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How to Measure Your Body

 

Neck around

Place the measuring tape around the neck at the height where the collar would normally rest. This will be just below your Adam’s apple. Stand relaxed. Do not crane your neck out or squeeze your chin down. The tape should be resting lightly on the skin, not squeezing it. Hold one finger under the tape measure to ensure some room for comfort.

 

Sleeve length

Ask a friend for help, stand with your hand resting on your hip, take the tape rule from shoulder at neck to your wrist.

 

 

 

Bicep Around

With your arm hanging at your side and relaxed, measure around your bicep at its fullest point. This is probably pretty close to your armpit. Make sure the tape measure is not too tight. Round up to the nearest half-inch. Don’t flex. Fine, flex. Done? Ok, now take the measurement.

 

Shoulder Width

This measurement will require a partner. Start the end of the tape on the outside edge of the shoulder where you want the yoke of the shirt to start. This is where the horizontal part of the shoulder meets the vertical part of the arm. Measure up over the curve of the shoulders and to outside edge of the other shoulder.

 

Chest Around

Run the measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest, tight up under your armpits and over the shoulder blades. Let your arms hang down in a relaxed, natural pose. Do not puff out your chest or arch your back in any sort of pose that isn’t natural or sustainable.

 

Bust Around

Stand with your back straight in front of a full length mirror, wrap the tape around your back, across your shoulder the shoulder blades and under arm, it should wrap around the fullest part your bust.

 

 

Upper Waist

Place your tape between your bra band and abdomen, take the tape from the back to the front. This is best done when there is nothing clinching your waist.

 

Lower Waist

Place your tape rule below your abdomen, still standing straight in front of a full mirror, take the tape round from the back to the front.

 

 

Waist Around

This is slightly different than the waist measurement you use when you buy pants, so don’t assume you know this. It’s important to stand in a relaxed, normal position (unless you’re able to suck in your stomach and hold your breath all day long). Run the tape around the fullest part of the belly. This is usually around the level of the belly button.

 

Half Length

Measure your front length, ask a friend to help, hold the end other tape, measure at the top of shoulder (base of neck) extend the tape to the front and down over your chest and to your natural waist.

 

 

 

Back Length

Ask a friend for help, stand with your back straight and your shoulders relaxed, hold the tape from centre of shoulder down to natural waist.

 

Hips

Wrap the tape around the fullest part of your hips and buttocks. Keep the tape rule parallel to the floor

 

Shirt Length

We need to know how long you want the shirt to be. Put the first end of the measuring tape at the base of the back of your neck and measure down your back to the point where you’d want the shirt to be. This point is usually the bottom of the buttocks, although you may want to go slightly longer if you plan to always tuck the shirt in, or slightly shorter if you plan to wear the shirt un-tucked.

 

Wrist Around

Measure around your wrist around the wrist bone. Hold the tape measure tight to your skin, but do not squeeze your wrist. Round up to the nearest quarter inch. We will add 2 inches to this measurement when we calculate your cuff circumference.

 

 

 

Dress Length

Stand with your back straight and legs together, hold the tape and measure at the top centre of your shoulder along the front of your body, over the fullest part of your chest and down to your knee or your preferred desired hemline/length.

 

Skirt Length

Stand with your legs together in front of the mirror, hold the end of the ape, measure at the centre of natural waist and extend the tape to your knees or preferred, desired hemline.

 

 

Crotch Measurement

Measure from the back of your waistband (taken while measuring your waist), down and around, upto the front of your waistband. Please consider the waist rise as provided above, for calculating the crotch

 

Thigh

Measure the circumference of the fullest part of your thigh. Wrap the tape measure around your thigh from front to back and then around to the front. You may be tempted to cheat by lowering the tape measure a few inches, but then you won’t get an accurate measurement

 

Ankle Around

Place your tape rule round your ankle, with both ends of the tape joining together in front.

 




Trouser Measurment
1.      Inseam: Measure from the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg on the inside seam.
2.      Outseam: Measure from the bottom of the leg to the upper edge of the waistband.
3.      Trouser length:  Stand with your legs together in front of the mirror, hold the end of the ape, measure at the centre of natural waist and extend the tape to your ankle.


TYPE OF FIT
For most men, we suggest starting with our standard or “office appropriate” Slim Fit. It will be nicely fitted to you, yet still comfortable and not too tight. However, if you prefer a particularly tight fit, dislike any excess fabric around the chest, waist and arms, and are not bothered by slight tightness or limited range of motion, consider the Super Slim Fit. Conversely, if you appreciate a generous, roomy fit that does not hug your body, then select the Classic Fit. This will be looser around the chest and arms and boxier through the stomach.

 

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