If you do it carefully, using existing clothing to either determine a set of finished measurements or check your supplied body measurements should ensure your suit is a great fit even on your first try.
We may have linked you here in order for you to check your measurements before we make your suit. Since we have implemented this checking system we have virtually eliminated measuring errors. So, if you take a little time to have a good look at the images and read the instructions thoroughly and follow them carefully, your new suit should fit well straight out of the box.
OK, the first thing we need to do is download the Finished Measurement Guide.
Now for the order form
OK let have a look at what we need to measure on the suit jacket
Find your best fitting jacket, do up all the buttons and lay the jacket perfectly flat on a hard surface.
The first thing we need to measure is the chest
All you need to do is measure from underneath one sleeve to the same point on the other side. You can measure either the front or back but make sure you measure from the very edge of the fabric on one side to the very edge on the other. Look at the above pictures, there is no fabric outside the area being measured
If you click on the pictures you will see a larger image (use your browser’s back button to return?
Now let’s move down the jacket to get the jacket waist measurement
Find the narrowest part of the waist and measure form the very edge of the fabric to the same point on the other side.
Once again there is no fabric outside the area being measured
Next is the hip measurement
Simply measure the same way you did the chest and waist this time 15 cm (6 in) above the bottom of the jacket.
Again you can measure either the front or the back of the jacket.
For most people, unless your exceptionally thin or large, all three of these measurements should be between 40 cm (16 in) and 60 cm (24 in)
We now want the front length of the jacket
Measure from the top of the jacket just under the collar straight down the front of the jacket to the very bottom of the jacket
This is a really easy one. Measure from directly underneath the centre of the collar to the very bottom of the jacket.
The shoulder is an important measurement to get right. It will allow the jacket to sit properly.
It’s best if you can get someone to help you with this one. Put the jacket on and get your helper to measure the back from the shoulder seam on the top of the jacket on one side to a point 1 cm below the centre of the back of the collar then to the shoulder seam on the top of the jacket on the other side. This will result in a slight curve in the measuring tape.
If you don’t have a helper hang the jacket on a suit hanger and measure as above.
The bicep can be a difficult one to get right. First thing is to make sure the jacket you’re measuring is still comfortable when the arm is flexed.
Unfortunately, I can find a good image of a suit bicep measurement so we have used a shirt instead but the principle is the same. Measure the bicep from one edge to the other just below the sleeve. It’s important that the sleeve is perfectly flat so you get the full measurement.
The sleeve is another fairly easy one
All you need to do is measure from the shoulder seam to the end of the sleeve
The cuff is simple
Simply lay the sleeve perfectly flat and measure straight across the cuff
Last is the back width
Make sure the jacket is fully buttoned and measure from the middle of the sleeve seam on one side to the same place on the other side
There’s the jacket done. Trousers are easy to get right.
Find your best fitting pair of dress trousers,They don’t need to be the matching trousers to the jacket you just measured but not jeans. Do up the zips and buttons and lay the trousers face up perfectly flat on a hard surface
First do the trouser waist
All you need to do is measure the waistband from one side to the other
Yes it is as simple as it looks
For the hips
Measure from where the bottom of the pocket meets the outseam to the same place on the other side.
For the outseam, fold the trousers as though you were about to hang them up. The legs are folded with the crease at the end and the seams in the middle
all you need to do is measure from the very top of the waistband straight down to the bottom of the leg
Now fold the top leg up and measure the bottom leg as follows
Inseam – measure form the bottom of the crotch down to the end of the leg
Thigh – Measure the width of the leg immediately below the crotch
Trouser cuff – Measure the width of the leg at the very bottom
Knee – Measure the width of the leg at the halfway point
Now I take two measurements to get the crotch
Measure from the very top of the waistband at the front to the point where the four leg seams meet at the bottom of the crotch
Add those two measurements together and you have the crotch measurement
So now you should have a full set of finished measurements, Send them to us exactly as you took them.
Now Here’s How to Customise the Measurements to get an Even Better Fit
Put on the jacket and trousers you just measured. Can something be changed to improve the final fit. Perhaps you have put on a little weight since you bought them so we can increase the waist measurements and the hips if need be.
Maybe the trousers could be a little more slimline so we can reduce the knee and cuff measurement so the legs taper better.
Are the shoulder seams sitting squarely at the end of the shoulders?
Don’t change the measurements above. Instead tell us what needs to be adjusted in the email.
Follow the instructions on this page and your new garments will look good without any alterations