Measurement Guide

All measurements are taken with a soft tape measure and the garment laid flat on a hard surface. 

 

TOPS

SHOULDER

Measure shoulder-to-shoulder across the front of the garment.

The sample measurement reads 19."

 

CHEST

Measure pit-to-pit, 1.5" down from the bottom of the armhole, across the front of the garment.

The sample measurement reads 22.75."

 

CENTER BACK LENGTH

Measure from bottom of the back collar to the back hem of the garment.

The sample measurement reads 30.5."

 

SLEEVE LENGTH FOR SET-IN-SLEEVE / TWO-PIECE-SLEEVE (STEP 1)

Measure from the cap of the sleeve to the approximate elbow of the garment.

The sample measurement reads 18."

 

SLEEVE LENGTH FOR SET-IN-SLEEVE / TWO-PIECE-SLEEVE (STEP 2)

Carefully turning the tape measure at the elbow, measure down to the edge of the sleeve cuff hem to get the total length of the sleeve.

The sample measurement reads 27.25"

 

SLEEVE LENGTH FOR RAGLAN SLEEVE (STEP 1)

Measure from the side collar seam to the approximate shoulder of the garment.

The sample measurement reads 6."

 

SLEEVE LENGTH FOR RAGLAN SLEEVE (STEP 2)

Carefully turning the tape measure at the shoulder, measure down to the edge of the sleeve cuff/hem to get the total length of the sleeve.

The sample measurement reads 32.25."

 

SLEEVE LENGTH FOR SHIRT SLEEVE / ONE-PIECE SLEEVE

Measure from the cap of the sleeve to the edge of the sleeve cuff/hem.

The sample measurement reads 25.5."

 

BOTTOMS

WAIST

Pull the waistband tight so that the front waistband lays directly over the back waistband of the pants. Measure across the waist on the front of pants. Then double the measurement.

The sample measurement reads 16.25." The overall waist measurement is 32.5."

 

FRONT RISE

Measure from the crotch seam to the edge of the front waistband of the pants.

The sample measurement reads 10.5."

 

BACK RISE

Measure from the crotch seam to the edge of the back waistband of the pants.

The sample measurement reads 14."

 

UPPER THIGH

Measure from the crotch seam to the outside of the leg with the tape measure parallel to the waistband of the pants.

The sample measurement reads 12."

 

KNEE (STEP 1)

Measure from the crotch down 13" along the inseam of the pants.

The sample measurement reads 13."

 

KNEE (STEP 2)

From the 13" mark along the inseam, measure straight across the knee of the pants.

The sample measurement reads 8."

 

LEG OPENING

Measure straight across the hem of one leg of the pants.

The sample measurement reads 6.75."

 

INSEAM

Arrange the pants so that the inseam is face up, down the center of the leg. Measure from the crotch seam to the edge of the hem of the pants. 

The sample measurement reads 32."

 

This measurement guide is based off the guide created by Blue in Green in New York City.