We wish to make taking these measurements as quick and easy as possible, but of most importance is to insure the proper fit of your uniform. A person with experience in taking measurements can be extremely helpful, but if such a person is not available have a friend help you. Please read each measuring procedure carefully and place each measurement in the space provided for each uniform you are ordering. Please complete all blanks and double check all measurements. Remember we are making your uniform to the measurements you provide and cannot be responsible for an improper fit due to incorrect measurements.
However if one of our Tailors feel your measurements are out of normal ranges we
will contact you.
Height in Inches
Your height in inches without shoes.
Weight in pounds
Height and weight helps give us an
idea of your size so we can better judge the accuracy of your measurements. For
instance a man normally goes up one coat size for every 7 LBS of weight.
This measurement corresponds to the your normal coat size. If you normally wear
a 42 coat, the measurement you get should be 42. Place tape over largest part of chest and upper back leaving room (approximately the thickness of the flat palm of your hand) for a comfortable fit. Make sure arms are at your side. Give
us this measurement in whole inches. If for instance the measurement is a
between 42 and 43, round up to 43.
||Shoulder slope. The best way to judge if you have erect
shoulders, a pucker will appear behind the collar of a standard coat.
Are your shoulders
erect, regular or sloping? (circle one)
Measure from the left shoulder seam to the point where back center seam is sewn to collar, then to the right shoulder seam.
Take waist measurement around waistline with your shirt on but not over trousers or skirt, insuring tape measure is positioned over your navel
for hi-rise mess pants. For service trousers,
measure where you normally wear your pants. Very important to check this
- do not go by your "normal" pants size due to variations in civilian
Take a loose measurement around the largest part of your seat.
OUT SLEEVE MEASUREMENT
Wearing a coat that fits well, measure from the center back seam under the collar across highest part of your shoulder and down to sleeve length desired. Coat sleeve lengths normally should be 4" up from the tip of your thumb.
IN SLEEVE MEASUREMENT
Military coat sleeve lengths normally should be 4" up from the tip of your thumb.
The easiest way to get a good measurement is to use a military coat that fits
you well. Lay the coat down with one sleeve facing towards you so you can
see the seam that runs from the arm hole down to the cuff. Using a tape
measure, start at the armhole and measure to bottom of sleeve. You cannot
take this measurement off your body or use an ACU top. If you do not have a
military dress jacket, please call us at 1-800-633-2282 and we will assist you
with using a civilian coat.
Measure from bottom of coat collar, along back seam to coat hem . Proper coat length is when hem touches first joint of fingers when placed under coat hem.
BACK LENGTH MESS JACKET
Measure from bottom of collar to 2" below your normal waistline. Another
way is to set the top of your military (1 1/4") belt on the
top of your hip bones at your sides. Then measure from the bottom of the
collar to the bottom of your belt. This will assure that the
jacket covers your hip bones by 1 1/4".
INSEAM OF TROUSERS
Using a well fitting pair of trousers, measure from crotch seam along inside leg seam to desired length (see explanation outseam). This can be done with or without trousers on.
OUTSEAM OF TROUSERS
Measure from top of waistband along outside seam to desired cuff length. We
normally put a West Point cuff in all of our uniform trousers. This is 3/4"
longer on the back crease than the front. A good fit is when the back crease
hits midway between the top of shoe and the top of heel and touches shoe laces
on the front crease. (When measuring for blue and black mess trousers remember that the waistband should hit
at your navel).
Measure from top of waistband to desired hem length. Street length skirt hems can be from 1" above to 2" below knee. Formal skirts should touch the top of shoes you plan to wear with this uniform. Please use those shoes when taking these measurements.
Measure around largest part of thigh. If you have a larger than normal thigh please give a true measurement around largest part of thigh and indicate at what length this falls along outseam of pants - from top of waistband.
To use chart, measure circumference around the skull at widest point=(measure).