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Your Measurements - How to Measure Mens Suits - Dress Shirts - Sport Jackets

These are the measurements you will be asked to complete in our Build Your Garment Tool.

Collecting the men's suit, dress shirt, sport jacket, blazer, trouser, and overcoat measurements FIRST will speed up the ordering process. Save your Measurements by writing them down - you want to have a copy for your records.

Custom Garment Measurement Instructions

Downloadable PDF Measurement Guides

Print out the appropriate PDF measurement guide below and either 1) fill it out with a friend (BEST OPTION) or 2) have it completed by a seamstress or tailor (we refund you $25 for the cost of this). By filling out the measurement guide beforehand, you can move through our Build Your Garment Tool much quicker. You can scan and email or call in the data directly to A Tailored Suit at "ATailoredSuit at Gmail dot com".

Unsure which Guide to use? Then use Men's Suit Measurement Guide as it can be used for any men's clothing item you want to order.

 

 

Printable Fabric Tape Measure

A Tailored Suit's Measurement Tools

To further help you accurately measure yourself we have created a number of tools to assist. A PDF tape measure that you can print out and assemble in less than two minutes, a more detailed measurement guide that answers the most frequently asked questions we receive, and a set of measurement videos which clearly display the measurement process in detail.

 

 

A Tailored Suit's Complete Measurement Guide

This is the measurement guide you fill out when ordering a suit - having these measurements ready will ensure the online process takes only five minutes vs. twenty-five. Click here for a printer friendly version.

You Need

  • A Fabric Tape Measure (Download our printable tape measure or contact us via email or phone at 1-800-340-7345 and ask us to mail you one for free).
  • Ten to twenty minutes.

It would help if

  • You had assistance from a friend when measuring (although the majority of the measurements can easily be self-taken, we have found the process to be faster if you have someone readily available to assist you.  In addition, if you  would rather use a local tailor or seamstress, we will refund the measuring cost up to $25 in the form of an in store coupon).
  • You wore a good fitting dress-shirt and slacks.  If you do not have these items, any form-fitting clothing will suffice (to include a t-shirt and boxers).  No jeans and empty your pockets! 

About Measuring

  • When taking measurements the tape should be held flat against the body; it should be held snug enough so not droop, but never so tight as to feel restrictive.
  • All measurements should be taken to the nearest quarter (.25) inch.
  • Do not add wiggle room to your measurements.  We will adjust the fit based off of your selected preferences and build. All measurements are “skin measurements”.
  • More measurement specific questions?  Visit our website for more information and video tutorials on how to measure yourself properly!

How to Submit this Information

  • Enter it directly into A Tailored Suit's website after you Build your Garment.
  • Email a scanned copy of the summary page to "Sales at ATailoredSuit.com"
  • Give us a call and submit your information over the phone.

    A Tailored Suit Questionnaire
  • Height                    _________
  • Weight                   _________
  • Shoe Size (USA)    _________
  • Watch Hand           Right / Left
  • Skin Color  _________
  • Hair Color  _________
  • Eye Color   _________
  • Jean Size   _________
  • Describe any problems you usually have with non-tailored clothing. 
  • What did you wear while being measured? (IMPORTANT)
  • Your Stance

Male Normal Stance                Male Forward Stance               Male Erect Stance                                             
Normal _____                      Forward Leaning _____      Erect ____

  • Your shoulder slope

Male Normal Shoulders          Male Steep Sloped Shoulders          Male Square Shoulders
Normal _____                      Steep _____                        Flat ____

  • Your chest description

Male Thin Chest     Male Fit Chest     Male Normal Chest     Male Muscular Chest    Male Large Chest
Thin _____           Fit _____             Normal ____        Muscular ____    Large _____

  • Your stomach description

Male Thin Stomach         Male Normal Stomach          Male Medium Stomach           Male Large Stomach
Thin _____              Normal _____          Medium ____            Large ____

  •  Your seat shape

Male Thin Backside          Male Normal Backside            Male Curved Backside            Male Large Backside
Thin _____             Normal _____           Curved ____             Large ____


1. Neck Measurement

  • 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 Measurement is ____.____ inches.

Male Neck Measurement



2. Full Chest Measurement

  • 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 Measurement is ____.____ inches.

Male Chest Measurement


3. Full Shoulder Width Measurement

  • 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 Measurement is ____.____ inches.

Male Full Shoulder Measurement


4. Right Sleeve Measurement

  • 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 Measurement is _____._____ inches.

5. Left Sleeve Measurement

  • Measure from the end of the left shoulder to the “Pinch” of the left hand. 
  • Double check this measurement.
  • Left Sleeve Measurement is ______._____ inches.

Male Sleeve Measurement



6. Bicep Measurement

  • Measure around the fullest part of the bicep with the arms by your side. 
  • You need only measure one side.
  • My Bicep Measurement is ______._____ inches.

