How to measure yourself
You will need a simple tape measure to take these measurements properly. Always measure directly on the body and bare skin and not above clothing for the most accurate results.
- Neck - place the tape measure around the neck at the level at which the shirt collar would be buttoned. Put 2 fingers between the tape and your neck and allow a snug but comfortable movement.
- Sleeve - when measuring for the sleeve length, put the tape measure below the neck, centered with the spine. Let the tape go down the shoulder, down the elbow and end the measurement 1.5 inches past the wrist bone.
- Chest - put the measuring tape around the broadest part of the chest, making a complete circumference around the chest with the tape measure.
- Waist - measure around the top of the hip bone, slightly above the belly button and leave some room for a comfortable fit and for sitting down. If you have large hips add additional room. If you need to find your waist line - stand with your feet slighly apart and bend to the side. Where your waist creases is the natural waist line to measure around.
- Inseam - measure from the right leg from the underside of the crotch to the ankle.
- Height - measure from the top of the head to the floor.
- Hips - put the tape measure around the largest part of the hips (normally around the buttocks). The tape measure should be snug but not to tight to allow movement.
- Bust - put the tape measure around the fullest part of the chest (over and around the breasts but under your arms) and around the back.
- Head - hold the end of the tape measure in the middle of the forehead (above the ears) and around the head (or wherever you would like to position the cap/hat).
- Gloves - measure across your palm around your dominant hand (the right hand if your right handed).
- Overarm - place the tape measure over the arms around the broadest part of the chest.
- Outseam (pants length) - While standing straight measure from the top of the hip bone all the way to the floor and subtract half of a an inch.