How to Measure a Garment (15)

How to Measure Dress Pant Hip Width

The Hip Width measurement determines the widest part of the seat of the pants. With the pants lying face up on a flat surface, button the waistband, zip the fly closed, and use your hands to … Read

Body Measurements vs. Shirt Dimensions

Body measurements and the shirt dimensions stored in your Proper Cloth account are quite different. Chest Width, Midsection Width, Bottom Width, and Sleeve Width are all taken from a shirt laying flat on a surface. Thus, … Read

How to Measure a Dress Shirt

Measuring a dress shirt that fits you well is an excellent way to get started creating your first custom dress shirt size. ┬áThe following explanations and videos will clearly explain how to measure a dress shirt. … Read

How to Measure a Shirt: Collar Around

How to Measure a Shirt: Collar Around Unbutton the shirt and spread it out on its back. Place one end of the measuring tape at the center of the button where the button stitching comes through … Read

How to Measure a Shirt: Sleeve Length

How to Measure a Shirt: Sleeve Length With the shirt front and cuffs buttoned, lay the shirt down and spread it out on its front. Pull the sleeve away from the shirt body. Do not stretch … Read

How to Measure a Shirt: Yoke Width

How to Measure a Shirt: Yoke Width Button up the shirt and spread the shirt out on its front. Measure for the point where the yoke meets the sleeve, straight across, to the same point on … Read

How to Measure a Shirt: Chest Width

How to Measure a Shirt: Chest Width Spread the shirt out on its back. Be careful to fully spread out any wrinkles or folds that might hide underneath. If the shirt has rear pleats, this will … Read

How to Measure a Shirt: Midsection Width

How to Measure a Shirt: Midsection Width Spread the shirt out on its back such that there are no wrinkles or folds underneath. Find the narrowest part of the shirt’s body. This is probably about halfway … Read

How to Measure a Shirt: Back Length

How to Measure a Shirt: Back Length With the shirt spread out on its front, measure from the base of the back of the collar straight down to the center of the very bottom of the … Read

How to Measure a Shirt: Sleeve Width

How to Measure a Shirt: Sleeve Width Lay the shirt on its back. Spread the shirt sleeve out flat such that the seam along the bottom of the sleeve is where the sleeve is folded. Place … Read

How to Measure a Shirt: Cuff Around

How to Measure a Shirt: Cuff Around Unbutton the shirt cuff and spread the cuff out flat. Be sure to unbutton the sleeve placket (also known as the gauntlet) button to aid in spreading out the … Read