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How to measure yourself for Men's clothing

Taking your own measurements 

A properly fitting suit always looks better than one that doesn't fit well, regardless of the price difference. Even an expensive designer suit is a waste if the pants are too wide, or the sleeves are too short. Caught between the expense of a tailor on the high street and the fear of making measurement mistakes, many people skip getting a fully tailored suit. The great news is that measuring yourself for a suit is incredibly simple it's incredibly simple to measure yourself for a suit. Just follow the guide below, and you can have your very own custom-made clothing. 

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What you need for your own measurement 

To get started, gather a flexible or cloth measuring tape and a pen or any means to write down your measurements. If you have well-fitting jacket, shirt, and trousers, you can wear them during the process to assist in judging certain measurements. Having a friend nearby can also be helpful for certain measurements, but it's not mandatory. 

Accurate measurements lead to accurate results 

When you're ready to measure yourself, please refer to the following list. It's not an extensive list, but it generally provides us with the necessary information while remaining accessible for you to do on your own. Follow the instructions below, as shown, using a gentle but firm grip on the tape measure. Avoid pulling it too tightly. Take each measurement three times for accuracy and round the final measurements to the nearest half-inch. Start by recording your height and weight (in kilograms). This information can assist us in determining overall sizing and checking your measurements. 


Coat Measurements

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Stand up straight and position the measuring tape around the nipple level. Wrap it under the armpits and over the shoulder blades. This measurement represents the circumference of your chest at its widest point.


Measure the circumference of your neck at the height where your collar would sit. To be more precise, you can wear a well-fitting shirt to determine the height. 

Sleeve Length 

With your arm relaxed at your side, measure from where the shoulder seam meets the crown (highest point of the shoulder) down to your desired length, typically at the base of the thumb where it meets your wrist. 


Measure across the top of the back, following the natural curvature of the upper back from the tip of one shoulder to the tip of the other. It shouldn't be a perfectly straight line. If you need clarification on the shoulder tips, you can measure between the shoulder seams of a well-fitting shirt. 

Coat Length 

Measure from the point where the shoulder seam meets the collar seam to your desired jacket length, which is typically around the wrist or base of the thumb for men. 

Trouser Measurements  

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Measure around your waist at the height you prefer to wear your pants, which may differ from your natural waistline. Avoid pulling the tape measure too tightly. If you're unsure, wear trousers that fit well and measure around the waistband where they sit. 


Measure around the fullest part of your hips and seat (bum). Stand with your feet hip-width apart, empty pockets, and ensure the tape is level and untwisted. You should feel the tape lightly against your body. 


Please measure the circumference of your thigh at its widest point, usually near the top of the inseam, but it may vary slightly depending on your physique. 

Trouser Length/Out-seam

Measure vertically from the top of where you want the trouser waist to sit along the side pant seam to the desired trouser length, typically about 3cm (1.18 inches) above the ground. To assist, you can wear a pair of well-fitting trousers and shoes similar to those you intend to wear with the suit. 

Trouser Length/In-seam

We typically use the out-seam measurement you provide for our trousers, but in some cases, the inseam measurement can be helpful. Again, wearing well-fitting trousers and similar shoes can help. Measure vertically from the bottom of the trouser (usually 3cm from the floor) up the inside seam to the desired height of the crotch. In Made to Order/standard store-bought trousers, these are typically 30" (short), 32" (regular), or 34" (long). 

It’s that easy.

Once you have all your measurements you can order your very own Made to Measure, Three Piece Suit or something from our Bespoke range.

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