Below you will find our standards for taking measurements to fit men. These measurements are meant to be a resource for customers looking to find their correct size, but we strongly recommend that you be professionally measured if you are unsure of your exact size. Many measurements will be easier if you have someone one can help in the process, thus allowing you to stand correctly which will give a better and more accurate measurement. Should you need more information, we will gladly help you over the phone. If you are in the Eau Claire, Wisconsin area, you are welcome to stop in and we will measure you free of charge, whether or not you plan on purchasing items from us or not.
||To measure your neck properly, put a tape measure around the largest area of your neck where you normally wear the collar when buttoned and round up to the nearest 1/2 inch increment (i.e. 15 1/4" should be rounded up to 15 1/2"). This will be your neck size. If you prefer a looser collar, add 1/2". If you like a lot of room, add 1".
||To measure your sleeve length (your arm should be at your side), have another person place one end of the tape measure at the middle of your shoulders on your backbone at your neck, go across your shoulder, down the arm (following the curve of your arm) to the wrist bone and add 1". Round up to the nearest inch. This is your sleeve length.
||To measure the waist, place the tape measure directly over the shirt, just above the hip bones and through the navel. Insert a finger between the tape and body to insure proper ease.
||To measure the hips, place the tape measure directly over pants around the largest part of the seat. It is crucial that while taking this measurement, all bulky articles have been taken out of the pockets, and the persons heels are together. This is for slack sizing only.
||To measure the chest, place the tape measure well up under the arms, straight across the back, over the blades, and over the chest in the front. Insert a finger between the tape and body to insure proper ease. This measurement usually determines the coat size.
||The over-arm measurement is taken with the coat off, around the body in the same manner and position where the chest was measured, but this time includes both arms. The normal difference between this measurement and the chest is 7". If it is greater then 7", then the coat should be larger size to compensate for the extra material needed in the arms and shoulders.
||To measure the outseam of a person, make sure that the person has the slacks on his waist where he would normally where them. Take the tape and from the top of his pant line to the top of where the shoe meets the foot from the outside just below the ankle, add 1" and you have the pant outseam.