Mens Suits Fit
Mens suits fit, but only when you know how to properly measure yourself and your prospective suit.
Keep in mind that this section is only useful when buying a suit that you cannot try on first or which may need altering.
This is an ideal method to use when browsing through an estate sale, yard sale, or other store in which there are no dressing rooms.
Another application for this method would be for the person trying to measure a suit to sell online.
For example, if you bought a suit or have an old suit without size tags, you could use this page to tell you how to get proper measurements to list.
What you will need...
Grab a yardstick or cloth measuring tape and your suit.
Have them....great....lets get started.
Place the suit on flat level ground or on a hanger - your choice. I prefer to use a table that stands at about waist level. This makes it easy to take measurements and you can use the table to write them down on paper.
The Shoulders - Take your stick and place it at the line where the sleeve meets the body and measure to where the body meets the sleeve on the other side.
The Chest - Place your stick just below the armpits and measure across.
The Waist - Put your stick all the way at the bottom of the suit and measure laterally.
Length from nape of neck - Flip your suit over. Place the stick just below the collar and measure down vertically.
Sleeves - Measure down vertically from sleeve top to bottom.
Waist - Just measure left to right at the very top of the suit. (where the belt would go)
Inseam - Measure from the inside of the pants,(starting at the crotch), and measure straight down.
Now that you know how mens suits fit, why not take a look at some of my other pages?
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