How to measure for men's Clothing
Measure carefully every time you order .. your measurements may
have changed since your last order. Be sure the garment you want
comes in th!! size you require .. not all items are offered in every
measurements fall between sizes, order the larger size.
HOW TO MEASURE CHEST .
measurement determines the size you wear for a majority of
men's clothing items .. from underwear to outerwear.
Measure ii.round chest, well up under arms and over the tips of shoulder
blades. For most accurate results have someone else take your chest measure–
ment. Hold tape snug, but not tight.
For knit shirts, pajamas and robes, underwear,
measure chest over undershirt.
For work clothes, jackets, sweatshirts and casual outerwear,
clothing you normally wear underneath.
sport coats, dressy outerwear, and sweaters,
measure chest over
shirt. Do not make allowances. For example: a man with a 40-inch chest
measurement should order size 40 for both a suit and a topcoat.
TO MEASURE WAIST
TO MEASURE INSEAM
Measure over well-fitting slacks with belt
removed, in position usually worn. Hold tape
snug-not tight. Measure over same style of
Full-cut slacks are usually worn at natu–
ral waistline. Measure at regul;u beltline,
just above hip bones.
Slim style slacks are worn at the hips, just
below the waistline. Measure around the
top part of hip bones.
Western-style slacks and jeans and very
tapered models ride low on the hips.
Measure about 172 in. below natural waistline.
TO MEASURE HEIGHT ..
Measure from top of head to floor while standing
against wall in your stocking feet. Have someone
take this important measurement to insure that
correct height is determined.
Finely tailored clothing is proportioned to
HEIGHT; this measurement is usually indicated
by the letter S, R, L or T after the chest or inseam
measurement. These symbols show whether a man
is Short, Regular, Long or Tall. Example: a man
5 ft. 10 in. in height, with a 40-inch chest, 35-inch
waist, and 31-inch inseam, orders suit size as
"40R-35-31." For slacks, height symbol follows
inseam, as "35-31R."
Measure a pair of well-fitting slacks of the same
style you plan to order. Lay the slacks fiat on a
table, fold back one leg (as illustrated) and
measure along the inseam from the crotch seam
to bottom of the
Or, if you prefer, have someone measure you
while you are standing in a relaxed position with
slacks at waist position you like to wear them.
Measure from well up in
crotch, down the inseam to bot–
tom of cuff or to length desired.
Where specific sleeve length is required in or–
dering men's dress, sport or work shirts, bend
elbow and have someone measure the number
of inches from middle of back of neck, across
shoulder and around point of elbow to wrist.
For neck size, measure number of inches
around neck at about the middle of neck.
Where specific sleeve length is not neces–
sary, number of inches around middle of neck
is your size.
between sizes, you should order
the larger size.