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Men's Measurements:

Use the form below to record your measurements and email them to Kay. If you prefer to send your measurements by "snail mail", click here for the printer friendly version of the form. (Note: this form and the ladies measuring instructions brochure are in Adobe Acrobat PDF form. If you do not have the Acrobat reader, click here for to download Acrobat for free.)

Each measurement description on the form below has a clickable link with instructions and photographs to help you as you measure. You might find it easier to print out the full measuring men's measuring instructions brochure (Adobe Acrobat PDF) first and read through them.

Important! Click here and read this before taking your measurements!

Men's fact sheet:

First Name: Last Name:
Address:
City: State:  Zip:
Email:
Age: Height: (feet) (inches)

Click on each measurement for a picture and detailed explanation. Please measure in centimeters for better accuracy if you can, unless your measuring tape only has inches on it. If you're using inches, check this box:

Nape to back waist:  Nape to jacket length:
Nape to back of knee:
  Nape to ground:
Half across back:
Sleeve length:  Chest:
Waistcoat opening:
Waistcoat front length:
Trouser side seam:
  Inside leg: 
Trouser waist:
  Seat (hip): 

Credit for these above lists should go to R.I. Davis: “Men’s Garments 1830-1900” (1994) and Edward Minster & Son “Complete Guide to Practical Cutting” (1853)

For a good fit of jackets and coats the mere measurements are not enough - how all these numbers relate to another is also important. The following body types are taken from an 1853 handbook on Gent's tayloring.


Body Types
Please indicate which body type you have:

(a) Apollo Belvidere (upright, wide shouldered, narrow hips)
(b) Proportionate (upright, wide chest, narrow waist)
(c) Stooping (the shoulder point is forward from the back/ back is curved            forward at the top)
(d) Extra Erect (hollow back, chest/front pushed forward)  
(e) Corpulent (be honest)  
(f) Low Shouldered (sloping shoulders)  
(g) High Shouldered (long waisted, high square shoulders)

Notes, Concerns, things you know about your body type that would help Kay:

 

 
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