Measuring for a kilt
Get someone to help you by putting an inch tape around your waist. Make sure that you breathe out and look straight ahead. The waist measurement should be taken from around the navel, with the kilt length being measured from the navel to the middle of the knee.
TOP TIP: YOUR KILT LENGTH WILL BE THE SAME – OR SIMILAR – TO THE MEASUREMENT FROM THE TOP OF YOUR SHOULDER TO YOUR WRIST! THIS IS SOMETIMES REFERRED TO AS ‘CROWN TO CUFF’.
Measuring for your jacket
The measurements required for your jacket are chest size, and fitting i.e. XS, S, R, L or XL
To measure your chest, place the measuring tape around the largest part of your chest and take a loose measurement. An outline of estimated fittings.
|Below 5' 6"
|5' 6" to 5' 6"
|5' 9" to 6' 0"
|6' 0" to 6' 3"
|Above 6' 3"
Measuring for a suit
If you already have a suit hanging in your wardrobe that is a comfortable fit, you can use this as a basis for your measurements.
Measuring for your suit trousers
To get the perfect fit, you'll need to know your waist and inside leg measurements.
The waist measurement for the trousers should be a firm measurement, taken from approximately one inch above the hip bone.
You can work out your inside leg measurement by starting with your outside leg measurement! Measure the outside leg from one inch above the hip bone, down to the top of the heel (where the heel meets the sole of your shoe). As a general rule, you should then subtract 11 inches from the outside leg measurement (or seven and a half inches for a child) to give you the inside leg.
If you prefer to take an inside leg measurement, you should measure right from the top of the inner seam (where the two seams meet) down to the top of the heel (where the heel meets the top of the shoe).