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How to Measure your Body?

Perhaps, on a rare occasion, you’d want your own body measurements for your online shopping on Zalora or ASOS or even TaoBao but have absolutely no idea how to do it.

Here’s a guide on how to measure your body (with the help of someone else of course!) to aid you in your online shopping!

Before we go into how to measure each area, we’d like to highlight some pointers which you should take note of during the whole measurement process:

– Try not to look down,

– It is also important to stand in a relaxed, upright and normal position,

– keeping your feet apart, and

– always keep your measuring tape straight and snug.

The abovementioned pointers are applicable for when you do your measurements for your tailored items at our shop too!

Let’s move on and see how do you measure the respective areas.

Neck

Place the measuring tape around the neck at the height where the collar would normally rest (usually where your Adam’s apple is). Remember to look forward!
Hold one finger under the tape to provide allowance for comfort.

Full Shoulder Width

Start by placing the “0” end of the measuring tape at the bony part of your shoulder joint.

The shoulder point is where the horizontal part of the shoulder meets the vertical part of the arm.

Measure over the curve of the shoulders and to the outside edge of the other shoulder.

Sleeve Length

Place the “0” end of the measuring tape at the point where you end your shoulder width measurement.

Run the measuring tape down to your elbow, hold the tape there then continue running the tape down to the mid-point between your wrist and the base of your thumb.

Full Chest

To measure your full chest, run the measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest and keep the measurement tape snug.

Full Waist

Run the tape around the fullest part of your waist (Between chest and stomach). The measuring tape should be snug on the skin, but not squeezing in.

Full Stomach
Run the tape around the fullest part of your stomach. The measuring tape should be snug on the skin, but not squeezing in.

Shirt Length

Start by placing the “0” end of the measuring tape at the point where the base of your neck meets your shoulder, and run the measuring tape down vertically to the point that is aligned to the base of your thumb or to your desired length.

Full Hips

Run the measuring tape around the hips area (are between your stomach and bum) and take the measurement

Full Bum

Run the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bum and take the measurement

Full Bicep

With your arms down and relax, measure around your bicep at its fullest point.
Make sure the measuring tape is not too tight and round up the measurement to the nearest cm to cater for comfort.

Full Forearm

Extend your arm straight out by the side of your body.
Measure around the fullest point of your forearm. Make sure the measuring tape is not too tight and round up the measurement to the nearest cm for comfort.

Wrist

Measure your wrist around the wrist bone (usually the skinniest region). Hold the measuring tape to your skin, but do not squeeze your wrist.

Armpit

Extend one arm straight out to the side of your body. Place the “0” of the measurement tape at the bony part of your shoulder joint. This will serve as the starting point for your measurement.

Wrap the measuring tape over the shoulder joint. If the tape restricts your movement at any point, loosen the measuring tape a little to provide for more slack. Hold the tape firmly in place and note the number at the point where the “0” end overlap. This is your full armpit measurement.

So there you go! You’re now equipped with the knowledge on how to measure your body.

This might be helpful for your online shopping or simply to know yourself better.

However, if you’re feeling lazy or if it’s too much of a hassle to do your own measurement, you can always engage us as your personal tailor for your tailoring needs!

Know more about how we are different and how we can help you in tailoring your suits, pants and shirts! Read more here