HOW TO MEASURE FOR A BLAZER & SPORT COAT
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.
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.