Place measuring tape under arms and measure around the broadest part of the chest, just under the arm pits.
Arms should be relaxed at the side. Add 2 to this number and you will have your Jacket size.
For example a 38″ chest measurement would require a 40 Jacket.
With arms down to the side, place measuring tape around the broadest part of the chest and shoulders.
This especially necessary to determine jacket size for someone who is particularly broad shouldered.
Subtract 7 from this number to assist in determining Jacket size.
For example 47″ Overarm minus 7 is a size 40 Jacket.
For a broad shouldered man use the Overarm measurement first in determining Jacket size.
Jacket lengths range from Short, Regular, Long, and Extra Long.
The following list shows height ranges that generally coincide with the appropriate length jacket.
Keep in mind some people have longer waists, and others have longer legs. These may cause variations
in the necessary jacket length. Also, be aware that some jacket lengths may vary depending on style and designer.
|Short||5’0 – 5’8|
|Regular||5’8 – 5’11|
|Long||6’0 – 6’4|
|Extra Long||6’4 +|
Measure around the neck where a shirt’s collar would be buttoned.
Measure with one to two fingers between the tape measure and the neck to determine the neck size for the tuxedo shirt or you
can measure as we have without any fingers in between the neck and tape measure and add 1/2″ to the measured size.
The Shirt size for the example shown would be 16″
Small fits a 14″ – 14 1/2″ Neck Size
Medium fits 15″ – 15 1/2″ Neck Size
Large fits 16″ – 16 1/2″ Neck Size
X-Large fits 17″ – 17 1/2″ Neck Size
2XL fits 18″ – 18 1/2″ Neck Size
Place the tape measure at the base of the neck centered on the spine.
Tape measure must go from the center back over the top of the shoulder, down to the point of the elbow and then down the arm to approximately one inch past the wrist bone. It is best to measure a little longer than shorter if you are between sizes.
Sleeve Lengths come in sizes 30/31, 32/33, 34/35, 36/37 and 38/39. The taller the person the longer the sleeve will likely be.
Wrap a tape measure over a shirt around your waist at the height you usually wear dress slacks. Tuxedo pants are made to be worn at the natural waist (your navel). Keep one finger between tape and body. You do not want these pants to be baggy in the waist or length.
FYI: Many of the tuxedo pants that we offer are adjustable in the waist between 3 sizes at set intervals (27″-29″, 30″-32″, 33″-35″, 36″ – 38″, etc.)
Measure your outseam from the top of the waist band to the bottom of the hem on a pair of dress slacks or pants that fit you well.
You will be looking for the length that allows for a slight break on the top of the shoe and for the pants to stop just above the heel in the back. As you can see the measurement here is 42 inches.
**Generally we make sure there is adequate length in the pants selected for you, however upon receipt of your Tuxedo you will most likely need to have your pants tailored to shorten or lengthen the hem to be the right length for you.
HOW TO MEASURE FOR A TUXEDO
When buying a Tuxedo it is important to accurately determine your sizes to get the best fit. If you are unable to come in to our store to try on your tuxedo please use these guidelines to choose your sizes. When in doubt please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.
When possible we recommend that you visit a Men’s Formal Wear store in your area and request a courtesy measurement to ensure accuracy of measurements. For assistance finding an independent Men’s Formal Wear store in your area visit TuxedoFit.com. For your convenience we have also provide these measuring guidelines that you can follow to determine your sizes.
Please keep in mind the fit of a Tuxedo may vary slightly from one Designer to another and depend on whether the style is a Classic, Modern or Slim Fit. Please be advised we use the guidelines everyday to correctly fit tuxedos. Occasionally alterations will be necessary to get a more tailored fit.
All measurements should be taken in inches.
For accuracy, please have someone else take your measurements.
Make sure that the person measuring you holds the tape measure straight and tight.