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Articles >>Do-it-yourself tips for taking men’s suit measurements

Take Your Own Measurements Visit any Men's Wearhouse and a wardrobe consultant will gladly take and record your measurements, free of charge. However, if you are a do-it-yourself kind of guy, here are some tips on how to find your measurements on your own. Items with a * will require the help of a friend. Shirt Measurements Neck: Measure the circumference of the neck just above the base and around your Adam's apple. Place two fingers between your neck and the tape measure. The number of inches on the tape measure is your neck size. Arm*: Bend your arm slightly. Start at the vertebrae in the center of the neck where the neck meets the shoulder. Run the measuring tape across the shoulder, down to the elbow, then to the break in the wrist. The number of inches is your arm size. Jacket Measurements Chest*: Place the tape well up under your arms and over the shoulder blades in back, and the chest in front. Look to make sure the tape is approximately horizontal to the ground. Breathe normally, and have your friend insert a finger between the tape and your body to ensure enough ease. The number of inches is your chest measurement. Over-Arm*: With arms at your sides, measure around the broadest part of the shoulders and upper arms while keeping the tape measure level at all times. Place two fingers between the tape and your body. The number of inches is your over-arm measurement. Pant Measurements Waist: Measure around the belly button area or the broadest section of your waist. The number of inches is your waist size. Note: Dress slacks are almost always one to two sizes larger than jeans. Inseam*: Take a pair of pants that fits you well (hint: without shoes on, your hem should just touch the floor). Measure from the crotch seam to the cuff. The number of inches is your inseam.
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