Stand straight with your feet together (no shoes). Measure from the top of the head to the floor.
Measure the point at which the shoulder seam meets the shoulder end at the sleeve seam. Run tape horizontally across the back below collar to the same point on the other side.
N.B. Too tight on the shoulders is worse than too wide.
Measure around the chest, high up in to the armpits. Keep the tape horizontal and over the shoulder blades. Lower arms after positioning the tape to ensure it is not too tight.
N.B. Allow a couple of fingers of ease between tape and body.
Measure around the waist (approximately 5cm below the rib cage) where the jacket will button (middle button for a three button jacket or top button for a two button jacket).
N.B. If extra weight is carried on hips or above waistband, please allow for this.
With a Jacket on, measure from the base of the melton (cloth under the collar) down the centre back seam to the desired length of the jacket.
With a Jacket on, measure from the base of the melton (cloth under the collar) down the centre back seam to under the waistband of the trousers.
Take the measurement approximately 10cm to 12cm down from the collar across from the centre back seam to side seam - close to where the sleeve seam joined the side body.
It is worse to be too tight on the shoulders than too wide.
All jackets require a little drape around the back to allow for arm movement.
You can measure the full width across the back and divide by two.
Measure from the top of the crown (where shoulder seam meets the arm) to the required length of sleeve.
N.B. Ensure the tape goes over any roping/rounding of the shoulder
Allow for the preferred amount of cuff to show, usually around 1.5cm.
Measure around the widest part of the bicep.
N.B. The tape must run smoothly up and down, neither too tight or too loose.
Measure the full circumference of the sleeve bottom.
Measure around the part of the waist where one wishes the trousers to sit.
N.B. Put a finger under the tape to assess pressure, allow for comfort.
Stand with feet together, place tape around the widest part of the hips/seat.
Measure with tailored trousers on. Hold tape at fork of inside leg at top of crotch. Run tape down inside leg to desired length.
N.B. If current trousers have insufficient or too much rise (difference between inside and outside leg), this should be accounted for.
If preferred lay trousers flat and measure from fork of crotch along the inside leg seam to bottom/desired length.Casual trousers not suitable to be measured from due to difference in style and rise.
Measure from preferred waistline position from under waistband along outside of leg to desired length.
Measure around the widest point of the thigh, usually around 8cm below the crotch.
Measure full circumference of trouser bottom.
N.B. Narrow width bottom is not advisable for those with prominent calves as this makes them catch and twist.
Measure around the widest point of the knee.
Measure the circumference of the area below the knee but above the calf where the Breeks/Plus 2s/Plus 4s will fasten.
N.B. Decide whether or not the shooting socks will be worn over or underneath the cuff. Please allow an additional measurement of approximately 3cm (dependant on thickness of socks) if they are to be worn underneath.
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