All the items we manufacture are made to measure and only to order.
We rely on every Customer entering a set of measurements when they register on the site, before submitting an order - and this Video (or the written notes below) should help to describe what we're after :-
Some further notes :-
- Height - this is your Full Height from Head to Toe (e.g. 5’8”.)
- Chest/Bust - fullest chest/bust measurement (we do not accept bra sizes for ladies) taken with arms relaxed by your sides and with tape measure around the chest under the arms.
- Waist - the natural waist measurement around the tummy (not a gentleman's trouser waist size).
- Hip (ladies only) - measured around the widest point.
- Highest shoulder point to waist - this is measured from the protruding bone at the base of the neck to the natural waist line.
- Full front length - measured from the hollow in the throat (below Adam’s apple in a gentleman) to 2 inches above the floor, wearing your normal shoes.
- Full back length from highest shoulder - measured from the bone at the nape of the neck to 2 inches above the floor, wearing your normal shoes.
- Shoulder - taken from the edge of the collar to the edge of the shoulder (where the sleeve would join the body of a suit jacket/similar)
- Sleeve - not actually measured fully straight, the arm needs to be hanging relaxed by your side. We take the tape measure from the shoulder point, around the contour of the elbow, to the wrist bone.
- Half back - measured from the centre of the back (on the spine about 4” below the nape of your neck) to the edge of the shoulder blade. Not from shoulder to shoulder.
- Collar size - Measured around the lowest part of the neck.
We ask that you take body measurements over normal clothes whilst wearing your normal shoes - and please do not add anything on to these measurements, as our garment patterns include a tolerance for movement. We also ask that these measurements are taken with a fabric tape measure rather than a metal/builders rule as these do not go around the contours of the body. It is also important to note that you cannot take these measurements on yourself and need to have someone else take them for you.
Please refer to the descriptions on this sheet when taking your measurements. We hope they will fully explain all the measurements we need before making your garments. If you are unsure about any of the measurements please get in touch with us by email or telephone and we will be happy to talk you through them.