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How to take measurements


Measuring the neck
Place tape around neck at the level the shirt's collar would be buttoned. Place two fingers between the neck and tape and make sure the tape is snug, but moves freely.

Measuring the waist
Place tape around gentleman's waist at the level of his navel. This is the height at which formal trousers are worn. Make sure tape is snug but can move freely.

Measuring the chest
Ask gentleman to move his arms outward. Place tape under arms and around the broadest part of the chest. Have gentleman lower his arms to his side and relax. Make sure tape is snug but can move freely. Do not place any of your fingers between the tape and the gentleman's chest.

Measuring the outseam
Ask the gentleman to look straight ahead during this measurement. Place the start of the tape at the side of his waist level to the navel. Stretch the tape down the side of the leg until you reach the top of the heel on your customer's dress shoe. This is the correct outseam measurement. If the customer is not wearing dress shoes, have the customer remove his shoes, measure to the floor and subtract 1/2". This method can also yield an accurate outseam measurement.

Measuring the overarm
With the gentleman's arms at his side, place the tape around the broadest part of the chest and shoulders. This measurement is critical if the gentleman has overly broad shoulders. Do not place any of your fingers between the tape and the gentleman's chest.

Measuring the hip
Place tape around the broadest part of the gentleman's hips. Make sure the tape is snug but can move freely.

Measuring the shirt sleeve
When measuring the sleeve length, make sure you start the tape just below the neck, centered with the spine. Make sure the tape measure goes over the top of the customer's shoulder. Take the tape down the arm to the point of their elbow and then measure an inch and a half past the wrist bone. It is always better to measure long versus short because a sleeve that is too short will likely be unacceptable to your customer.