Custom Measurements Guide - Tweedmaker

Custom Measurements Guide

A custom-tailored suit is a luxury all gentlemen should treat themselves to! We do recommend being measured by a tailor, alternatively, many customers do employ the help of a friend. Just make sure to follow our guide that is specific to our suits, whichever route you take. 

A few important notes before you begin:

  1. Measurements should be taken snug but not tight.
  2. In all instances, make sure that the tape measure is level across or around the body.
  3. Do not add extra inches for comfort. Our highly skilled tailors already factor in for comfort. Submit all measurements exactly as taken for a perfect fit.
  4. Submit all measurements in inches rounded to the nearest 1/4 inch. 


1. Chest - Your chest size is determined by measuring around the widest part of your chest. This is typically just below your armpits and just above your nipples. Remember to breathe normally, you don't want to hold your breath, otherwise you will be squeezing into the suit. Make sure that the tape measure is snug, but not too tight against your chest and do not overextend the chest.
2. Belly - Your belly measurement helps us fit the best suit to you, in combination with your chest our team can ensure your suit is spot on. Your belly is measured over your navel.
3. Neck - Measure around the width of the base of the neck (just under the Adam's apple) where your shirt collar would sit. 
4. Shoulder - Your back should be straight, while your shoulders are hung naturally in a relaxed position. Located your shoulder points, this is easiest by wearing a well fitting shirt and measuring between the seams where you sleeves meet.The tape measure will not be straight for this one. Let it bend at a gentle curve between your shoulder points.
5. Bicep - Relax your arms, and don’t flex. Measure around your bicep at its largest point. It helps to take a few measurements of slightly different points just to make sure. This is typically close to your armpit.
6. Sleeve -   Place the tape on the point where shoulder and arm meet (where the shoulder seam and armhole seam meet on your well fitting shirt). Measure straight down to your desired length (the standard point is just between the thumb base and the wrist). Do not straighten your arm into a line, keep your arm relaxed!
7. Wrist Put the tape just below the wrist bone, where you would normally wear a bracelet.
8. Jacket Length - Starting at the model of the shoulder measure straight down to where you want the jacket to end, typically this is at the middle of the thumb

9. Waist - Measure the waist perimeter
below the navel and at the height you wear your suit pants. This will normally be at 4 fingers below the navel unless belly is larger. 

Don’t use jeans as a reference,since they usually sit
lower than suit pants.

Important: this measurement will not equal to your normal pants
size -do not be surprisedthat it is larger.

10. Hip - Measure around the widest part of hip,ensuring there is room for one finger behind the tape; the tape should be level and not too tight.

11. Trouser Length -

12. Thigh - Make sure to measure around the fullest part of your thigh, again might be good to try a few point and take the largest.
13. Inseam - Measure an already well fitting pair of trousers from the crotch seam down to the end of the leg hem. 
Ok, this is an easy one. We look at your chest, belly and height to helps us guide whether your jacket size should be a short, regular, or long length. Please enter as ft and in.
Now this is an easy one, this helps us check to make sure that nothing is out of the ordinary and an easy way to ensure the quality and fit of your suit.
Slim Fit - A slim fit jacket has 2" for comfort built in. The pants are slightly tapered from the thigh down for a modern look. 

With a slightly slimmer fit through the thigh and knee and has a narrower leg opening but still feels roomy enough for most gent's comfort zone and thigh size.

This isn't an overly tapered fit and will be far removed from a skinny leg. 
Regular fit - The jacket will have between 3.5"-4" comfort room added in addition to pants with a relatively straight leg with less taper from the thigh down for a traditional look. The leg opening will not be a wide leg fit.