Measuring Guide 2017-11-08T09:55:32+00:00

Full Body Measuring Guide (15 min)

Read this before changing your measurements in Your Account or on the product page.

You will need:

  • A fabric measuring tape (we take all our measurements in centimeters).
  • Assistance from a friend (the measurer)
  • A well fitting shirt, pair of trousers (preferable suit trousers). Inseam measurement can otherwise be a bit difficult.

When taking measurements:

  • Keep the measuring tape comfortably snug, but not tight. Tailors will make the clothes so that they fit to your body, with the correct allowances.
  • All measurements should be made with 1 finger between your skin and the measuring tape.

Printable measuring tape

Neck

  1. Measure around your neck at the height where your collar, if buttoned, would be.
  2. The neck measure is taken around the neck with the measuring tape resting on your shoulders.
  3. The tape should be comfortably touching the skin, with enough room so that you do not feel restricted.

Chest

  1. Measure around the chest and body at its widest part (typically right under the armpits and shoulder blades, right across the nipples).
  2. 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”.
  3. Make sure the tape is horizontal and the person’s arms are by their side (arm marked with red dot •), then take a normal breath and measure.
  4. Do not puff out your chest
  5. Double check this measurement.

Waist

  1. Measure the circumference around your waist at its widest point just above the navel.
  2. 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”.
  3. Make sure the tape is horizontal and take a normal breath and measure.
  4. Do not puff out your chest.

Hip

  1. The hip measurement is a circumferential measurement. NOTE! please measure directly on the body i.e. not outside of the garment or on top of a belt.Measure around your waist at the level where you would normally wear your pant’s belt.

Seat/bum

Measure around the widest part of your hips and buttocks.

Shoulder width

  1. This measurement is much easier if you wear a shirt that fits good to have the shoulder seams as start/endpoints.
  2. Measure from the end of the right shoulder to the end of the left shoulder. The endpoints of the shoulder is where the shoulders start to slope (where a good fitting shirt has the shoulder seams).
  3. Measure close to the neck just a bit from the collar.
  4. Double check measurement.

Shirt arm lenght

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Wrist

  1. Measure around the fullest part of the wrist.

Shirt length

The shirt length measurement is taken from the top of the shoulder, close to the mid side of your neck, following your body down to the point where you want your shirt to end.

Inseam

  1. The inseam is measured from the lowest part of the crotch along the inner side of the leg straight down to the floor. Stand upright, do not bend the leg.
  2. No shoes please!