VB Vivek Bachkaiya Dec 30, Measure to the center of the meaty part of your palm. With your arm hanging at your side and relaxed, measure around your bicep at its fullest point.
Generally this measurement will be between 31 and 38 inches, although larger sizes are becoming more common. Always buy up a size, rather than down, as too short sleeves look and feel bad. The combination of neck and sleeve measurement gives you the right sizing for a fitted shirt. Below is a rough guide to how neck sizes may translate into fashion sizes, but these will vary by manufacturer, so please check the actual measurements on our sizing information tabs on each product to be sure.
Remember that petite sizing is aimed at women below 5ft 3 inches, while regular is aimed at women between 5ft 4 inches and 5ft 7 inches, while tall is for women 5ft 8 inches or above. How to measure trouser size There are two ways to measure trousers sizing. If you have a pair of formal trousers that fit well, simply lay them out flat on a table or the floor and measure the trousers, rather than yourself.
Measuring another pair of trousers Outside leg: Place the measuring tape around the neck at the height where the collar would normally rest. Do not crane your neck out or squeeze your chin down.
The tape should be resting lightly on the skin, not squeezing it. Hold one finger under the tape measure to ensure some room for comfort. Do not try to account for shrinkage by adding extra here.
We will do that for you. Measuring your body in this way will require a partner. Place one end of the measuring tape at the base of the center of the back of the neck. Run the measuring tape over your shoulder, and let it hang down to your hand.
Measure to the center of the meaty part of your palm. Do not adjust for shrinkage. Click here for more details on how to measure your sleeve length. This measurement will require a partner. Start the end of the tape on the outside edge of the shoulder where you want the yoke of the shirt to start.
This is where the horizontal part of the shoulder meets the vertical part of the arm. Button up the shirt and lay it flat on the ground with the back of the shirt facing up. Place the measuring tape at the seam where the collar band attaches to the yoke the fabric that sits across the shoulders and measure straight down the middle of the back of the shirt to the hem at its longest point.
The correct measurement in the example photos is 33". With the shirt laid flat, back facing up, place the tape at the point on the bottom seam of the yoke where the yoke attaches to the sleeve. Measure straight across to the same point on the other side of the shirt start and finish on the outside edge of the sames.
Like other measurements, smooth out the fabric and pull it tight without stretching it. Lay the shirt flat with the back facing up. Extend the right sleeve out to the side and smooth it out as much as possible. Start the tape measure at the middle of the yoke, just below the collar band and measure out to the seam where the yoke attaches to the sleeve.
Place a finger on the measuring tape at the seam where the yoke attaches to the sleeve to keep it in place, and then pull the tape measure taut to the end edge of the cuff on the sleeve. The correct measurement in the example photos is 36".
If the shirt has rear pleats, this will be especially important. Put one end of the measuring tape at the bottom of the armpit of the shirt and measure straight across to the bottom of the other armpit. How to Measure a Shirt. Chest. Button up the shirt and lay it flat on the ground (preferably a hard surface) and smooth the fabric out so that there are no wrinkles underneath or on top. Place the measuring tape at the top of the seam where the sleeve attaches to the body of the shirt and measure across to the same point on the other. The length of ASOS shirts vary according to style. On average a size M measures inches / 75cm down the centre back from neck to hem. Please see 'info & care' on individual product pages for items specific length measurements.