MEASUREMENTS

Introduction

At Tailored R we offer our customers three ways to submit their measurements.

Three tips to get you started;

  • When measuring your body, have a friend or partner help you. It’s much easier and will ensure most accurate results.
  • When measuring a shirt, use a hard flat surface. For example, use a table or bench, not a bed or sofa.
  • For the ‘Off-the-Shelf’ option we only need your neck measurement. We then fill all your measurement points in based on a profiling matrix. However, for best fit we recommend you take the time to provide your own measurements for a fully made to measure shirt.

Your Measurements

Please select from where you wish to provide your measurement.

Collar
CM

Shoulder
CM

Sleeve
CM

Bicep
CM

Wrist
CM

Chest
CM

Waist
CM

Length
CM

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MEASURING A SHIRT

NECK-COLLAR

MIDDLE OF BUTTON TO END OF BUTTONHOLE
  1. Open your shirt out and place it on its back. Place one end of the measuring tape on the thread attaching the button. This will be the center of the button.
  2. Then run the tape straight along the collar band to the far edge of the buttonhole. Ensure you are holding the collar band out tight.

SHOULDER-YOKE WIDTH

OUTSIDE EDGE OF SHOULDER POINT SEAM TO SAME ON OPPOSITE SHOULDER
  1. Lay the shirt flat on its front. Place one end of the measuring tape on the outside edge of the shoulder point seam.
  2. Then run the tape straight across to the outside edge of the opposite shoulder point seam. Make sure the yoke is held tight.

SLEEVE LENGTH

OUTSIDE EDGE OF SHOULDER POINT SEAM TO SAME ON OPPOSITE SHOULDERE
  1. Lay the shirt flat on its front. Place one end of the measuring tape on the outside edge of the shoulder point seam.
  2. Then run the tape straight across to the outside edge of the opposite shoulder point seam. Make sure the yoke is held tight.

SLEEVE BICEP WIDTH

MIDDLE OF BUTTON TO END OF BUTTONHOLE

Pull your sleeve straight out and flatten like you would when ironing your sleeve.

  1. Hold one end of the measuring tape at the outside edge of the armhole seam. Holding this end run the tape across the flat width of the sleeve to the folded edge. Ensure that the measuring lines on the tape run parallel to the edge of the sleeve. This will ensure you are measure square across the sleeve.

CUFF

BUTTON CUFF: CENTER OF BUTTON ATTACH TO OUTSIDE OF BUTTONHOLE
  1. Unbutton the cuff and sleeve placket and lay it flat on a hard surface with the inside facing up.
  2. Place one end of the measuring tape on the thread attaching the cuff button. Where you have a double button cuff, measure from the outside button. Holding this end, run the tape across to the outside edge of the buttonhole.
DOUBLE CUFF: OUTSIDE OF BUTTONHOLE TO OUTSIDE OF BUTTON HOLE
  1. Where you have a double or French cuff, hold one end of the measuring tape at the outside edge of one cuff link hole. Holding this end, then run the tape across the outside edge of the opposite cuff link hole.

CHEST

BOTTOM OF ARMHOLE SEAM
  1. Outside of side seam to outside of side seam on opposite armhole. Button up the shirt from top to bottom, then lay the shirt flat on its back.
  2. Then place one end of the measuring tape at the bottom of the armhole seam and run the tape across the chest to the bottom of the opposite armhole seam. Make sure the shirt is held out tight across the chest without pulling the placket out of shape.

WAIST

FOLD AND PLACE BOTTOM OF SIDE SEAM ONTO BOTTOM OF ARMHOLE SEAM
  1. Measure from side to side at fold. Button up the shirt from top to bottom, then lay the shirt flat on its back.
  2. Then fold the bottom of the shirt up to the underside of the armhole seam. The fold line will naturally be at the waist. Flatten the fold as best you can, then hold one end of the measuring tape at the outside edge of the fold line. Holding this end then run the tape across to the opposite outside edge of the fold line.

LENGTH

BOTTOM OF COLLAR BAND TO BOTTOM HEM
  1. Place the shirt face down on a flat surface.
  2. Then place one end of the measuring tape at the bottom of the collar band in the center. Holding this end, run the tape down the full length of the back all the way to the outside edge of the bottom hem

MEASURING YOUR BODY

NECK

UNDER ADAMS APPLE WITH ONE FINGER UNDER TAPEE
  1. Face the person taking your measurements.
  2. Run the measuring tape around the back of the neck and then bring them together just under the Adam’s Apple, holding one finger between the tape and your neck. We suggest that your finger is placed just under your Adams Apple.
  3. Do not pull the end of the tape tight, but rather lightly and just enough to comfortably hold the tape in place.

