Black Jacket Suiting

My Measurements

Body Size (Centimetre Measurements)

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How to Measure

Neck
  1. Measure around your neck at its widest point.
  2. This should be at the height where your buttoned shirt collar would sit.
  3. Leave room for one finger between the neck and the tape.

Chest
  1. Relax and do not puff out your chest.
  2. Measure around the widest part of your chest. The tape should go right under the armpits before dropping the arms.
  3. Ensure the tape also goes around the widest part of the back and does not slip down.
  4. The tape should be level all the way around and usually crosses just above the nipples.
  5. Leave room for one finger between the chest and the tape – the tape should not restrict normal breathing.
  6. Please double check this important measurement.

Stomach
  1. Relax and do not suck in your stomach.
  2. Measure around the fullest part of your stomach - usually just below the belly button.
  3. The tape should be level all the way around.

Leave room for one finger between the stomach and the tape – the tape should not restrict normal breathing.

Sleeve
  1. Relax your arm by your side.
  2. Measure from the top edge of your shoulder (usually where the seams meet on your shirt).
  3. Have the tape follow down your arm towards the back of the elbow.
  4. Use the elbow to anchor the tape and continue to measure down the back of the arm to the wrist line (where your watch would usually sit).
  5. Ensure the tape remains in contact with your arm.

Waist
  1. Relax and do not suck in your stomach.
  2. Ensure the tape makes contact with your skin, not clothing.
  3. Measure around your waist, just above the top of your pants.
  4. This should be at a point of your underwears waistband.
  5. Leave room for one finger between the waist and the tape.

Thigh
  1. Measure around the widest part of your thigh.
  2. This is usually at the highest point under the trouser crotch.
  3. Ensure the tape does not slip down at the back of the leg
  4. It helps to angle the tape slightly upwards while measuring.
  5. Leave room for one finger between the thigh and the tape.

Outside Leg
  1. It is best to take this measurement barefoot.
  2. Stand straight.
  3. Measure from the top of your waistband (top of underwear band) along and down the outer seam of your pants to the floor.
  4. Ensure the tape is held firm, straight and follows the outer, middle line of your leg.

Jacket Sleeve
  1. Lay the sleeve flat.
  2. Measure from the point where the shoulder seam meets the armhole seam.
  3. Have the tape follow down the middle of the sleeve to the end of the cuff.
  4. Ensure the tape is held firm, straight and falls flat along the fabric.

Trouser Half Waist
  1. Lay the trouser flat and buttoned up.
  2. Measure from edge to edge of the waistband by extending the tape along the lower seam of the
  3. Ensure that you follow the contour of the seam, the trouser is flat and that the tape follows along the fabric.
  4. If necessary round up to the nearest whole centimeter.
  5. Please do not double this measurement (we will do this for you).

Trouser Half Thigh
  1. Lay the trouser sideways and flat.
  2. Fold one trouser leg up to expose the crotch and inseam.
  3. Measure horizontally just underneath the crotch by extending the tape from one side to the other.
  4. Ensure the trouser is flat, the tape is held firm, straight and follows along the fabric.
  5. If necessary round up to the nearest whole centimeter.
  6. Please do not double this measurement (we will do this for you).

Trouser Length
  1. Lay the trouser sideways and flat.
  2. Measure from the top of the waistband down the outer seam to the end of the cuff.
  3. Ensure the trouser is flat, the tape is held firm, straight and follows along the outer seam.