How to Measure for a Custom Suit
Published at : 28 Dec 2020
How to Measure for a Custom Suit
Before the measurements begin we will want to start with a few guidelines in order to obtain the most accurate measurements. It is ideal for the subject to be in a pair of trousers and shirt that fits well. The subject should remove all items from his pockets. Next subject should remove his belt and make sure his shirt is properly tucked in. During the measurement process the subject should remain in a relaxed posture. He should not suck in, flex or move out of a relaxed standing position.
How to Measure the Chest for a Custom Suit
Measure around the most full part of subject's chest while standing in front of him. The tape measure should be at the largest part of the chest in the front and just below the blades in the back, making sure the tape measure is level all the way around.
How to Measure the Stomach for a Custom Suit
Measure around the largest part of the subject's stomach, which is typically level with the belly button.
How To Measure the Hips for a Custom Suit
Standing at subjects side, measure around the largest part of his seat, making sure the tape is level all the way around.
How to Measure the Shoulder for a Custom Suit
Identify the bone at the top of each shoulder. Measure from shoulder bone to bone following the natural curve just below the neckline.
How to Measure Sleeve Length for a Custom Suit
Make sure subjects arms are relaxed. Measure starting at shoulder end point, down the natural contour of the arm, and stop one inch below the bottom of the wrist bone.
How to Measure Back Length for a Custom Suit
Measure from the bottom of the subjects collar, down past the seat to the desired jacket length.
How to Measure the Bicep for a Custom Suit
With subjects arms completely relaxed, measure around the largest part of the bicep. There should be no slack in the measuring tape.
How to Measure Pant Waist for a Custom Suit
Measure around the circumference of subject’s waist line with no slack in the tape. Make sure the tape is inside the pant line all the way around the pant.
How to Measure the Outseam for a Custom Suit
Starting at the side of the pant, measure from the top of the waist band down to the floor. Subtract 1" for a conservative full break. 1.5” for a medium break. 2” for no break.
How to Measure the Knee for a Custom Suit
First identify subjects knee location. Now measure from crease to crease. Then double that number for a finished measurement.
How to Measure the Thigh for a Custom Suit
Measure around the thigh just below the crotch, making sure the tape is level all the way around.
How to Measure the Bottom for a Custom Suit
At the bottom of subjects trousers measure crease to crease then double that number for a finished measurement.
How to Measure the U Crotch for a Custom Suit
Measure from the top of the front wait band centered above the zipper and measure around crotch up to top of back waistband, allowing the tape measure to make contact with inseam area of pant.
How to Measure the Collar for a Custom Suit
Measure around the neck and arrive at a soft v in front of subjects neck emulating the shape of a fastened collar.
How to Measure Shirt Length for a Custom Shirt
Start with the 1 of the tape measure on the shoulder seam where it meets the collar. Measure down the front of the body to desired shirt length. Typical length is level with bottom of zipper. This can be increased or decreased based on customer’s desire.
How to Measure the Cuff for a Custom Shirt
Measure around the wrist at bone level. Then add 3" for a finished measurement.
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