Neck

Under Adams Apple with one finger under tape
  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
  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.