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How to Measure Your Suit Size

Measuring Information


*Please note that this information is for reference only... sizes may vary from suit to suit.

Suit & Sport Coat
The suit measurements below are for reference only. Please allow ±0.25" difference for actual suit measurement.

Figure 1:


Suit Size:

38R

40R

42R

44R

46R

48R

50R

Chest:

40"

42"

44"

46"

48"

50"

52"

Shoulder:

18"

18.5"

19"

19.5"

20"

20.25"

20.5"

Length:

30.5"

31"

31"

31"

31.5"

31.5"

31.75"

Sleeve:

24.5"

25"

25"

25.25"

25.25"

25.25"

25.5"

Waist Size:

32"

34"

36"

38"

40"

42"

44"

Outseam (Unhemmed):

47"

47"

47"

47"

47"

47"

47"

Inseam (Unhemmed):

36"

36"

36"

36"

36"

36"

36"

Fabric to Let Out:

1.5"

1.5"

1.5"

1.5"

1.5"

1.5"

1.5"

  • Chest - Measured under the arms
  • Shoulder - Top of shoulder across back, seam to seam
  • Length - Bottom of collar to bottom of jacket
  • Sleeve - Top of shoulder sleeve to end of seam

See below for further details:
Chest - Measure chest just under arms and across shoulder blades, holding tape level (don’t hold your breath). Be sure to cross over the shoulder blades and the fullest part of your chest. Blazer sizes are equal to your chest size. For example, if you have a 38" chest, you would wear a size 38 blazer. . How tall you are will determine whether you need a Short (S), Regular (R), or a Long (L) suit. Please refer to the Figure 2 below to determine your suit size:
If you are measuring in centimetres divide by 2.54 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.
  • The European size of a suit is 10 more than the US Size. For example, a size 50 (European) is equivalent to a size 40 (US).
  • Typically the waist size of a suit pant is 6" less than the suit size. For example, a suit size 42 jacket comes with a 36" waist pant.

Alteration Notes:

  • A jacket that is too big at the waist can be easily taken in by a tailor
  • If your slacks are 1-2" too big or small a tailor can easily taken them in or out. If the slacks are over 2" too big, a tailor can re-cut them to fit (typically more expensive).
  • Typically and unless otherwise noted our pant bottoms come unfinished and unhemmed. It is best to let a professional tailor alter the length for you.

Neck - Measure around the middle of the neck, around your Adams apple or fullest part of our neck, keeping tape level. Allow for index finger to fit between the tape and your neck for a comfortable fit. See Figure 3. (For shirt measurements purposes)
Sleeve/Arm – With your arm around your hip, bend your arm to a 90 degree angle. Measure from the middle of the back of your neck, across your shoulder and down outside of your arm past elbow to your wrist. See Figure 3.
Waist - Look inside one of your pants' waistband. Generally, the size will be written. If you cannot find it, follow these guidelines to find your correct size.
Keep one finger between tape and your body and measure around your natural waistline (usually at the bellybutton). See Figure 3. Pants sizes are equal to your waist size. For example, if you have a 38" waist, you should wear a size 38 pants. Remember of your slacks are 1-2" too big or too small, a tailor can easily take them in or out.
Otherwise, use a pair of pants that fit you well, measure from the top of the inner pant leg seam to the opening at the bottom of the pant leg. The number of inches is the inseam length, rounded to the nearest half inch.
The European size of slacks is 16 more than the US size. For example, a size 52 (European) is equivalent to a size 36 (US).
Inseam: With appropriate shoes on, measure from your crotch to your desired pant length. Inseam measurements vary by style. See Figure 3; Or
Generally use a pair of pants that fit you well, measure from the top of the inner pant leg seam to the opening at the bottom of the pant leg. The number of inches is the inseam length, rounded to the nearest half inch.
Figure 3:

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