Optimally, you can ask another person to wrap a tape measure around your chest. Go to a store that sells suit jackets and ask one of the workers if they can get you measured.
A suit jacket is a staple in the wardrobes of many men. A man's chest measurement is used to find his suit size, but a jacket bought based on suit size alone will likely need some alterations to give the tailor-made fit that many men like in a suit jacket. Considerations must also be given to the jacket's length, the length of the sleeves, the shoulder width and how the jacket fits around the arms, neck and torso. Wrap a cloth tape measure around the widest part of your chest, under your arms, for your chest measurement.
Measure the width of your shoulders by putting the end of the cloth tape measure at the end of one shoulder and extending it to the end of the other shoulder. Get a half shoulder measurement also by measuring from the end of the right shoulder to the base of the right side of your neck, where your neck meets your shoulder. Do the same on the left side. Take a sleeve measurement by starting at the end of your left shoulder and extending the tape measure to the point where your left thumb and index finger meet.
Do the same with your right arm. Measure your biceps by wrapping the tape measure around the fullest part of your biceps on both arms. Measure both wrists and your neck in the same way. Determine the length of the jacket by taking measurements in the front and the back. Start from the end of the shoulder and measure straight down in front of your body until you reach the desired jacket length. Do the same with the inner part of your shoulder, where it meets your neck, as the starting point.
If you do not have these items, any form-fitting clothing will suffice to include a t-shirt and boxers. No jeans and empty your pockets! About Measuring When taking measurements the tape should be held flat against the body; it should be held snug enough so not droop, but never so tight as to feel restrictive.
All measurements should be taken to the nearest quarter. Do not add wiggle room to your measurements. We will adjust the fit based off of your selected preferences and build. More measurement specific questions?
Visit our website for more information and video tutorials on how to measure yourself properly! Neck Measurement Measure around your neck at the height where your collar, if buttoned, would be. This measurement should be taken along the lower section of the neck, below your Adams Apple and above your Sternal Notch. The tape should be comfortably touching the skin, with enough room so that you do not feel restricted.
Full Chest Measurement Measure around the chest and body at its fullest part typically right under the armpits and shoulder blades, right across the nipples. Hold the tape against the body tight enough so that it does not slip down, but not so tight that it restricts breathing.
Do not puff out your chest Double check this measurement. Full Shoulder Width Measurement Measure from the end of the right shoulder to the end of the left shoulder.
Double check this measurement. Bicep Measurement Measure around the fullest part of the bicep with the arms by your side. You need only measure one side. Wrist Measurement Measure around the fullest part of the wrist. Front Jacket Length Measurement Measure straight down the front from the base of the neck right or left side to the point level with your thumb knuckle. Start at the front of the right armpit, continue measuring across the nipples, and then stop at the front of the left armpit.
Do not measure under the arms. This is the front part of the full chest measurement we took in step 2. Start at the back of the right armpit, continue measuring across the shoulder blades, and then stop at the back of the left armpit. This is the back part of the full chest measurement we took in step 2.
Instructions On How to Measure a Men’s Jacket. To get an exact fit on E-bay jackets! By Andrew Harris. I’ve received requests from some of the members of the Ask Andy Forum for instructions on how to measure a men’s suit jacket. Please refer to the Figure 2 below to determine your suit size: If you are measuring in centimetres divide by to obtain the measurement in inches. Figure 2: Notes: The actual chest measurement of a suit is typically 2 inches larger than the size of the suit to allow room for adequate movement. Knowing how to measure for a suit is an important part of getting the right fit. Tweet Before you buy a men’s suit, you will need to take several measurements for both your jacket and trousers to .