How to measure

Taking the time to measure yourself for the best fitting suit before purchasing it will save you time and money, as well as ensure you get the appropriate size.

  1. Neck Measurement

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  • Measure around your neck at the height where your collar, if buttoned, would be.
  • This measurement should be taken along the lower section of the neck, below your Adams Apple and above your Sternal Notch.
  • The tape should be comfortably touching the skin, with enough room so that you do not feel restricted.
  • My Neck Measurement is ____.____ inches.
  1. Full Chest Measurement

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  • Measure around the chest and body at its fullest part (typically right under the armpits and shoulder blades, right across the nipples).
  • Hold the tape against the body tight enough so that it does not slip down, but not so tight that it restricts breathing. It should be “snug”.
  • Make sure the tape is horizontal and the person’s arms are by their side; then take a normal breath and measure.
  • Do not puff out your chest
  • Double check this measurement.
  • My Full Chest Measurement is ____.____ inches.
  1. Full Shoulder Width Measurement

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  • Measure from the end of the right shoulder to the end of the left shoulder.
  • We define the “End of the Shoulder” as where the horizontal plane of the shoulder intersects the vertical plane of the arm (see illustration).
  • Double check measurement.
  • My Full Shoulder Width Measurement is ____.____ inches.
  1. Sleeve Measurement

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  • Measure from the end of the left shoulder to the “Pinch” of the left hand.
  • Double check this measurement.
  • Left Sleeve Measurement is ______._____ inches.
  1. Bicep Measurement:

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  • Measure around the fullest part of the bicep with the arms by your side.
  • You need only measure one side.
  • My Bicep Measurement is ______._____ inches.
  1. Waist / Stomach Measurement

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  • Measure around the fullest part of the waist/stomach or right below your bottom ribs, whichever is greater.
  • Jacket Waist Measurement is ________._______ inches.
  1. Hips/Seat Measurement

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  • Measure around the fullest part of your hips and buttocks.
  • My Hips/Seat Measurement is ________._______ inches.
  1. Front Jacket Length Measurement

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  • Measure straight down the front from the base of the neck (right or left side) to the point level with your thumb knuckle.
  • My Front Jacket Length Measurement is ________._______ inches.
  1. Front Chest Width Measurement
  • With the person’s arms by their side, measure across the front of the chest.
  • Start at the front of the right armpit, continue measuring across the nipples, and then stop at the front of the left armpit. Do not measure under the arms.
  • This is the front part of the full chest measurement we took in step 2.
  • My Front Chest Width Measurement is ____.____ inches.
  1. Back Width Measurement
  • With the person’s arms by their side, measure across the back.
  • Start at the back of the right armpit, continue measuring across the shoulder blades, and then stop at the back of the left armpit. Do not measure under the arms.
  • This is the back part of the full chest measurement we took in step 2.
  • My Back Width Measurement is ____.___ inches.
  1. Trouser Waist Measurement

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  • Measure around your waist at the level where you would normally wear your pant’s belt.
  • With the tape measure snug around your waist, relax, and take the measurement.
  • Don’t be alarmed if this measurement seems larger than expected; off-the-rack pants are normally labeled as being smaller than what they really are.
  • Trouser Waist Measurement is ________._______ inches.
  1. Thigh Measurement

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  • Measure around your thigh at its widest point.
  • You need measure only one side.
  • My Thigh Measurement is ______._______inches.
  1. Crotch Measurement

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  • Measure from the front top of the pant’s waistband to the back top of the pant’s waistband.
  • Make sure not to take this measurement too tight.
  • Crotch Measurement is ______._______ inches.
  1. Trouser’s Outseam Measurement

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  • Measure from the top of your pant’s waistband to the floor along the outside of your leg.
  • Make sure the tape is tight, that you are standing straight, and then measure. No shoes please!
  • Double check this measurement.
  • Trouser’s Outseam Measurement is ______._____ inches.