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Sizing Information

 

 

Uniform ordering opens April 1 and closes May 15, 2024

Our uniform shirts are pretty true to size but if you are unsure or have a student who is hard to fit, please make an appointment below for a 1:1 try-on session.  

 

Uniform try-on is offered by appointment only.  No walk-ins will be accommodated.  Appointments times are limited and filling fast.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Appointments are held MWF between 12:00 - 4:45 March 1 through May 12.  

 
 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION BEFORE YOU BEGIN ORDERING

If you miss the ordering deadline - May 15, 2024 - or transfer to DCHS over the summer, you will be able to buy two cotton short-sleeve uniform shirts and one uniform sweatshirt from the Campus Store's available stock when we open for uniform pickup on August 19 at 10am. 

If you need more than what you order now, additional items may be ordered or purchased from any remaining stock beginning August 23, 2024.


 

Welcome to Dowling Catholic High School!

 

 Here is your step by step guide to ordering uniforms for your incoming OR returning student BEGINNING April 1, 2024

 

STEP 1 - MEASURE YOUR STUDENT

While our uniform shirts run true to size, we HIGHLY recommend you measure your student before ordering. Also keep in mind that the cotton shirts are a 60% Cotton/40% Poly blend and will shrink a little when dried.

How To Measure:

Neck- Measure around the neck, just below the larynx.

Chest/Bust - Measure under the arms and around the fullest part of the chest.

Sleeve - Measure from the center of the back at the base of the neck across the shoulder and down to the wrist.

MENS SIZE CHART

These charts represent body measurements, not garment measurements. This chart is a guide only. 

SIZE           NECK          CHEST         SLEEVE
S              14"-14.5"       34"-36"      32.5"-33"
M             15"-15.5"       38"-40"      33.5"-34"
L              16"-16.5"       42"-44"      34.5"-35"
XL            17"-17.5"       46"-48"      35.5"-36"
2XL          18"-18.5"       50"-52"      36.5"-37"
3XL          19"-19.5"       54"-56"      37.5"-38"
 

Are you concerned the size small might be too big for your male student?  I'll let you in on a secret...the only difference between the COTTON men's and the women's shirts is the direction of the button placket.  MANY men order the women's cotton shirts because they JUST FIT BETTER and no one can tell the difference.  If your son is between a youth XL and a men's S, order the women's cotton medium for a better fit. **the tag does say ladies, most moms cut the tag after they are sure the shirts fit as the shirts can't be exchanged after the tag has been cut.**

This tip does NOT apply to the Performance (dry fit) polos as the women's is cut much different than the men's.

 

WOMENS SIZE CHART

These charts represent body measurements, not garment measurements. This chart is a guide only.
 
SIZE                 BUST          SLEEVE          BOTTOM
S (4-6)            32"-33"          31.5"            33"-34"
M (8-10)          34"-35"          32"              35"-36"
L (12-14)         36"-38"          32.5"            37"-39"
XL (16-18)       40"-42"          33"               41"-43"
2XL (20-22)     44"-46"          33.5"            45"-47"
 
Classic Fit Standard silhouette straight down the body and standard length
 

YOUTH SIZE GUIDE

M (10-12)            L (14-16)           XL (18-20) 
 
The youth shirts tend to be BOXY and short in the torso - the Campus Store does not recommend the youth shirts due to inconsistencies in sizing.  If your student has a long torso, I'd steer you away from the youth shirts.  See the note above about ordering women's shirts for male students. 
 
 

OTHER UNIFORM TIPS

TALL SIZES - Talls are only available by special order and in men's short sleeve cotton shirts.  Women's shirts are not available in tall BUT some have ordered either men's cotton shirts or men's TALL cotton shirts and had them tailored to fit their student.

Some have had their shirts tailored to fit better. Totally optional and up to you.  

Hickman Tailors - 515-271-5256 have altered uniform shirts for many DCHS families.

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STEP 2 - ORDER

ORDERING OPENS ON APRIL 1, 2024 AND CLOSES MAY 15, 2024

Order through our website and choose to have your order shipped to your home OR you can pickup your order in August.
 

Please take a moment to read our return and exchange policy as UNIFORM ITEMS CANNOT BE RETURNED AND EXCHANGES ARE LIMITED

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STEP 3: SHIPPING OR PICKUP

FOR SHIPPING:  Orders placed on or before May 15, 2024, will begin shipping on July 1, 2024 in the order received. All orders should arrive by August 16, 2024.

FOR PICKUP:  Orders placed on or before May 15, 2024, will be available for pickup beginning August 19, 2024

More information will be communicated later in the summer, but for planning purposes, pickup will begin on August 19, 2024 at the times listed below.    
*These dates and times are subject to change. 

Monday, 8/19
10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday, 8/20
10 am - 6 pm
 
 
If you cannot pickup during the offered times, please make arrangements for a friend to pick up your order or have your order shipped to your home.
We will not offer uniform pickup during orientations or during Freshman Mass.

 

The Campus Store will close for the summer on Friday, May 17, 2024 and will reopen for regular hours on Friday, August 23, 2024.  Uniform pickup will begin on August 19; times and locations will be communicated later in the summer

PICK UP ADVANTAGE!! 

You will have access to all of the NEW spirit gear before the rest of the community when you shop while picking up your uniforms!

 

PLACE YOUR UNIFORM ORDER
(link will become live on 4/1/24)