How We Measure

Each of our Garment types requires a specific method of measurement to achieve the optimum fit.

Jackets

Measuring for Jackets

There are five key measurements that are commonly used in the fitting process.  We recommend that you select a well-fitting and comparably styled garment in your wardrobe and measure as follows:

  • Shoulder: Measure from shoulder seam to shoulder seam across the front or back of the jacket.
  • Chest: Measure at the bottom of the armhole from side seam to side seam across the front or back of the jacket.  This measurements is sometimes referred to as pit-to-pit.
  • Sweep: Measure at the bottom of the jacket from side seam to side seam across the front or back of the jacket.
  • Body Length: Measure from the bottom of the collar to bottom of the jacket down the rear of the jacket.
  • Sleeve Length Center Back: Measure from the center of the back of the jacket at the bottom of the collar to the cuff at the end of the sleeve.

Then, compare your measurements to the measurements we provide in the product size chart to assess potential fit.

Some variation in the measurements is inevitable  - smoothing out a crease or pulling on a sleeve can change a measurement here and there by a 1/4″ or so.  While there is some imprecision in this process, it has proven to be a reliable method for fitting when shopping online.