The information on this page will help you determine your sizes for the products available on The Tuxedo Store if you do not know them.

Our best recommendation is to visit a men's store or a tuxedo shop and ask to be measured. Typically, these stores will take your measurements for free or for a nominal fee.

Our second best recommendation is to have someone perform the measurement process on you using the photos and information below. Achieving accurate measurements by attempting these techniques yourself is impossible.

Sizing Guides Available
In addition, we have a helpful Sizing Guide available to download. Click here to view it.


PROPER MEASURING TECHNIQUES

NECK MEASUREMENT
Place tape around neck at the level where the shirt’s collar would be buttoned. Do not place any fingers between the tape. Add 1" to the measurement for the correct neck size. In the example above, a 15.5" neck measurement was taken, so a 16.5" neck size would be recorded.

Neck Measurement

CHEST MEASUREMENT
Ask gentleman to move his arms outward. Place tape under arms and around the broadest part of the chest. Have gentleman lower his arms to his side and relax. Make sure tape is snug but can move freely. Do not place any of your fingers between the tape and the gentleman's chest.

Chest Measurement

OVERARM MEASUREMENT
With the gentleman's arms at his side, place the tape around the broadest part of the chest and shoulders. This measurement is critical if the gentleman has overly broad shoulders. Do not place any of your fingers between the tape and the gentleman's chest.

Chest Measurement

WAIST MEASUREMENT
Place tape around gentleman's waist at the level of his navel. This is the height at which formal trousers are worn. Make sure tape is snug but can move freely. Ask customer if this is comfortable. The hip measurement minus 7" is also an accurate alternative to determine the proper waist size in formalwear trousers.

Chest Measurement

OUTSEAM MEASUREMENT
(Method A) Ask the gentleman to look straight ahead during this measurement. Place the start of the tape at the side of his waist level to the navel. Stretch the tape down the side of the leg until you reach the top of the heel on the gentleman's dress shoe. This is the correct outseam measurement.

Outseam Measurement

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(Method B) When measuring the outseam of a gentleman who has a stomach, it is very important to start the tape measure level with the back of his pant. (This is necessary since the front and side of the pant is sloping downward beneath the stomach.) If you do not start the tape level with the back of the pant, your outseam measurement will be too short.

Outseam Measurement

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If the customer is not wearing dress shoes, have him remove his shoes and place the start of the tape at the side of his waist, level with his navel. Measure to the floor and record the number.

Outseam Measurement

HIP MEASUREMENT
Place tape around the broadest part of the gentleman's hips. Make ure the tape is snug but can move freely.

Hip Measurement

SHIRT SLEEVE MEASUREMENT
When measuring the sleeve length, make sure you start the tape at the base of the neck, centered with the spine.

Sleeve Measurement

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Make sure the tape measure goes over the top of the gentleman's shoulder. Take the tape down the arm to the point of their elbow and then measure an inch and a half past the wrist bone. It is always better to measure long versus short because a sleeve that is too short will likely be unacceptable.

Sleeve Measurement


Sizing Guides Available
In addition, we have a helpful Sizing Guide available to download. Click here to view it.


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