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How To Take Measurements

measurement figures


Neck: Measure around the neck just above the shoulders.

Sleeve: With arm relaxed at side and slightly bent, measure from center back neck, over point of shoulder, down the outside of the arm to the wrist.

Chest: Measure just under the arms and across shoulder blades with arms relaxed at side. Keep tape level.

Waist: Measure around the waist at your normal waistband. Note: For waistcoats, if your stomach is larger than your waist, please include that measurement also.

Inseams: Measure inside leg while standing. For breeches, from crotch to 2" below knee. For trousers, from crotch to desired length at ankle.

Rise: Measure from the front waist between the legs to the back waist. Required for trousers and breeches with a waist measurement of more than 48".


Neck to Waist: Measure from center back of neck, down the spine to the waist.

Bust: Measure around the fullest point of the bust, across shoulder blades. Keep tape level.

Skirt length: Measure from waist to desired length at ankle.

Hips: Measure around fullest point of seat while standing.

Thigh: Measure around fullest part of upper leg while standing.

Note: For women ordering mens clothing, give sizes asked for as well as bust, hips or thigh if applicable.