How to Measure For Shirt - 19th Stitch

Measurement for Dress Shirt

To start a measurement is recommended to wear a shirt that fit well in you and be assisted by a partner. If you do not have a partner, you may measure a shirt directly. Body should be in relax posture. There are 10 parts required to be measured. which are  Neck, Shoulder, Sleeve Length, Biceps, Elbow, Wrist, Shirt Length, Chest, Waist and Hip. 

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What will you need :

  • A fabric measuring tape

  • Assistance from a friend or partner

  • A well fitted shirt and a pair of pants

When taking measurements:

  • Always keep the measuring tape comfortably snug, but not too tight.

  To start a measurement is recommended to wear a shirt and pants that fit well in you and be assisted by a partner. If you do not have a partner, you may measure a shirt directly. Body should be in relax posture. There are 10 parts required to be measured. which are  Neck, Shoulder, Sleeve Length, Biceps, Elbow, Wrist, Shirt Length, Chest, Waist and Hip. 

 

Click here to know how to measure for pants.

 

What will you need :

  • A fabric measuring tape
  • Assistance from a friend or partner
  • A well fitted shirt and a pair of pants

 

When taking measurements:

  • Always keep the measuring tape comfortably snug, but not too tight.

NECK

  1. It is normally below Adam’s apple and above the collar bone.

  2. Run the measuring tape around your neck where the collar normally rests. Head and chin are in natural and comfortable position. Rest the  tape lightly on the skin without squeezing it.

  3. Click here for Video Tutorial.

NECK

SHOULDER

  1. Make sure that shoulders are relaxed and arms are straight

  2. Locate the shoulder point by thinking a line going from your armpit straight upwards to your shoulder.

  3. Run the measuring tape from the shoulder point along the curve to the outside part of the second shoulder.

  4. Click here for Video Tutorial.

SHOULDER

SLEEVE LENGTH

  1. Make sure that your arms are relaxed.

  2. Locate the shoulder point and run the measuring tape down the arm up to the point where around middle of hand.

  3. Take measurement for both arms. If both arms having different measurement, you should take an average of two.

  4. For short sleeve option, you are still required to measure full length of the arm for better accuracy.

  5. Click here for Video Tutorial.

SLEEVE LENGTH

BICEPS

  1. First of all, make sure that your arms are relaxed and hanging at your side.

  2. Measure the biceps by running the measuring tape around the largest or fullest area of your biceps, this is probably pretty close to your armpit

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BICEPS

ELBOW

  1. Make sure that your arms are relaxed.

  2. Locate the elbow and run the measuring tape around it.

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ELBOW

WRIST

  1. Locate the point where your sleeve ends

  2. Run the measuring tape around the middle of hand in a way that is not too tight. 

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WRIST

SHIRT LENGTH

  1. For more accurate measurement, you may need to wear the pants which u need to pair with. Also wear a shirt that fits you well.

  2. Run the measuring tape from top of the shoulder or base of the neck (prominent bone) and following  your body down to the shirt ending point. The length may also depends on individual’s preference.

  3. The ending point is usually the bottom of the buttocks. You may set it slightly longer for tuck-in shirt or slightly shorter untucked shirt. 

  4. For men with significant belly should add 5cm or 2″ to ensure easier tuck in to the front.

  5. Click here for Video Tutorial.

SHIRT LENGTH

CHEST

  1. Raise both arms. Run the measuring tape around the widest part of the chest.

  2. Tight up under your armpits and over the shoulder blades. Let your arms hang down in a natural posture.

  3. Click here for Video Tutorial.

CHEST

WAIST

  1. Run the measuring tape around t he fullest part of your waist where just above your belly button.

  2. For men with belly should be measured on the largest point of the belly.

  3. The measuring tape should be snug on the skin without squeezing in.

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WAIST

HIP

  1. Stand relaxed in a normal stance.

  2. Run the measuring tap around hips where same line as your sleeve ends.

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HIP

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