Stand up straight and hold the measuring tape at roughly nipple level, wind it under the
armpits and over the shoulder blades. This should be the circumference of your chest at its
widest point. For women you should provide two chest measurements, over-chest as
described here passing around the widest point of the chest, and under-chest measurement,
which is the same but with the tape passing round underneathwhere the wearers bra typically
Measure the widest part of your abdomen, usually
around the level of your belly button, ensuring the tape is level. Try not to suck your tummy in, else the
measurement will be too small.
Measure around the fullest part of your hips AND seat (tailor term for bum). Stand feet hip width
apart, making sure your pockets are empty and the tape is level and untwisted. You should just
barely feel the tape against your body.
Measure the circumference of your neck at the height where your collar would sit. If you wish
to be sure you of the height you can wear a shirt that fits you well.
Measure across the top of the back arching from the tip of one shoulder to the tip of the other,
its should not be a perfectly straight line but rather follow your natural curvature of the upper
back. If you struggle to identify the tip and have a shirt that fits well, you can simply measure
between the shoulder seams.
With your arm relaxed at your side, measure from where shoulder seam meets the
crown down to your desired length, generally at the base of the thumb where it meets your wrist.
Measure from where the shoulder seam meets the collar seam to your desired jacket
length, which for men is usually around the wrist/base of the thumb.
Measure vertically from the where the back body of the shirt meets the collar seam to the
desired length of the waistcoat usually somewhere from the lower back to the top of the seat.
Flex your arm to 90 degrees and measure the circumference of your bicep at its widest point.CLOSE
Measure around the circumference of your wrist at the point where the jacket sleeve
would end, keep the tape measure snug but not tight.
Measure the circumference of your thigh at its widest point, this is usually near the top of the
inseam but may be slightly lower depending on your physique.
Measure around your waist at the height where you would like to wear your pants, which is likely
different than your natural waist. Do not pull the tape measure too tight. If you are not sure and
have an existing pair of trousers that fit as you would like, wear them, and measure around the
waist band where they sit.
Similar to the previous measurement, take the circumference of your knee.CLOSE
Place the end of tape measure at the top of waist on the front where the central button is. Then
ensuring it doesn’t get twisted, place the tape measure through your legs and measure to the
top of the waist on the back. It’s useful to wear a pair of trousers that you know fit you well so
you allow for necessary room in the crotch.
Measure vertically from the top of where you want the trouser waist to sit down along the side
pant seam, to the desired trouser length. This is typically around 3cm above the ground. If you
want to help you can a pair of trousers you know fit you well, and/or wear shoes similar to those
you intend to wear with the suit.
We typically make our trousers from the out-seam you provide, but inseam can be useful in
some circumstances. Again it can help if you wear a pair of trousers you know fit you well,
and/or wear shoes similar to those you intend to wear with the suit. Measure vertically from the
bottom of the trouser (typically 3cm from the floor), up the inside seam to the desired height of
the crotch. In Made to Order / standard store bought trousers this is typically 30″ (short), 32″
(regular), 34″ (long).
At Ace Tailor we pay close attention to your measurements to ensure you
get just the perfect fit. Below you will be able to submit your
measurements to us online (Credit to That British Tweed Company)
Once you send us your measurements, feel free to give us references of
what garment you’d like us to tailor for you and we’ll be in touch!
Tailor-Made Suits & Shirts from the
heart of Pattaya!