How to Measure Your Inseam
Start with a pair of pants you already have that fit you well and lay them flat on the floor.
Carefully measure the length from the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
THIS NUMBER IS YOUR INSEAM. Use this number to help you choose your next pair of great-fitting pants.
Tip: Remember to take into account the height of heel you’ll most likely be wearing with the new pair, and add about 1/2 inch if you’re going to be buying pants that you’ll machine-wash to accommodate a bit of shrinkage.
How to Measure Your Chest
This measurement’s taken with the coat off around the body. Place the tape line well up under the arms, straight across the back, over the blades, and over the chest in the front. Insert a finger between the tape and body to insure proper ease. This measurement usually determines the coat size.
How to Measure Your Sleeve Inseam
This measurement is taken with the jacket on. Place one end of the tape measure under the arm at the point where the fabric comes together, then place the tape along the inside under arm seam down the inside seam to the point where the customer wants the sleeve to hit the hand. Normally, the jacket sleeve should hit the hand at a point where 1/4 inch of the shirt cuff is showing.
How to Measure Your Waist
This measurement is taken with the coat off, around the body. Place the tape measure directly over the shirt, just above the hip bones and through the navel. Insert a finger between the tape and body to insure proper ease. It is best to ask the customer if he desires the waist of his trousers tight or loose and measure accordingly.