MEASURE YOUR BODY

Measuring your body is best done with the help of someone else. You can visit a tailor for the most accurate measurements, or you can enlist the help of someone that is familiar with handling a measuring tape. Follow each of the steps below or download our Body Measurement Guide. Be sure note the unit of measurement, and your fit preference before placing your order. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@2ndimpressionclothing.com.

Do not add any extra to account for allowance; we will factor that in for you upon selecting your fit preference.

 

Chest

Standing up straight in a relaxed position, locate the fullest part of your chest, just below the armpit. Wrap the tape tight around the torso until you have secured it around your chest.

 

Waist

To measure your waist, run the tape around the fullest part of your stomach. This is located at your belly button and will be the best point to mark your measurement. Tightly wrap the tape around your body, but do not press the tape into your stomach.

  

Hip

The hip measurement should be taken at the widest point of your hips. Make sure there are no obstructions on the trousers you are wearing, and stand up straight. Wrap the tape around the hips, keeping it as straight as possible.

 

Bicep

Slightly bending your elbow, but not overly flexing, locate the fullest part of your bicep, usually closer to your armpit. Wrap the measuring tape around your bicep, although not too tight.

 

Length

Stand up straight in a relaxed position. Place the tape at the center of your neck, and run it all the way down until you reach the bottom of your seat. If you wish to wear your shirt untucked, you may shorten the length, but we recommend that our dress shirts be full length in a more traditional design.

 

Shoulder

Standing up straight in a relaxed position, run the tape across the shoulder, following the curvature of the body, not straight across. The shoulder points are usually located upwards from your armpits, where your sleeves would start if you were wearing a shirt.

 

Sleeve

To measure your sleeve, start at the center back of the neck, just below where your collar would sit. Run the tape across until you reach the shoulder, and secure this point. Then pull the tape down from the shoulder to the wrist or where you’d prefer your sleeve to end.

  

Neck

To measure your neck size, the point is usually located below your Adam’s apple, where the collar of your shirt would sit. Wrap the tape around your neck loosely as a bit of give is recommended for comfort.

 

Wrist

Locate the wrist bone, and place the tape around your wrist. Be sure to keep it tight but not pressing into your skin.