At GK, years of pattern development have taught us that the most accurate way to ensure proper fit is to rely on body measurements. An individual's perception of fit may vary greatly; however, the GK Fit is scientifically engineered to move with the athlete for optimal performance. Measuring athletes takes the guess work out of selecting their size. It is quick, easy, reliable, and helps to achieve a similar fit for all team members.
The following size charts have been thoroughly evaluated to ensure that taking accurate athlete measurements will result in the correct size being ordered. To select the correct size, reference the appropriate GK size chart for the style being ordered to determine which size best corresponds to the athlete's measurements. When an athlete's measurement contains a partial inch, always round up to the next full inch. If an athlete's measurements fall across two sizes, order the larger size.
The goal of measuring is to determine the correct size to order for each athlete. Accurate measurements are vital to the proper fit of your athlete's apparel. Please make sure that all athletes are wearing fitted workout apparel during the measurement session.
First, measure the chest of the athlete while their arms are down at their sides. Be sure to take the measurement at the fullest part of the chest. Your measuring tape should always be parallel to the floor while taking the measurement.
When measuring the waist, wrap the tape at the natural waistline which is the narrowest part of the waist. If you are having trouble locating the natural waist, have the athlete bend to the side. The natural waist is where the body bends. Again, the measuring tape should always be parallel to the floor while taking the measurement.
Take the hip measurement at the fullest part of the buttocks with the athlete's feet together. Ensure that the tape measure is parallel to the floor.
Take the torso measurement from the center of the shoulder, down the torso, through legs, and back to the shoulder. This is the most important measurement you will take when measuring athletes for leotards, men's gymnastics competition shirts, and one piece cheer uniforms.
Take the leg inseam measurement by running the tape from the crotch to one inch above the floor. Measure the athlete without shoes.
GK offers fabrics that are produced to meet our exclusive stretch and quality standards. GK takes tremendous pride in having the best fabrics in the industry. As the leader in performance apparel, it's important for us to advise you of the tendencies of certain fabrics, as well as practices to avoid. Show More
Our fabrics can be grouped into two categories:
Fragile Fabrics need extra special care:
Important Washing Instructions for all fabrics:
Garment(s) must be washed separately. Turn garments inside out. Use a mild liquid detergent, gently hand wash in a large volume of cold water. Rinse immediately.
DO NOT allow garment to soak. Pat dry with a clean towel and use a thick plastic hanger to air dry.
DO NOT use fabric softeners. Fabric softeners negatively affect the adhesives used in our garments, causing the foil on our fabrics to discolor and the embellishments to fall off.
DO NOT dry clean. Dry cleaning uses harsh chemicals that can damage the fabric and embellishments used in our garments.
DO NOT iron. The heat from an iron can melt and/or discolor the delicate fabrics in our garments. Excessive heat can also weaken the adhesives used to attach the embellishments to the garment and cause them to fall off.
Elite Sportswear, L.P. will not guarantee any garment that is not washed and dried as directed. If you choose to combine sensitive fabrics and colors, it is at your own risk. GK may refuse returns on special orders in those combinations.
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