SHOULDER

SHOULDER POINT TO SHOULDER POINT, FOLLOWING CURVE OF THE SHOULDER TO BOTTOM OF COLLAR BAND
  1. Face away from the person taking your measurements.
  2. At the point of your shoulder you will feel where the ‘shoulder point’ bone drops away. It is from this point where one end of the measuring tape should be placed. Take your time to feel where this bone is and where it ends.
  3. Holding this end, run the tape across the shoulder following the curve of the shoulder up to where the bottom of your collar band would be and then down to the opposite shoulder point.
  4. The natural shape of your shoulder dictates the curve. Some of us have very square shoulders, others more rounded, while others have shoulders that drop away from the neck quite steeply.

ARM

SHOULDER POINT TO LITTLE FINGER KNUCKLE
  1. Face away from the person taking your measurements and hold your arms straight down beside your body.
  2. Hold one end of the take at the shoulder point. Just where the shoulder bone drops away. That same point you used for measuring your shoulder width.
  3. Holding this point, run the tape down your arm to the knuckle of your little finger.
  4. This might seem long to you. However, remember that you will experience just a little shrinkage after a few washes, and the cuff holds the sleeve at the point of the wrist.It cannot slip over your hand. When you reach your arm out, you do not want your sleeve going half way up your forearm!

BICEP

MEASURE AROUND WIDEST POINT OF BICEP

Pull your sleeve straight out and flatten like

  1. Run the tape around the widest part of your bicep, and then place your arm down beside your body. Holding the tape lightly in place, measure the circumference of your bicep.

WRIST

AROUND ‘KNUCKLE’ OF WRIST I.E. WIDEST PART OF WRIST
  1. Run the tape around the widest part of your wrist. This will be over the top of the ‘knuckle’ of your wrist. Hold the tape lightly in place so you are able to rotate the tape around your wrist.

CHEST

STRAIGHT ACROSS BACK, AROUND TO FRONT AND OVER NIPPLE
  1. Face the person taking your measurements.
  2. Run the tape square around and across your back then bring the tape together at your chest, dropping your arms next to your body.
  3. Run the tape over your nipples, thereby ensuring you catch the widest part of your chest. Do not puff your chest out! Rather, breathe out and relax. The tape should be held lightly together at the center point of your chest.

WAIST

STRAIGHT ACROSS BACK AND AROUND OVER BELLY BUTTON
  1. Face the person taking your measurements.
  2. Run the tape square around and across your back, bring the tape around and together at your belly button.
  3. Relax, breathe out and stand as you would normally stand. Now is not the time to suck your belly in! Hold the tape light together. Do not pull.

LENGTH

CENTER BACK OF NECK AT BOTTOM OF COLLAR BAND POSITION TO CROTCH POINT
  1. Face away from the person taking your measurements.
  2. Hold one end of the tape at the bottom center point of your neck. Where the bottom of the collar band would naturally sit.
  3. Holding this point, run the tape straight down the spine of your back to the point where your legs meet at your crotch. You want plenty of length on you shirt so that it stays firmly tucked into your trousers, but you do not want so long that you sit on the tail of your shirt when you sit down.

OFF THE SHELF

We use a matrix to determine your measurement points based on your neck size.

Tips for using Off-the-Shelf;

  • Off the shelf is better suited to ’standard’ body shapes.
  • You can edit any measurement point.
  • We suggest you look most carefully at sleeve length and body length. Most Off-the-Shelf purchases run into problems in these two areas.

The following charts present measurement points for a shirt. See Measuring a Shirt to see how this is done;

SLIM FIT

Measurements in cm.

Neck Size 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45
Collar 38.0 39.0 40.0 41.0 42.0 43.0 44.0 45.0
Sleeve 66.0 67.0 68.0 69.0 69.0 70.0 70.0 71.0
Shoulder 44.0 45.0 47.0 48.0 49.0 50.0 51.0 53.0
Chest 49.5 53.0 54.5 56.5 57.5 59.5 61.0 62.5
Waist 45.5 47.5 49.0 51.5 52.5 54.5 56.5 58.5
Length 81.0 81.0 82.0 83.0 83.0 83.0 84.0 85.0
Bicep 21.0 22.0 23.0 23.0 23.5 24.0 24.0 24.5
Wrist – R 21.5 22.0 22.5 23.0 23.5 24.0 24.5 25.0
Wrist – L 23.0 23.5 24.0 24.5 25.0 25.5 26.0 26.5

REGULAR FIT

Measurements in cm.

Neck Size 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45
Collar 38.0 39.0 40.0 41.0 42.0 43.0 44.0 45.0
Sleeve 66.0 67.0 68.0 69.0 69.0 70.0 70.0 71.0
Shoulder 45.0 46.0 48.0 49.0 50.0 51.0 52.0 54.0
Chest 51.0 54.5 56.0 58.0 59.0 61.0 62.5 64.0
Waist 47.0 49.0 50.5 53.0 54.0 56.0 58.0 60.0
Length 81.0 81.0 82.0 83.0 83.0 83.0 84.0 85.0
Bicep 22.0 23.0 24.0 24.0 24.5 25.0 25.0 25.5
Wrist – R 21.5 22.0 22.5 23.0 23.5 24.0 24.5 25.0
Wrist – L 23.0 23.5 24.0 24.5 25.0 25.5 26.0 26.5