Measuring Instructions

For SUITS, FORMALS or DAY COATS/JODS please obtain all of  the following measurements.

For ACADEMY, we will only need:

Nape to Waist (for back length of vest)
Inseam crotch to floor

BUST: Around the largest part of the chest. Do NOT use your bra size. The number should be a tad larger than your bra size, as the bra size number is your chest size under the bust.

WAIST: Around the waist at the belly button.

SHOULDER: (Generally I will ignore this measurement because it is a hard one for people to get accurate, so if you are confused, don't stress, just skip it!)
Draw an imaginary line from armpit up to top of shoulder, start there, go to nape of neck (big bone at bottom of neck) and over to imaginary line above other armpit. Or on current fitting suit, from shoulder/sleeve seam, up to bottom edge of collar at middle back seam and down to other shoulder/sleeve seam.

SLEEVE: From edge of shoulder bone at arm  down to where thumb meets hand.

NECK: Neck circumference snug.

NAPE TO WAIST FOR SUITS: Measure from bottom of neck (where bottom of collar would sit) to  natural waist.  Be sure not to start too high on neck.
BACK LENGTH MEASUREMENT FOR ACADEMY VESTS: Start at bottom of neck where top of vest would sit and measure straight down to bottom of lower back.  If you are not sure if you are doing this correctly, send me a picture and I can decipher.

COAT LENGTH: From bottom of neck (where bottom of collar would sit) straight down back to bend in knee.

INSEAM: Crotch to floor (you will want jods 3" longer than that but you MUST let me know if you have already added 3" or not as I will automatically add 3" if you don't tell me)

SEAT: Around body at largest part of rear.

THIGH: Around an upper thigh.

CALF: Around largest part of calf.

HEAD: Measure snug around head above ears.