They are taken from the Cutters Guide To Lounge Jackets and are designed to help me create a block from which I can cut your coat.
All measurements should be taking in Imperial Inches
The first measurements to take are your Chest, Waist and Seat.
When doing this, make sure you are relaxed and breathed out. If you take it while taking a sharp intake of breathe – it will only fit you when you do the same!
Chest (A) should be taken just under the arms.
Waist (B) should be taken at toe belt level of a well fitting trousers.
Seat (C) should be taken at the widest part of your pelvis.
Across Chest (D) should be taken just above the under arm.
All measurements are taken from the nape of the neck at (E).
Small of back (E to F) should be measured down to lowest point of your spine, just above the level of a belt on a well fitting suit trousers.
Hem Length (E to G) should be measured to the required level of the coat’s hem.
The next measurements, Across Back, Centre of Back to Elbow & Cuff, should be taken carefully, with your arm raised and your fist to your chest.
Across Back (H to I) should be measured centered on the the arm hole, from the centre of the back to the arm.
Centre Of Back to Elbow (H to J) should be continued to the point of the elbow.
Centre Of Back to Cuff (H to K) should be continued to cuff, which should be at the round bone on your wrist.
We now need to measure your Shoulder Length.
Shoulder Length (L to M) measure the apex of your shoulder, from the neckline (L) to the end of your shoulder (M).