 

Male Bicep Measurement




7. Wrist Measurement     

  • Measure around the fullest part of the wrist. 
  • You need only measure one side.
  • Wrist Measurement is ________._______ inches.

 

Male Wrist Measurement




8.  Waist / Stomach Measurement

  • Measure around the fullest part of the waist/stomach or right below your bottom ribs, whichever is greater.
  • Jacket Waist Measurement is ________._______ inches.

 

Male Stomach Measurement



9. Hips/Seat Measurement

  • Measure around the fullest part of your hips and buttocks.
  • My Hips/Seat Measurement is ________._______ inches.

 

Male Hip Measurement


10. Front Jacket Length Measurement

  • 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 Measurement is ________._______ inches.

 

Jacket Length Measurement




11. Front Chest Width Measurement

  • 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 Measurement is ____.____ inches.

Front Chest Measurement




12. Back Width Measurement

  • 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 Measurement is ____.___ inches.

Men's Back Chest Measurement

13. Half Shoulder Width Measurement (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.
  • My Half Shoulder Width Measurement (Right) is _____.____ inches.

14. Half Shoulder Width Measurement (Left)

  • Measure from the end of the left shoulder to the base of the left side of the neck.
  • My Half Shoulder Width Measurement (Left) is ______._____ inches.

Men's Half Shoulder Measurement



15. Full Back Length Measurement

  • 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 Measurement is ______.______ inches.

Men's Full Back Measurement



16. Half Back Length Measurement

  • Measure from the base of the back of the neck to the top of the pants waistband area.
  • Half Back Length Measurement is ______.______ inches.

   
Men's Half Back Measurement


17. Trouser Waist Measurement

  • 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 Measurement is ________._______ inches.

Men's Trouser Waist Measurement



18. Trouser's Outseam Measurement

  • 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 Measurement is ______._____ inches.

Men's Trouser Outseam Measurement



19. Trouser's Inseam Measurement

  • 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 Measurement is ______.______ inches.

Men's Trouser Inseam Measurement



20. Crotch Measurement

  • 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 ______._______ inches.

Men's Trouser Crotch Measurement Men's Trouser Back Crotch Measurement



21. Thigh Measurement

  • Measure around your thigh at its widest point. 
  • You need measure only one side.
  • My Thigh Measurement is ______._______inches.

Men's Trouser Thigh Measurement



22. Knee Measurement

  • Measure around your knee at its widest point.
  • You need only measure one side.
  • My Knee Measurement is ______._______inches.

Men's Trouser Knee Measurement



23. Right Full Sleeve Measurement

  • 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 Measurement is ______.______ inches.

24. Left Full Sleeve Measurement

  • 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 Measurement is ______.______ inches.

Men's Full Sleeve Measurement



(The below summary form is for use if you plan to email us a scanned copy of your information) 

Answers to the Questionnaire

  • Height                   _________
  • Weight                  _________
  • Shoe Size              _________
  • Watch Hand         Right / Left
  • Skin Color            _________
  • Hair Color            _________
  • Eye Color             _________
  • Jean Size              _________
  • Describe any problems you usually have with non-tailored clothing. 
  • What did you wear while being measured? (IMPORTANT) 
  • How do you stand           ___________
  • Your shoulder slope       ___________
  • Your chest description  _________
  • Your stomach description ________
  • Your seat shape  _______________
  1. Neck Measurement ______._____ inches
  2. Full Chest Measurement ______._____ inches
  3. Full Shoulder Width Measurement ______._____ inches
  4. Right Sleeve Measurement  ______._____ inches
  5. Left Sleeve Measurement  ______._____ inches
  6. Bicep Measurement  ______._____ inches
  7. Wrist Measurement   ______._____ inches
  8. Waist/Stomach Measurement  ______._____ inches
  9. Hips/Seat Measurement ______._____ inches
  10. Front Jacket Length Measurement  ______._____ inches
  11. Front Chest Width Measurement  ______._____ inches
  12. Back Width Measurement ______._____ inches
  13. Half Shoulder Width Measurement (Right)  ______._____ inches
  14. Half Shoulder Width Measurement (Left)   ______._____ inches
  15. Full Back Length Measurement ______._____ inches
  16. Half Back Length Measurement ______._____ inches
  17. Trouser Waist Measurement  ______._____ inches
  18. Trouser Outseam Measurement ______._____ inches
  19. Trouser Inseam Measurement   ______._____ inches
  20. Crotch Measurement  ______._____ inches
  21. Thigh Measurement  ______._____ inches
  22. Knee Measurement  ______._____ inches
  23. Right Full Sleeve Measurement  ______._____ inches
  24. Left Full Sleeve Measurement  ______._____ inches
 
 
 
   
 

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