Do I have time?

  • It will take about 15 minutes to take all your measurements.
     

What you will need:

  • A fabric measuring tape (we take all our measurements in inches).

  • Assistance from a friend (the measurer)

  • A well fitting shirt, pair of trousers (not jeans), jacket, and a pair of shoes.
     

When taking measurements:

  • Keep the measuring tape comfortably snug, but not tight. Tailors will make the clothes so that they fit to your body, with the correct allowances.

  • All measurements should be made to nearest 0.25 inch.
     

Measurement 1:Neck

Measure around your neck at the level your shirt collar would sit. You should not feel restricted by the tape for a comfortable fit, and should be able to put your index finger inside the tape.

 

Measurement 2:Chest

Measure horizontally around the chest roughly at nipple level, under the armpits, and over your shoulder blades. You should only just be able to feel the tape on your chest. Do not over-inflate your chest but stand normally, you should be able to fit your index finger in between the tape and your chest. This measurement is a body measurement and there will be an allowance added to it to make your jacket, the allowance will be added according to the fit that you chose

 

Measurement 3: Jacket Waist

Measure horizontally around your stomach at the level of the bottom of the ribcage. As a guide this measurement will be where you are widest. Allow some room for breathing/movement.

 

Measurement 4: Shoulder Width

Measure from the end of your left shoulder to the end of your right shoulder. This measurement should be equal to the desired width of the jacket’s shoulders.

 

Measurement 5: Jacket Length

Measure vertically down your front from just next to the collar on your jacket, where the seam is on your shoulder, to where you would like the jacket to end. If you are unsure of the perfect length it is generally accepted to be where your knuckles are with your arms naturally hanging down. A shorter, more trendy length, looks good when coupled with jeans, but is an acquired taste in a suit. You can also use a jacket you like as a guide.

 

Measurement 6: Left Sleeve

Measure from where the seams on the shoulder meet to where you want the sleeve to end. The measurement you input will be the measurement of your jacket sleeve. We recommend that the sleeve should go to the base of your thumb (located at the wrist joint).

 

Measurement 7: Right Sleeve

Measure from where the seams on the shoulder meet to where you want the sleeve to end. The measurement you input will be the measurement of your jacket sleeve. We recommend that the sleeve should go to the base of your thumb (located at the wrist joint).

 

Measurement 8: Pants Waist

Measure horizontally around your waist, just inside where you like to wear the top of your trousers. Make sure the tape is snug and does not ride over the waistband but you should be able to put your index finger inside the tape. As a guide, this measurement will be about 2 inches above what you take off-the-peg…they like to flatter, and unfortunately we need real measurements. Please let us know in the extra notes at the end if you like to wear your trousers above or below your hips.

 

Measurement 9: Seat

Measure around your hips and buttocks at their widest point on a pair of well-fitting trousers (not jeans). Make sure your pockets are empty and the tape is not restrictive. As a guide, you should not make the tape too snug. You only just be able to feel the tape when measuring.

 

Measurement 10: Inside Leg

What to wear:Trousers/Shoes

Measure from the lowest part of the crotch of your trousers (not jeans), keeping the measure taut, down to where you wish the bottom of the trousers to end. Please bear in mind the fit you want over the shoe as this will affect the desired length.

 

Measurement 11: Outside Leg

Measure from the top of the waistband on a pair of trousers (not jeans), keeping the measure taut, down to where you wish the bottom of the trousers to end. Please bear in mind the fit you want over the shoe as this will affect the desired length.

 

 

Measurement 16: Waistcoat

What to wear:Shirt

Measure from where your shirt collar meets the very top ridge of your shoulder to below your belt line. Even if you don’t wish to have a waistcoat – please give the measurement a go…it helps us to make your jacket pattern too.

The above are the basic measurements required by most tailors to make a bespoke suit. However, there are also a few build questions which can help.

 

 

 

At Petals & Promises, we take all of the above measurements plus any specific to your body shape to ensure a perfect fit. 


ENTER YOUR MEASUREMENTS

 

Use the form below to submit measurements for an event using Petals & Promises for our suits or tuxedos. Should you have any questions please call us or send us an email.

Tuxedo Measurements

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Call us at 876-929-3778 or 876-968-6859 or email us today!  

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5 Bedford Park Ave, Kingston 8, Jamaica 

CALL US: 1.876.929.3778 |  1.876.968.6859   
Email: info@petpromjamaica.com