Knowing Your Measurements is the Beginning to a Great Fit
Measuring at Home or In-Store
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These measurements are a guide to help choose the size that will fit you best. Our in-store Expert Stylists and Master Tailors will ensure you get the right size and fit. If you struggle to find an off-the-rack fit that looks and feels good, consider going custom. We’ll take every measurement for your custom suit so you walk away with the perfect fit.
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Before You Begin Measuring
To get accurate measurements, you will need a soft measuring tape and a partner to help. Remove your outerwear and/or suit jacket when having your measurements taken.
FIT and STYLE MAKES a PERFECT FIT that LOOKS LIKE it's MADE FOR YOU.
Of course, you can always stop in at Hollywood Studios Outlet and one of our Expert Stylists will be happy to take your measurements. IMPORTANT: The overarm and true waist measurements are a guideline for the range of sizes that fit your frame. As a general rule, your chest size will be your jacket size.
Taking Measurement for the Perfect Fit
How to measure for a suit, shirt and pants.
Most Important Measurement for the Best Jacket Fit.
Stand with your arms at your side. Have your partner wrap the tape measure around your arms and chest, making sure the tape is level across your shoulder blades in the back and the widest part of your chest in the front. Make sure you aren’t holding your breath or sucking in. Instead, breathe regularly and keep your body relaxed. Subtract 8" from your overarm measurement to get your jacket size. For example, if your overarm measures 48 and your chest measures 40", your coat size will be 40. We suggest trying on different sizes and fits so you can see what looks and feels best.
Your Size is Not Your Jean Size.
Wrap the tape measure around your waist, just above the belt. Make sure the tape is level across the front, back and sides. The tape measure should be snug, but not tight. For a proper fit, dress slacks are worn above the hipbone on the natural waist, about the height of the navel.
Measuring for a Dress Shirt
Measuring Your Neck
The Correct Size = Comfort.
When taking neck measurements, it's important to make sure that your garment will fit comfortably and isn't too tight against the neck. This is also applicable for buying men's dress shirts in which a collar or neck measurement is needed.
Place the measuring tape around the neck at the height where the collar would normally rest. This will be just below your Adam’s apple. Stand relaxed. Do not crane your neck out or squeeze your chin down. The tape should be resting lightly on the skin, not squeezing it.
Note the measurement and add 1/2 to 3/4 inches to get your actual neck size for a Dress Shirt. This will ensure a fitted but breathable neckline, where your can swallow and not feel your blood pressure.
Neck sizes for shirts typically begin at 14.5 and increase by 1/2 inch until size 19. After that they are in one to two inch increments depending on the manufacturer.
Measuring the Arm-Length
Step #1 in Getting the Correct Sleeve Length.
To measure the correct sleeve length, begin by placing the tape at the base or nape of the neck. You can usually find it by the cervical bump at the base of the neck, right where the collar
attaches to the body of the shirt. While holding the tape in place extend it to the point of the shoulder. This location is easily found where the shirt seam forms a "T" intersection.
Many times this measurement is referred to as the half yoke or by doubling it you get the width of your shoulders.
Measuring the Arm-Length
Step #2 in Getting the Correct Sleeve Length.
To Finish measuring the sleeve length, allow the tape to drop over the point of the shoulder and along the outside of the arm. With one hand holding the tape at the point of the shoulder, use the other hand to extend the tape to the base or knuckle of the thumb.
Take note of the number you get and the following reference chart below will help you get the correct sleeve length.
Sometimes shirt sleeves are made to exact lengths starting at 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 etc. Generally today sleeves are made in lengths referred to as 32/33, 34/35, 36/37 etc.
Take the measurement you got, round up to a whole number and plug it into the longest grouping that was listed above.
Now you have your shirt size...
15.5 (neck) * (by) 34/35 (sleeve).
FIT AND STYLE FOR BIG, TALL & ALL SIZES in BETWEEN ~ CORRECT SIZING MAKES A PERFECT FIT THAT LOOKS & FEELS LIKE ITS MADE JUST FOR YOU
Measuring at Home?
Here is a guide to help you measure yourself, before buying
Your exact size may vary depending on the designer label you choose.
WE'VE GOT BIG & TALL SMALL & ALL COVERED. Big & Tall means Tasteful, not Baggy & Tent-like or Regular & Smaller sizes should Compliment & Flow along the contours of your physique. We have quality clothing made to fit men of all sizes. If you’re a big or portly guy, we have jackets that are cut generously through the chest, shoulders and waist. Our pants are relaxed through the seat and thigh. If you’re tall, we can accommodate your long arms with sleeve lengths up to 39", extra-long jackets and extra-long ties. We can also provide the tapered or slim fit look to give you the in-shape look you desire. We offer shoes up to size 13. From basics to weekend casuals, we’ve got you covered. Style tips for Big & Tall men Classic tones are your friend. Big and/or tall guys can stand out because of their size, and that’s not always a good thing. Choosing classic colors like black, gray or navy is best. Add color in accent items rather than in main wardrobe pieces like jackets or pants. Avoid large-scale patterns like plaids or window panes. The proper fit is key. A garment that fits well can be slimming and flattering. Clothes that fit too tight/small make you look like you need to lose a few pounds. It may seem like clothes that are too big are hiding your frame, but they make you look even bigger. Simple or sophisticated patterns add variety and flair to your wardrobe, whereas stripes bring an authoritative presence to many occasions.
It’s possible to get your inseam measurement using a pair of pants you own that fit you well. Fold the pants in half vertically and lay them on a flat surface. Place the end of the tape on the crotch seam and stretch it to the bottom of the hem. Make sure the pants you use to measure closely matches your selected suit fit. For example, if you are looking for a slimmer fit suit be sure you use slimmer fitting pants when measuring. For body measurement, stand upright while your partner measures from the crotch seam to where you would like the hem to fall. To find the most accurate inseam measurement, wear the shoes you intend to pair with the pants. We recommend that the pants skim the forefoot (or top) of your shoe, but feel free to adjust the length if you prefer a shorter or longer hem.
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