Your Suit Size
you will find helpful information to assist you with determining
your suit size. If you need additional help, please feel free
to call us TOLL FREE at 1-877-426-3679.
To Measure for a Man's Suit - 3 Important Measurements
suit jacket size is determined by measuring the thickest part of
a man's chest in inches. First, begin by measuring
just under your arms, across the chest, and over the shoulder blades.
When measuring, it is important to keep the tape measure parallel
to the floor. This will help to assure you are measuring the thickest
part of the chest area. Second, it is also
helpful to take an overarm measurement. To take this measurement
place the tape measure over the outside of the arms across the thickest
part of the chest. Once you have this measurement subtract
7 inches to receive a corresponding chest measurement. Then,
compare this measurement with the chest measurement and take the
larger of the two. Third, trouser sizes are
determined by measuring the waist at the belt line. In most cases,
the belt line will be found just on top of your hip bones.
Suit Cuts & Specialties
general terms, the difference between your chest size and trouser
waist size (aka "drop") should fall within the range of 2 inches
to 8 inches. Based upon the "drop" you can determine the appropriate
model for you build: standard cut, athletic cut, or portly cut.
suits typically have a 6 inch difference between the chest
measurement and the trouser size,( i.e. a size 42 regular suit jacket
will have a size 36 waist trouser.) Shop
On-line for Men's Suits Athletic
Cut suits have an 8 inch difference between the
chest measurement and the trouser size,( i.e. a size 42 regular
athletic cut suit jacket will have a size 34 waist trouser.)
On-line for Athletic Cut Suits Portly
Cut suits have a 4 inch difference between the chest
measurement and the trouser size,( i.e. a size 42 regular portly
suit jacket will have a size 38 waist trouser.) Shop
On-line for Portly Suits
Specialty - All cuts come in short, regular,
long and in some cases extra-long and extra short. Generally, a
man's height will determine the specialty: 5'4" and
shorter = extra short; 5' 5" to 5' 6" = short ; 5' 8" to 5'
11" = regular; 6' to 6' 2" = long; 6' 3" and taller = extra long
You REALLY hard to fit?
the difference between your chest size and trouser waist size is
more than 8 inches? Or, do you find the sizes you need in
between two different types of suit cuts? If so, you are a
good candidate for suit
separates or our Build
Your Own Suit Program! With suit separates you choose
the coat size and the trouser size to create a suit that fits your
body. With our Build Your Own Suit program, you can select
the specific coat and trouser model, cut, and specialty that
best fits your body and styling taste level. For those individuals
seeking complete, individualized look visit our custom made to measure
department for more details.
If you didn't find the information you are searching for on this web
page, give me a call TOLL FREE 1-877-42-MENSWear (1-877-426-3679)
during normal business hours . I am the
owner, and I will be happy to answer any additional questions you
may have. Or if you prefer, send
me an email and I will get in touch with you as soon as possible.