Measuring Tape

How-To: Measure Yourself for Garment Sizing

 

 

 

 

Here at Foxwear we offer custom sizing on every item, but if you haven’t been fitted for clothing before you may not have your measurements handy. Remember, sports clothing and casual clothing are fit differently. Note this when taking measurements for pants vs tights etc. Some measurements will be easier to take with a helper. If you have any questions about measurements, please send us an email or give us a call!

Sleeve/arm length:sleeve length diagram

Women’s Sizing

Head:
Measure around your head just above the brow.

Neck:
Measure around the base of the neck. When providing your measurements to a clothier be careful to note that this is your neck measurement and not your ideal collar size.

Shoulders:
Measure around your chest at the highest point of your shoulder blades.

Arms (sleeve length):
Measure from the top middle of your back (just below the collar), across the shoulder, and down your arm to the wrist.

Bust:
With arms at your sides, measure around the fullest part of your bust, not including your arms.

Waist:
Measure around your waist above the hip bone.

Hips:
Measure around the fullest part of your hips.

Inseam (for tights, also known as “cycling inseam”):
(Important!) While standing barefoot, measure from your crotch to the floor. To provide a more precise measurement, consider using a level. This will give you the best inseam measurement for tights.

For casual pants, simply measure the inseam of your best fitting pair of trousers.

Height:
Standing barefoot, measure from the floor to the top of the head. Best done with an assistant.

Men’s Sizing

Head:
Measure around your head just above the brow.

Neck:
Measure around the base of the neck. When providing your measurements to a clothier be careful to note that this is your neck measurement and not your ideal collar size.

Shoulders:
Measure around your chest at the highest point of your shoulder blades.

Arms (sleeve length):
Measure from the top middle of your back (just below the collar), across the shoulder, and down your arm to the wrist.

Chest:
With arms at your sides, measure around your chest at the highest part under your armpits. Do not including the arms.

Waist:
Measure around your waistline where your trousers usually sit.

Inseam (for tights, also known as “cycling inseam”):
(Important!) While standing barefoot, measure from your crotch to the floor. To provide a more precise measurement, consider using a level. This will give you the best inseam measurement for tights.

For casual pants, simply measure the inseam of your best fitting pair of trousers.

Height:
Standing barefoot, measure from the floor to the top of the head. Best done with an assistant.