How to measure yourself - Are you still not sure how to read a tape measure and how to measure waist, hips, chest and shoulder width?
Then, it is time to read and watch our "How to Measure Yourself" Guide.
All you need is a friend, a tap measure, and a few minutes
14 Steps to take Full Body Measurements
1. Take everything out bell
2. Remove shoes
4. Enjoy our videos
1. How to Measure Upper Body Length
Lift the shirt collar. Put the first end of the cloth tape where the shoulder seam meets the neck. Measure down (vertically over the stomach) to the point you want the jacket to end. The standard measurement is usually around your fingers.
2. How to Measure Chest
Run the measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest, tight up under your armpits and over the shoulder blades, just in line with your nipples.
3. How to Measure Hips
Run the measuring tape around your hips. Make sure that the measuring tape is around the fullest part of the hip at the same level
4. How to Measure Waist
Put on your pants (belt less) and measure around the waist, at the height where you want your pants to stay
5. How to Measure Shoulder Width
Place the measuring tape where the shoulder seam meets one of the sleeves. Measure up over the curve of the shoulders, until the other shoulder seam meets the sleeve. The measuring tape should touch the lowest part of the shirt collar.
6. How to Measure Arms
Place one end of the measuring tape where the shoulder seam meets the sleeve.
Measure along the arm down to the point where the thumb webbing meets the hand
7. How to Measure your Neck
Place the measuring tape around the lower part of your neck. Stand relaxed. Adjust the measuring tape according to your desired comfort level for your shirt.
8. How to Measure Arm Hole
Put your arm up in the air. Place the measuring tape around your upper arm.
9. How to Measure Biceps
With your arm hanging at your side and relaxed, measure around your bicep at its fullest point.
10. How to Measure Thighs
Measure from the crotch point around the thigh. Hold finger between your thigh and the cloth tape
11. How to Measure Pants Lengths
Place the measuring tape on the top of the waistband (on the side of your pants). Measure down the outside of the leg to the point you want the pants end. The standard measurement is at the top of the heel of your shoe
12. How to Measure Crotch
Make sure you close your pants zipper or buttons.
Measure from the back of the waistband down to the crotch, and then up to the front of the waistband, to the point where the belt buckle would be (with the desired comfort and tightness)
13. How to Measure Waist Coat Length
Lift the shirt collar. Place the measuring tape where the shoulder seams meet the neck. Measure vertically until where you are would like the coat to end (over the stomach)
14. How to Measure Coat Lengths
Lift the shirt collar. Put the first end of the cloth tape where the shoulder seam meets the neck. Measure vertically until the point where you want your coat to end. If you want a long coat we will recommend you measure until right above your knee. If you want ¾ length measure until the midpoint of your thigh, and if you want a short coat we recommend you measure until your thumb knuckles. With Hockerty videos it is easier to take your measurements for the perfect made to measure suit.