About Measuring

When taking measurements the tape should be held flat against the body; it should be held snug enough so not droop, but never so tight as to feel restrictive.
• All measurements should be taken to the nearest quarter (.25) inch.
• Do not add wiggle room to your measurements. We will adjust the fit based off of your selected preferences and build. All measurements are “skin measurements”.

1. Neck
• 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 is ____.____ inches.

2. Full Chest
• 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 is ____.____ inches.

3. Full Shoulder Width
• 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 is ____.____ inches.

4. Right Sleeve
• Measure from the end of the right shoulder to the “Pinch” of the right hand.
• The “Pinch” of the hand is found where the base of the thumb and the base of the index finger intersect (approximately 1 inch above the index finger knuckle).
• Double check this measurement.
• Right Sleeve is _____._____ inches.
5. Left Sleeve
• Measure from the end of the left shoulder to the “Pinch” of the left hand.
• Double check this measurement.
• Left Sleeve is ______._____ inches.

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

7. Wrist
• Measure around the fullest part of the wrist.
• You need only measure one side.
• Wrist is ________._______ inches.

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

9. Hips/Seat
• Measure around the fullest part of your hips and buttocks.
• My Hips/Seat is ________._______ inches.

10. Front Jacket Length
• 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 is ________._______ inches.

11. Front Chest Width
• 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 is ____.____ inches.

12. Back Width
• 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 is ____.___ inches.

13. Half Shoulder Width (Right)
• Measure from the end of the right shoulder to the base of the right side
of the neck.
• We define the “Side of the Neck” as the point at which the vertical plane
of the neck intersects the horizontal plane of the shoulder.
• My Half Shoulder Width (Right) is _____.____ inches.
14. Half Shoulder Width (Left)
• Measure from the end of the left shoulder to the base of the left side of the neck.
• My Half Shoulder Width (Left) is ______._____ inches.

15. Full Back Length
• Measure from the base of the back of the neck to the floor.
• We define the “base of the back of the neck” as the point at which the 7th cervical bone is located. To easily find this point, have the person being measured tilt his head forward so that the “knobby” bone at the base of the neck becomes obvious. Once located, you can have the person stand straight again and then measure.
• No shoes please!
• Double check this measurement.
• Full Back Length is ______.______ inches.

16. Half Back Length
• Measure from the base of the back of the neck to the top of the pants waistband area.
• Half Back Length is ______.______ inches.

17. Trouser Waist
• 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 is ________._______ inches.

18. Trouser’s Outseam
• 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 is ______._____ inches.

19. Trouser’s Inseam
• Measure from the lowest part of your crotch area to the floor.
• Make sure the tape is tight along the inside of your leg, that you are standing straight, and then measure.
No shoes please!
• Trouser’s Inseam is ______.______ inches.

20. Crotch
• 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.

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

23. Right Full Sleeve
• Measure from the base of the rightside  of the neck to the pinch of the right hand
• This is a “check” measurement. This measurement should be within a half inch of measurements 4 and 13 combined. If not, recheck those two measurements.
• Right Full Sleeve is ______.______ inches.
24. Left Full Sleeve
• Measure from the base of the left side of the neck to the pinch of the
left hand
• This is a “check” measurement. This measurement should be within a half-inch of measurements 5 and 14 combined. If not, recheck those two measurements.
• Left Full Sleeve is ______.______ inches.

22. Knee
• Measure around your knee at its widest point.
• You need only measure one side.
• My Knee is ______._______inches.