Here are some guidelines on how and where to measure for your proper size. Please note it is often best to ask another individual to measure you for ease and accuracy.
Measure around the base of the neck at the lowest point of the neck.
Bend arm 90 degrees with arm horizontal to ground or place your hand on your hip and measure starting at the center back of your neck, across the shoulder, around the elbow down to the wrist.
Waist for Pants:
Wrap the tape measure around your body at the location your normally wear your pants. Keep one finger between the tap and your body may be done to provide a more comfortable fit.
Waist for Belts:
Wearing comfortable fitting pants, wrap the tape measure around your body and order the next larger even number size belt. Without measuring, you can often just add one or two inches to your pant waist size. Most belts are only available in even size numbers. The best fit is obtained with a belt one size larger than your waist size.
Measure your existing pair of pants that fit you well. Lay pants flat with the side seams together. Fold the top leg back and measure the flat bottom leg from the crotch seam to the pant bottom along the inside pant seam.
Rise is the measurement from the pant crotch to the top of the waistband.
Standing with feet together and keeping tape parallel to the floor, measure around the fullest part of the hips.
Chest or Bust:
Keep the measuring tape parallel to the floor. Measure around the fullest part of chest or bust by keeping tape under the arms and around the shoulder blades.
Men’s Jackets or Sport Coats:
Your chest measurement is your jacket or sport coat size. Normally, if you are 5’7” or less, you may need a Short fit; 5’8” to 6’0” would be a Regular fit; and 6’1” to 6’4” a Tall or Long fit.