Measurements guide for custom tailored

Measurements guide for custom tailored

Having your dress shirts tailor made should be the default choice for the modern man. Regardless of the occasion - formal or informal, luxury or essential - you will always look better in made to measure. And every man should at least own one tailor made suit. When you wear a suit, you do it to look your best. Don’t compromise with yourself. Here’s how you do it.

How to measure for a suit and dress shirt

Getting the right measurements for a suit or dress shirt can be tricky if you don't know how to do it. Lucky for you, we've put together a detailed how-to guide below. Just follow the simple steps to get the exact measurements for your next dress shirt or suit.

If you’re a big and tall person with a large neck width, you most likely have gone through the pain of trying out dress shirts only to find they fit well in one end but not in the other. They’ll fit around your neck only to have too long arms, or they’ll fit around your waist only to leave too much space and unwanted fabric around your shoulders.

The same goes for the slim and tall - either the dress shirt will fit around your chest, but will then be too short to tuck in your pants.

Broad shoulders, wide or narrow neck, long or short arms does not matter to us. At Tailor Store there is only one size - yours. We are an online tailor who simply wants you to look your best. Regardless if you are big and tall, small and slim or any other combination of the above.

That is the true benefit of wearing tailor-made dress shirts - there are no sizes too big or too small. Everything fits just right.

How to measure your neck size

The neck measurement is taken around the neck with the tape resting on your shoulders. You should put one finger between the tape and the neck if you want to allow for some extra room.

How to measure your chest size

The chest measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your chest at the widest point. Stand in a relaxed posture and breathe out.

How to measure your waist size

The waist measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your waist just above your belly button. Stand in a relaxed posture and breathe out

How to take your hip measurements

The hip measurement is taken simply as a circumference measurement around your hips at the widest part.

How to measure your seat

The seat measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your seat at the widest part.

How to measure the shirt length

The shirt length measurement is taken from the top of the shoulder, close to the mid side of your neck, following your body down to the point where you want your shirt to end.

How to measure your shoulder width

Think of a line going from your armpit straight upwards to your shoulder. Measure between those two points and hold the tape measure straight.

How to measure your arm length

The sleeve length measurement is taken from the point of your shoulder (where you took the shoulder width measurement), following your bent arm down to where you want the sleeve to end. Bend your arm slightly when taking this measurement. This measurement is always the full length of the arm. For short sleeve and 3/4 sleeve, you should still measure the full length of the arm.

How to measure your wrist

The wrist measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your wrist. We will add movement ease according to the cuff you select.

How to measure your hips for pants

The hip measurement is a circumferential measurement. You should always measure directly on the body and not outside of the garment or on top of a belt in order to get the most accurate measurements.

How to take your seat measurements for pants

The seat measurements for pants are taken the same way as for shirts. Just take a circumference measurement around your seat at the widest part and you're good to go.

How to measure inseam
on body

The inseam is measured from the crotch along the inner side of the leg straight down to the floor. Stand upright, do not bend the leg, and ask someone to help you take the measurement.


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