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.
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.
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.
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.
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