shirt is designed to be a fitted garment. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

Unisex size Chest Collar bone to hem
(Front hem)
XS* 34" (86 cm) 21” (53cm)
S 36" (91 cm) 22” (56cm)
M 38" (96 cm) 23” (58cm)

 

Unisex Shell Trousers and Waterproof Trousers

Unisex Size Waist Inside Leg
XS* 28 - 30" (71 - 76 cm ) 26" (68cm)
S 30 - 32" (76 - 81 cm ) 28 (71cm)
M 32 - 34" (81 - 86 cm ) 30" (73cm)

 

Unisex High Back Shorts

The Godfrey High Back Shorts are designed to be a fitted garment. They are intended to be worn directly next to the skin. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

Unisex Size Waist Inside Leg
XS* 28” (71cm) 7.5” (19cm)
S 30" (76 cm) 8” (20cm)
M 32" (81 cm) 8.5” (22cm)

 

Unisex Performance, Finesse and Classics Shorts

The Godfrey Performance, Finesse and Classic Shorts are designed to be a fitted garment. They are intended to be worn directly next to the skin. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

Unisex Size Waist Inside Leg
XS* 28” (71cm) 6.5” (17cm)
S 30" (76 cm) 7” (18cm)
M 32" (81 cm) 7.5” (19cm)

 

Unisex Godfrey Zephyr and Short & Long Sleeved Cotton T-shirt

The Godfrey Zephyr and Short & Long Sleeved T-shirts are designed to be a loose fitting garment for a comfortable feel. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

Unisex size Chest Collar bone to hem
(Front hem)
XS* 34" (86 cm) 26” (66cm)
S 36" (91 cm) 27” (68cm)
M 38" (96 cm) 28” (71cm)

 

Calf Protectors

The Godfrey Calf Protectors are designed to be worn next to the skin. The Calf Protectors have 4cm stretch to allow a comfortable fit to the individual’s leg.

Unisex size

To Fit Size of Calf Circumference

Length Calf Protector

Small - Medium 13" (33.5cm) 10 12" (27cm)

* Sizes with '*' are custom made garments only, not standard mail order. For extra length or specialist measurements please give us a call.

 

Cycling Kit

Unisex Cycling Jersey - Fitted

The Godfrey Cycling Jersey is designed to be a fitted garment. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

Unisex size Chest Collar bone to hem
(Front hem)
XS* 34" (86 cm) 21” (53cm)
S 36" (91 cm) 22” (56cm)
M 38" (96 cm) 23” (58cm)

 

Unisex Full-Zip Cycling Gilet

The Godfrey Custom Full-Zip Cycling Gilet is designed to be a fitted garment. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.
How to measure length for the Gilet:

Unisex size Chest Collar bone to hem
(Front hem)
XS* 34" (86 cm) 22” (56cm)
S 36" (91 cm) 23” (58cm)
M 38" (96 cm) 24” (61cm)

 

Unisex Godfrey Cycling Bib- shorts

The Godfrey Cycling Bib- shorts are designed to be a close fitting garment with a light vest top and straps to go over the shoulders for comfort & support. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

Unisex size Waist Inside Leg
XS* 26” (66cm) 6.5” (16cm)
S 28” (71cm) 7” (17cm)
M 30" (76 cm) 7.5 (19cm)

 

Unisex Cycling Skin Suit

The Godfrey Cycling Skin Suit is designed to be a tight fitting garment. It is intended to be worn directly next to the skin. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

Unisex size Chest Waist Inside Leg Height
Feet tall (Metres tall)
XS* 34" (86 cm) 26” (66cm) 6.5” (16cm) 4’11”-5’3” (1.50m-1.60m)
S 36" (91 cm) 28” (71cm) 7” (17cm) 5’2”-5’6” (1.57m-1.68m)
M 38" (96 cm) 30" (76 cm) 7.5 (19cm) 5’5”-5’9” (1.65m-1.75m)

 

Unisex Cycling Hypervent Baselayer

The Cycling Hypervent Baselayer is designed to be a fitted garment. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

Unisex size Chest Collar bone to hem
(Front hem)
XS* 34" (86 cm) 21” (53cm)
S 36" (91 cm) 22” (56cm)
M 38" (96 cm) 23” (58cm)

 

Unisex Cycling Conte City Jersey

The Godfrey Cycling Conte City Jersey is designed to be a loose fitting garment for a comfortable feel. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

Unisex size Chest Collar bone to hem
(Front hem)
XS* 34" (86 cm) 26” (66cm)
S 36" (91 cm) 27” (68cm)
M 38" (96 cm) 28” (71cm)

 

Cycling Arm Warmers

The Godfrey Cycling Arm Warmers are designed to be worn next to the skin under the cycling jersey.

