HOW TO MEASURE FOR A SUIT
To get accurate measurements, you will need a soft measuring tape and a partner to help. Remove your outerwear and/or suit jacket when having your measurements taken. Of course, you can always stop in at any Men’s Wearhouse and one of our Expert Stylists will be happy to take your measurements.
IMPORTANT: The chest and overarm measurements are a guideline for the range of sizes that fit your frame. As a general rule, your chest measurement will be your jacket size.
Hold your arms out to the side and have your partner wrap the tape measure around your torso, making sure the tape is snug in your armpits. Lower your arms and have your partner check to make sure the tape is level across your shoulder blades in the back and over the widest part of your chest in the front. Make sure you aren’t holding your breath or sucking in. This will affect the measurement.
Stand with your arms at your side. Have your partner wrap the tape measure around your arms and torso, making sure the tape is level across your shoulder blades in the back and the widest part of your chest in the front. Make sure you aren’t holding your breath or sucking in. Instead, breathe regularly and keep your body relaxed.
NOTE: To accommodate men with a large upper body, both measurements should be considered. If the difference between your chest and overarm measurements is greater than 7", subtract 7" from your overarm measurement to get your jacket size. For example, if your chest measures 40" and your overarm measures 49", the recommended jacket size is 42. We suggest trying on different sizes and fits so you can see what looks and feels best.
Wrap the tape measure around your waist, near your navel. Do not measure over the waistband or belt of your pants. Make sure the tape is level across the front, back and sides. The tape measure should be snug, but not tight. For a proper fit, dress slacks are worn above the hipbone on the natural waist, about the height of the navel.
It’s possible to get your inseam measurement using a pair of pants you own that fit you well. Fold the pants in half vertically and lay them on a flat surface. Place the end of the tape on the crotch seam and stretch it to the bottom of the hem. Make sure the pants you use to measure closely matches your selected suit fit. For example, if you are looking for a slimmer fit suit be sure you use slimmer fitting pants when measuring.
For body measurement, stand upright while your partner measures from the crotch seam to where you would like the hem to fall. To find the most accurate inseam measurement, wear the shoes you intend to pair with the pants. We recommend that the pants skim the forefoot (or top) of your shoe, but feel free to adjust the length if you prefer a shorter or longer hem.
These measurements are a guide to help choose the size that will fit you best.
Your exact size may vary depending on the designer label you choose.