The following guidelines are important in measuring for proper fit.
• Give all measurements in inches.
• If the person’s measurements are between sizes, order the larger size. For example: if a man’s neck measures 15¾" you should order size large in a short sleeve shirt or a 16-16½" in a long sleeve shirt.
• For greatest accuracy, have someone take measurements rather than allowing customers to measure themselves.
• The tape measure should be pulled snug, not tight.
• Check the size scale of all garments being ordered to ensure that all measurements were taken at the proper points.
• NECK: Measurement is the circumference of the neck as illustrated.
• SLEEVE LENGTH: Measured by placing one end of the tape at bottom of the collar at the center of the back and marking the distance around the elbow to bottom of the wrist. It is often helpful to have the arm slightly bent.
• CHEST: Taken at the fullest point of the chest, keeping tape under arms and around shoulder blades. Hold tape level and firmly but not tight.
MEN’S TROUSERS, JEANS AND BIB OVERALLS
• WAIST: Measurement is taken at the top of the hipbone over shirt (not over pants). Tape should be held snug not tight. • INSEAM: Measurement taken from base of the crotch to top of the shoe or boot. For jeans, add 1". • It is advisable to ask the person being measured how he or she wears their trousers. Not everyone wears their trousers or jeans the same length or height on their hips.
• CHEST SIZE: Taken at the fullest point of the chest, keeping tape under arms and around shoulder blades. Measurement should be taken over clothing, preferably over same garment or types ofgarments to be worn with the jacket. • SLEEVE LENGTH: Measured by placing one end of the tape atthe bottom of the collar at the center of the back and marking the distance around the elbow to the outer edge of the wrist.
• CHEST: Measurement is taken at the fullest point of the bust. Measure across shoulder blades with arms relaxed down at sides, keeping tape parallel to the floor. Hold tape level and firmly but not tight.
• WAIST: Measurement is taken around the natural waistline. Keep themeasuring tape comfortably loose.
• HIP: Measurement is taken by standing with heels together. Keep tape straight and parallel to the floor, measure around the fullest part.