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The following Guide will help you to measure better for a fitted Suit.
Neck - Measure around your neck at the level your shirt collar would sit. You should not feel restricted by the tape for a comfortable fit, and should be able to put your index finger inside the tape.
Chest - Measure horizontally around the chest roughly under the armpits, and over your shoulder blades. You should only just be able to feel the tape on your chest. Do not over-inflate your chest but stand normally; you should be able to fit your index finger in between the tape and your chest. This measurement is a body measurement and there will be an allowance added to it to make your jacket, the allowance will be added according to the fit that you chose.
Jacket Waist - Measure horizontally, around your stomach at the level of the bottom of the ribcage. As a guide this measurement should be where you are widest. Allow some room for breathing/movement.
Shoulder Width - Measure from the end of your left shoulder to the end of your right shoulder. This measurement should be equal to the desired width of the jacket's shoulders.
Jacket Length - Measure vertically down your front, from just next to the collar on your jacket, where the seam is on your shoulder, to where you would like the jacket to end to get this length. If you are unsure of the perfect length it is generally accepted to be where your knuckles are with your arms naturally hanging down. A shorter, trendier length, looks good when coupled with jeans, but is an acquired taste in a suit.
Alternatively, you can also use a jacket you like as a guide.
Waistcoat - Measure from the bottom of your shirt collar to below your belt line.
Sleeve - Measure from where the seams on the shoulder meet to where you want the sleeve to end. The measurement you input will be the measurement of your jacket sleeve. We recommend that the sleeve should go to the base of your thumb
Trouser Waist - Measure horizontally, around your waist, just inside where you like to wear the top of your trousers. Make sure the tape is snug and does not ride over the waistband but you should be able to put your index finger inside the tape.
Hip Measurement - Measure around your hips and buttocks at their widest point on a pair of well-fitting trousers. Make sure your pockets are empty and the tape is not restrictive.
As a guide, you should not make the tape too snug. You only just be able to feel the tape when measuring.
Trouser Length - Measure from the top of the waistband on a pair of trousers, keeping the measure taut, down to where you wish the bottom of the trousers to end. Please bear in mind the fit you want over the shoe as this will affect the length of the trousers.
Thigh - Empty your pockets, then measure around the thigh of your trousers at the widest point, you should be able to fit your index finger in behind the tape measure.
Knee - Keep your leg straight and measure comfortably around your knee at the widest point. This is a skin measurement.
Ankle - Trouser bottoms should ideally harmonize with the shoes, covering between 1/2 and 2/3 of their surface. Narrow ankles will make the shoe look large; the trousers sit higher and vice versa. One tip is to measure the ankle width of some trousers you like the cut of. To do this simply lay them flat, measure one side and then double the measurement.
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