Basic Information

A Tailored Suit Measurements









Put Measurements

Neck:

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
Full Chest:

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
Full Shoulder Width:

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
Right Sleeve:

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

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
Bicep:

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
Wrist:

7. Wrist

Measure around the fullest part of the wrist.
You need only measure one side.
Wrist is
Waist / Stomach :

8. Waist / Stomach

Measure around the fullest part of the waist/stomach or right below your bottom ribs, whichever is greater
Jacket Waist is
Hips/Seat:

9. Hips/Seat

Measure around the fullest part of your hips and buttocks.
My Hips/Seat is
Front Jacket Length :

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
Front Chest Width :

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
Back Width:

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
Half Shoulder Width (Right):

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.
The tape should be comfortably touching the skin, with enough room so that you do not feel restricted.
My Half Shoulder Width (Right) is

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
Full Back Length:

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
Half Back Length :

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
Trouser Waist:

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
NeckTrouser's Outseam:

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
Trouser's Inseam:

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
Crotch:

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
Thigh:

21. Thigh

Measure around your thigh at its widest point.
You need measure only one side.
My Thigh is
Knee:

22. Knee

Measure around your knee at its widest point.
You need only measure one side.
My Knee is
Right Full Sleeve:

23. Right Full Sleeve

Measure from the base of the right side 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

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