Shirt Measurement Guide

A Few Tips Before You Start

  • Take measurements while only wearing underwear, a bodysuit, or other close-fitting clothing.
  • Always hold your tape measure level across your body; tilting it up or down will throw your numbers off.
  • Don’t pull the tape measure too tight, or leave any slack — this will help get accurate numbers.
  • You can take your own measurements, but you’ll get the most accurate numbers if you’re standing naturally with your arms down, looking straight ahead. So recruit a helper, if you can!

11 Key Shirt Measurements

Shirt Measurement

1. Neck

neck

The neck measurement is taken around the neck with the tape resting on your shoulders. You should put one finger between the tape and the neck if you want to allow for some extra room.

2. Chest

chest

The chest measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your chest at the widest point. Stand in a relaxed posture and breathe out.

3. Waist

waist

The waist measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your waist just above your belly button. Stand in a relaxed posture and breathe out.

4. Hip

The hip measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your hips at the widest part.

5. Seat

hip

The seat measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your seat at the widest part.

6. Shirt Length

shirtl

The shirt length measurement is taken from the top of the shoulder, close to the mid side of your neck, following your body down to the point where you want your shirt to end.

7. Shoulder Width

back

Think of a line going from your armpit straight upwards to your shoulder. Measure between those two points and hold the tape measure straight.

8. Arm Length

arm

The sleeve length measurement is taken from the point of your shoulder (where you took the shoulder width measurement), following your bent arm down to where you want the sleeve to end.

NOTE 1! Bend your arm slightly when taking this measurement.

NOTE 2! This measurement is always the full length of the arm. For short sleeve and 3/4 sleeve you should still measure the full length of the arm.

9. Short Sleeve Length

short_arm

The short sleeve length measurement is taken from the point of your shoulder (where you took the shoulder width measurement), down to where you want the short sleeve to end.

10. Wrist

cuff

The wrist measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your wrist. NOTE ! We will add movement ease according to the cuff you select.

11. Biceps

bicep

The biceps measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your biceps. Relax the muscle and measure at the widest part of your upper arm.