How to Measure yourself
A great fit is key to looking your best in formalwear. If in doubt, please arrange to have your measurement taken. Ideally, particularly if you are ordering from out of town, drop into a dress hire store to be measured.
The following guidelines may be useful as you take your measurements.
If you want to measure yourself its best to do so barefoot and in your underwear. If possible, ask someone else to do it for you. Take measurements two or three times to account for variations in your posture.
Comfort is a key factor for the enjoyment of your important formal occasion. To ensure your comfort please be honest with your measurements; if you have a 34” waist don’t try to squeeze into a 32” waist trousers.
- Shirt: Use you normal collar size, if known, otherwise, measure around the neck where your shirt collar normally sits, leaving room for two figures inside the measuring tape or about ½ inch for movement.
- Chest: Measurement should be taken around the chest keeping the tape well up under the arms and over the shoulder blades.
- Waist: Measure around where you usually like your trousers for comfort, typically an inch above the hip bone and below your stomach.
- Inside Leg: Without shoes on, measure from the crotch to the floor.