Measurement Guide

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You can take all measurements yourself with a regular tape measure. If you need assistance, let us know or ask a local tailor to take the measurements for you. For the best fit, please take all measurements on or close to the skin, not above trousers or jackets. Thank you!

How to measure your ready-to-wear trousers

 

Waistband

Width around the top of the hip bone where the waistband of the trousers will sit snugly.

Anatomical reference: Full circumference along iliac crest

Result: Approx. 29″ to 44″ or 74 cm to 112 cm

 

Length (cm)

Desired total length of the trousers from above the waistband to the hem.

Anatomical reference: Distance between iliac crest and metatarsals (according to your taste)

Result: Approx. 108 cm to 118 cm

 

Length (inches)

Desired inseam length of the trousers from the crotch to the hem.

Anatomical reference: Distance between perineum and metatarsals (according to your taste)

Result: Approx. 32″ to 36″

How to measure your bespoke trousers

 

1. Waistband / Hips

Width around the top of the hip bone where the waistband of the trousers will sit snugly.

Anatomical reference: Full circumference along iliac crest

Result: Approx. 29″ to 44″ or 74 cm to 112 cm

 

2. Seat

Widest part of the hip, measured horizontally.

Anatomical reference: Widest circumference along gluteals, near trochanter major

Result: Approx. 80 cm to 120 cm or 32″ to 47″

 

3. Thigh

Widest part of the thigh, measured horizontally.

Anatomical reference: Widest circumference along thigh

Result: Approx. 40 cm to 70 cm or 16″ to 28″

 

4. Pant Length

Desired total length of the trousers from above the waistband to the hem.

Anatomical reference: Distance between iliac crest and metatarsals (according to your taste)

Result: Approx. 108 cm to 118 cm or 42″ to 46″

 

5. Inside Leg

Desired inseam length of the trousers from the crotch to the hem.

Anatomical reference: Distance between perineum and metatarsals (according to your taste)

Result: Approx. 81 cm to 91 cm or 32″ to 36″

 

* Cuff

Optionally, you can let us know your desired hem circumference at the bottom of the pant. If you prefer carrot or flare trousers, this measurement is for you.

Anatomical reference: Width of trousers at the ankle

Result: Approx. 30 cm to 50 cm or 11″ to 20″

How to measure your bespoke suit jacket

 

1. Shoulder

Width of the shoulders for the outer seams of the jacket, excluding the sleeves.

Anatomical reference: Straight-line distance between the acromia (acromion is the highest bone on the shoulder). Alternatively, draw an imaginary line up from the armpits to the height of the shoulders.

Result: Approx. 40 cm to 60 cm or 16″ to 24″

 

2. Chest

Widest part of the chest, when standing normally and exhaling.

Anatomical reference: Circumference around widest part of the rib cage, usually just below the armpits.

Result: Approx. 90 cm to 120 cm or 35″ to 48″

 

3. Waist

Narrowest part of the waist. This is different from the waistband.

Anatomical reference: Circumference at most narrow part of the abdomen between the ribcage and hip bone.

Result: Approx. 55 cm to 110 cm or 21″ to 44″

 

4. Stomach

Widest part of the stomach.

Anatomical reference: Circumference along widest part of the abdomen.

Result: Approx. 60 cm to 120 cm or 23″ to 47″

 

5. Waistband / Hips

Width around the top of the hip bone.

Anatomical reference: Full circumference along iliac crest

Result: Approx. 29″ to 44″ or 74 cm to 112 cm

6. Jacket Length

Desired total length of the jacket from the neck to the buttocks. Depending on taste, the jacket just covers the buttocks.

Anatomical reference: Distance between C7 and lower end of gluteus maximus (according to your taste)

Result: Approx. 65 cm to 80 cm or 26″ to 32″

 

6. Sleeve Length

Desired length of the sleeve from the shoulder to the wrist. Depending on taste, the sleeve just covers the wrist. Measure with the arm relaxed, not totally straight.

Anatomical reference: Straight-line distance between acromion and metacarpals (according to your taste)

Result: Approx. 60 cm to 70 cm or 23″ to 27″

 

7. Neck

Width of lower neck, measured horizontally where a shirt collar would sit.

Anatomical reference: Circumference along neck just above the collar bone.

Result: Approx. 35 cm to 50 cm or 14″ to 19″

 

8. Upper Arm Width

Widest part of upper arm, measured with the arm relaxed and extended.

Anatomical reference: Circumference at widest part of biceps/triceps

Result: Approx. 25 cm to 45 cm or 10″ to 18″

 

9. Cuff

Width of the wrist.

Anatomical reference: Circumference of wrist joint at widest part of ulna and radius.

Result: Approx. 15 cm to 25 cm or 6″ to 10″

Send us your measurements

For bespoke orders, please contact us directly with your measurements and any special requests you may have.

We also offer custom tailored suits for teams, security, law enforcement and the services industries. May the Hosn be with you.