Tips for Choosing Suit Measurements

Tips for Choosing Suit Measurements - SM

Suits are just one way how men communicate themselves to the world. When you button up your shirt and put on a jacket, you are telling everyone what kind of professional you are. So, you must ask yourself: are you the kind of professional who dresses improperly, who fails to measure their suits accurately? With these tips for choosing suit measurements, you will learn how to avoid many dressing mistakes that make men stand out as foolish and underprepared.

Measure Chest

To measure your chest, you should wrap the tape measure around the widest part of your torso. You want the tape measure snug, but not tight, against your body. It is vey important that you do not hold your breath when measuring your chest, as that could leave you with a much tighter jacket.     

Measure Height

You measure height for a suit in feet and inches. Once you know your height and your chest size, you can determine whether it should be short, medium, or long. For instance, men with a height between five feet seven inches and five feet 11 inches with a chest of 36 inches to 54 inches should purchase a medium suit.

Measure Waist

Another tip for choosing suit measurements is to determine your waist by bending to the side so you can find your natural crease. From that point, measure around your waist.

Measure Your Seat

Purchasing Bespoke Menswear requires a knowledge of your seat size. You or your tailor can find this by wrapping the measuring tape around the widest part of your hips.

Measure Your Sleeve

If you measure your sleeve length, you must start from your shoulder seam and measure down to about two inches below your wrist. Most jackets are fitted based on a formula that factors height and chest width. However, depending on your proportions, sleeve length may also be a useful consideration.