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Measuring Instructions

We suggest that you Print this page and perform the measurements off-line.
You may contact us at any stage if you have a question.

Helpful Hints:

  • You will need a dressmakers tape.
  • You will need someone to measure you.
  • Wear light clothing (T-Shirt and jeans is fine).
  • The tape should be firm but not tight.
  • You will get the chance to specify a snug or loose fit later so donít add or subtract.
  • Stand upright and relaxed.
Measurements for all styles
Height Without shoes.

     

Weight Wearing light or no clothing
Waist 2 inches above navel These are the midriff measurements

First find your navel (bellybutton) and wrap the tape around and record measurement (see Figure 1).

Repeat at the specified distances above and below the navel level.

 

Waist at navel
Waist 2 inches below navel
Waist 4 inches below navel
Seat 6 inches below navel  
Seat 8 inches below navel  
Measurements for Jackets and Suits
Chest (Men) Wrap the tape around the chest, over the shoulder blades as high up in the armpits as possible, then place your arms by your sides and relax. Record measurement. (Fig 3)

     

     

Bust/chest (women) As above but over the bust line. (fig 3)
Under Bust (women) Just under the bust line. (fig 3)
Half Back (fig2) Position arm as shown (fig 2). Measure from the center of the spine (about 6 inches down from the nape of the neck) to straight across to level with the pivot point of the shoulder (ie. where the arm joins the shoulder).

Arm: From center of spine as above, all the way along the arm to the wrist bone.

 

Arm (fig 2)
Wrist circumference
Bicep With bicep flexed
Forearm With forearm flexed
Neck Close measurement around the base of the neck
Front Body length From the notch in the sternum (base of neck) to level with the crotch. (see fig 3)
Measurements for Pants and Suits
Crotch to Knee (Fig 4 A) Measure from level with crotch to level with the center of the knee (bend your leg slightly to make it easier to see the kneecap).

        

Navel to Knee (Fig 4 B) Measure down the outside of the leg from level with the navel to level with the center of the kneecap.
Navel to Ankle (Fig 4 C) As above, but measure to level with the ankle bone
Thigh (Fig 4) Measure around the fullest part of the thigh
Calf (Fig 4) Measure around the fullest part of the calf.
Inseam Measure from crotch to ankle
Desired fit
Snug fit  Average fit  Loose fit   
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