Never measure yourself, always have someone else measure you. Also, please provide all measurements in inches.
Measure around the persons chest making sure the tape is over the shoulder blades, under the armpits and over the heaviest part of the chest. Take a body measurement first, (firm but not tight, no slackness) then ease the tape out up to 2 inches, this will give you the jacket size.
Take the tape around the persons waist, but this time measure about 1-2 inches above the belly button, this is where the kilt sits, (not on the natural waistline where the trousers or jeans sit). Pull the tape in quite tight, the measurement should be firm but comfortable. This will give you the kilt waist measurement.
Have the person stand up straight with both feet together and make sure they are looking straight ahead. Measure around the heaviest part of the hips, (bottom) this should be a firm measurement but not quite as tight as the kilt waist measurement.
The persons stance should be the same as for the seat measurement. Place the start of the tape 1-2 inches above the belly button then slide it across horizontly so it hangs down in line with the knee. Measure from the start of the tape down to either the top of the knee or the middle of the knee but not longer, (wherever you personally prefer the kilt hem to sit). As you do this measurement make sure the person is not looking down as this can alter the length.
Similar to the kilt waist measurement, but this time measure just above the hip bones. Alternatively, measure a pair of the persons own best fitting trousers or check the size on the label.
Again, measure a pair of the persons own trousers but this time measure from the crotch down to the hem of the trouser. This will give you the inside leg measurement.
Crown To Cuff (outside sleeve)
If the person has a suit ask him to put the jacket on. Measure from the top of the sleeve, (where the shoulder seam meets the top of the sleeve) down to just above the top of the thumb. This will give you the crown to cuff measurement.
Measure around the neck just under the adams apple, but give at least a fingers space. Alternatively, check the collar size on one of the persons own shirts. This will give you the collar measurement.
Check a pair of the persons own dress shoes, (not casual boots or trainers).
Ask the person to take there shoes off & stand up straight with there back against a wall. Measure from the floor up, finishing in line with the top the persons head. This will give you the height measurement.
Should you have any questions at all when measuring, then please don't hesitate to contact us on the following options:
Tel: 01324 489196
You can also click on the following link for a quick guide to measuring for a kilt hire outfit......