Unisex size

To Fit Size of Bicep circumference

Length of Arm Warmers Cuffs circumference
S 9-10" (23-26cm) 17 12 " (45cm) 16 cm
M 10 14 -11 12" (26-29cm) 18" (46cm) 17 cm

 

Cycling Leg Warmers

The Godfrey Cycling Leg Warmers are designed to be worn next to the skin under the Cycling Bib Shorts. The Leg Warmers have 4cm stretch to allow a comfortable fit to the individual’s leg.

Unisex size

To Fit Size of Thigh Circumference

Inside Leg Length Ankle Circumference
S 15 3⁄4" (40cm) 23 12" (60 cm) 8" (20.5cm)
M 16 12 " (42cm) 24 3⁄4" (63 cm) 8 3⁄4" (22cm)

 

Cycling Knee Warmers

The Godfrey Cycling Knee Warmers are designed to be worn next to the skin. The Leg Warmers have 4cm stretch to allow a comfortable fit to the individual’s leg.

Unisex size

To Fit Size of Thigh Circumference

Length of Knee Warmers Calf Circumference
S 15 34" (40cm) 15 12" (39 cm)  1112" (29cm)
M 16 12" (42cm) 15 34" (40 cm) 12" (30.5cm)

 

Cycling Overshoes

The Godfrey cycling Overshoes are designed with 2 holes on the sole & heel for use with cleats.

Unisex size UK Shoe Size European Shoes Size US Shoe Size
  Men's Women's Men's Women's Men's Women's
Small 5 3 -4 - 5 38 36 - 37 - 38 6 5.5 - 6.5 - 7.5
Medium 6 - 7 - 8 6 - 7 - 8 39/40 - 41 - 42 39/40 - 41 - 42 7 - 8 - 9 8.5 - 9.5 - 10.5

* Sizes with '*' are custom made garments only, not standard mail order. For extra length or specialist measurements please give us a call.

 

Netball Kit

Netball V Neck and Crew Neck Tops

The Netball V-Neck and Crew Neck Tops are designed to be a fitted garment. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

Size Girls Chest Size
XS* 34” (86cm)
S 36" (91 cm)
M 38" (96 cm)

 

Netball Pro-Tops

The Pro-Top is designed to be a very close fitted garment. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size.

Size Girl's Chest Size
XS* 34” (86cm)
S 36" (91 cm)
M 38" (96 cm)

 

Netball Godet Dresses

The Godet Dress is designed to be a fitted garment. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size. The skirt sections of the dresses are standard lengths, so if you want longer, please call.

Size Girl's Chest Size Girl's Dress Sizes
XS* 34” (86cm) 8
S 36" (91 cm) 10
M 38" (96 cm) 12

 

Netball Venus Dresses

The Venus Dress is designed to be a fitted garment. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size. The skirt sections of the dresses are standard lengths, so if you want longer, please call.

Size Girl's Chest Size Girl's Dress Sizes
XS* 34” (86cm) 8
S 36" (91 cm) 10
M 38" (96 cm) 12

 

Netball Bella Dresses

The Bella Dress is designed to be a very close fitted garment. Please take this into consideration when choosing your size. The skirt sections of the dresses are standard lengths, so if you want longer, please call.

Size Girl's Chest Size Girl's Dress Sizes
XS* 34” (86cm) 8
S 36" (91 cm) 10
M 38" (96 cm) 12

 

Netball Skort

The Netball Skort is made with an elasticated waist band.

Size Girl's Waist Optional Length of Skirt
XS* 26" (66cm)
14"-16" /
35.5cm -40.5 cm
S 28" (71cm)
M 30" (76cm)

 

Netball A-Line and Kick Pleat Skirts

The Netball A-Line and Kick Pleat Skirts are made with an elasticated waist band.

Size Girl's Waist Optional Length of Skirt
XS* 26" (66cm)
12"-14"-16" /
30.5cm -35.5cm -40.5 cm
S 28" (71cm)
M 30" (76cm)

 

Netball Knickers

  Girl's Dress Size
XS 8
S 10
M 12

* Sizes with '*' are custom made garments only, not standard mail order. For extra length or specialist measurements please give us a call.