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Size Guides

A Bell & Barnett guide to measuring yourself

If you want to be well-dressed, nothing looks better than a properly cut suit.
Suits should be flattering and sophisticated, giving you a sense of keen
professionalism and style. Taking the time to measure yourself for the best
fitting suit before purchasing it will save you time and money, as well as ensure
you get the appropriate size. Below you can learn to measure the jacket,
the shirt & the trousers.
We also added some tips to help you make sure the suit fits properly.

SHIRTING

Tips

When determining measurements, don't pull the tape measure tight. Instead, make sure it fits snugly around the body part(s) you're measuring. Pulling the tape measure too tight will result in a suit that is too tight.

 

  1. Neck measurement is taken in cm's by measuring
    all around the collar. As a guide, take a skin tight
    measurement around your neck, just below your
    Adam's apple.
  2. Chest measurements should be taken just under
    the arms, closely around the body.
  3. Shoulder measurement is determined by measuring
    from one shoulder tip (crease) across to the other.
  4. Sleeve Length is measured from the shoulder
    tip (crease) to the bottom of the sleeve.
  5. Back Length is measured from the seam at the
    base of the collar to the bottom hem of the shirt.

 Shirting Chart Bell and Barnett
*NOTE: Measurements provided are of the product when laid flat, not body measurements.

SUITING

Tips

Wear a dress shirt when measuring for a suit. It's important to be wearing the type of shirt you might be wearing under a suit while you're taking measurements for a suit. The shoulder seam in the shirt can serve as a vantage point when measuring the width of your shoulders or your arm length, and the bulk of the shirt will help ensure that your jacket isn't too snug.

 

 

  1. Chest measurements should be taken just
    under the arms, closely around the body.
  2. Waist measurement should be done closely
    around the body at your natural waist level.
    (Jackets are measured 18cm's down
    from underarm)
  3. Sleeve Length is measured from the shoulder
    tip (crease) to the bottom of the sleeve.
  4. Back Length is measured from the seam at
    the base of the collar to the bottom hem
    of the jacket.

 *NOTE: Measurements provided are of the product when laid flat, not body measurements.

 

TROUSERS

Tips

Always wear shoes when measuring for pants. Because dress shoes change the way you stand slightly, as well as giving you a little extra added height, it's important to wear dress shoes, the type of which you may wear with the suit, while you're measuring for the pants, to help you take accurate measurements.

 

  1. Waist measurement should be done closely
    around the body at your natural waist level.
  2. Front rise should be measured from the
    bottom of the waistband to the middle of
    the crotch seam.
  3. Outside Leg is measured on the side of the pant,
    starting from the top of the waist band to the
    bottom of the hem.

 *NOTE: Measurements provided are of the product when laid flat, not body measurements.