Measuring Guide 2018-03-05T10:12:29+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).

IMPORTANT!  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. (especially important with short measurements).
  • Stand in a natural position and breath normally.
  • Don’t flex or pull in your stomach!
  • Look straight forward, not down and not up, when taking torso measurements.

Printable measuring tape: Download

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.
  4. Remember to keep a finger in between the measuring tape and the skin.

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, then breath normally and measure.
  4. Do not puff out your chest
  5. Double check this measurement.

Frontside of the Chest

  1. Measure at its widest part (typically right across the nipples).
  2. The measurement should be as snug as the chest measurement.
  3. Make sure the tape is horizontal and the person’s arms are by their side, then breath normally and measure.
  4. Do not puff out your chest.

Back Shoulder

  1. Measure at its widest part. On the same level as the chest measurement.
  2. The measurement should be as snug as the chest measurement.
  3. Make sure the tape is horizontal and the person’s arms are by their side, then breath normally and measure.
  4. Do not puff out your chest

Stomach

  1. Measure the circumference around your stomach 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/stomach.

Hip

  1. Measure around the widest part of your seat across your 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.

Arm lenght

  1. Start the measurement from where you started the shoulder measurement above. That is where the shoulder starts to slope or where a good fitting shirt has its shoulder seam.
  2. Measure with a straight arm.
  3. End the measurement in between the two upper thumb bones.
  4. Double check this measurement.

Armpit

  1. Measure around your armpit and over your shoulder.
  2. Make sure the measuring tape is not too tight and that you can put one (1) finger in between the measuringtape and the body.
  3. OBS: Make sure the measuring tape is not cutting into the armpit. It must be relaxed and NOT too tight.

Wrist

  1. Measure around the wrist.
  2. Remember to keep a finger in between the measuring tape and the skin.

Shirt length

  1. The shirt length measurement is taken from the top of the shoulder, where the collar ends on the side of your neck, following your body down to the point where you want your shirt to end.
  2. For a untucked shirt the measurement should end on the upper half of the marked area in the image.
  3. For a tucked shirt the measurement should end on the lower half of the marked area in the image.

Jacket length

  1. The jacket length measurement is taken from the top of the shoulder, where the collar ends on the side of your neck, following your body down to the point where you want your jacket to end.
  2. Since the majority of us do have arm lengths that are proportional to our height, if you measure down to the point between your Basilar joint and your first thumb knuckle (proceeding image), your jacket will come back at the appropriate length.

Waistcoat length

  1. The waistcoat length measurement is taken from the top of the shoulder, where the collar ends on the side of your neck, following your body down to the point where you want your waistcoat to end.
  2. We recomend that you end the measurement 7.5 cm below your belt line. OBS: This is when wearing your trousers as high as is right when wearing a suit pants. If you are unsure how high this is it might help tucking in your shirt and putting on a proper suit pant.

Trouser waist

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

Trouser lenght

  1. Measure from the top of where you usually have your trousers down your straight leg.
  2. For a regular length end the measurement at the floor. If you want a shorter trouser, end it a bit higher up.
  3. No shoes please!

Thigh

  1. Measure around the upper middel part of the thigh at its widest part.

Cuff

  1. This dimension is the circumference of the bottom of the trousers.
  2. Note that this measurement will be the final cuff measurement. It is not your ankle measurement.

Crutch

  1. Start the meauserment in the front, on the top of the trouser where you usually wear your trousers.
  2. End the meauserment at the same line but in the back.
  3. Dont meausure too loose nor too tight. We make the trousers exacly like this measurement.