We recommend spending a bit of time working out your true size because every body is a bit different – and sizes can vary widely between different brands. For this reason, we prefer to send out sample garments as part of our service. However if you are not able to try on the samples, we’ve provided a few measuring tips below to help you get the right size garment. Feel free to call or email us anytime.
1. Neck. Measure around the neck directly over the Adams apple keeping measuring tape horizontal and taut, this is your actual neck size. To find your dress shirt size add half an inch to your actual neck size.
2. Shoulder width. Think of a line going from your armpit upwards to your shoulder. Measure between those two points and hold the tape measure straight.
3. Chest. Measure around the fullest part of your chest across your shoulder blades. Stand in a relaxed posture and breathe out.
4. Wrist. Measure the circumference of your wrist. Your tailor will add space to ensure ease of movement.
5. 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.
6. Arm length. From the point of your shoulder, following your bent arm down to where you want the sleeve to end.
1. Waist. Measure around the waist, just below the ribcage.
2. Hip measurement. The hip measurement is a circumferential measurement. Measure directly on the body (not outside of the garment or on top of a belt) around the fullest part of your hips.
3. Seat. Measure around your seat at the widest part.
4. Inseam. Measure inseam from centre of crotch seam along the inside of the leg to the floor.
Women's Shirts and Pants
1. Bust. Measure around the fullest part of your chest.
2. Waist. Measure the slimmest part of your torso, just above your belly button.
3. Hip. Measure just above your pelvic bone.
4. Inseam. Measure inseam from centre of crotch seam along the inside of the leg to ankle (or hem of pant).
*Remember to keep your measuring tape horizontal and taut.
**If your measurements are between sizes go to the lower size for a tighter fit or the higher size for a looser fit.