I measure in:
Very tapered fit
Very loose fit
Measure around fullest part of your chest (usually at the nipple). Hold the tape sufficiently easy -allow room for one index finger between the tape and the body. Keeping tape up under armpits, and make sure that it is centered well over shoulder blades in back and over fullest part of the breast in front.
Measure around your body, where your belly is. Hold the tape sufficiently easy -allow room for one index finger between the tape and the body. Thin people should measure at their thinnest point and large people at their widest.
Measure your body from one armhole to other armhole in front.
Measure your body from one armhole to other armhole at back.
Stand with heels together. Measure around hips at widest point of seats. Hold the tape sufficiently easy - allow room for one index finger between the tape and the body. Make sure your trouser pockets are empty before applying the tape measure.
Shoulder to Shoulder:
Measure your body from the end of one shoulder to the other end of shoulder (place the tape at the end of shoulder bone, where the arms are connected).
Width of Shoulder:
Measure, at back, from the end of one shoulder seam straight across to the seam in the middle of the back.
Measure across the back of your suit jacket between the two junctions of the sleeve and armholes. Place tape at the hind arm seam and armhole, and measure with the tape under a bit of tension but not stretched tight.
Turn up collar. Measure, at back, from the center of the lower collar seam to length desired. Make sure you measure down the seam in the middle of the back. (FIT TIP - The jacket/Overcoat should be long enough to completely cover your buttocks. The well-cut jacket/Overcoat falls to the palm of the hand or the tip of the thump.)
Front Jacket/Overcoat Length:
Turn up collar. Measure from upper end of shoulder seam where it joins the collar to length desired. Make sure you measure to the same point as back length.
Turn up collar. Measure from top of shoulder seam to end of shoulder seam.
Measure sleeve from shoulder seam straight down to length desired. Start from the center of shoulder seam, and make sure to curve over the top of the sleeve all the way to the bottom, or else the measure may come out short. (FIT TIP - Jacket/Overcoat sleeve should fall just to the bottom of the wrist.)
Your biceps circumference where it is as widest. Hold one finger between the tape and your arm.
Shoulders (choose one):
Sloping Shoulders, Long Neck
Square Shoulders, Short Neck
Normal Shoulders, Normal Neck
Balance Figure (choose one):