measurement



taking your own measurements


Here at Alton Lane, our method of measuring is quite unique to our process, so please be sure to follow our Measurement Guide as closely as possible. Our level of accuracy is directly related to the information you provide and the measurements you submit. Please understand that while we cannot be held liable for personal measurement errors, we remain committed to all of our customers and will always offer to share in the cost of a remake, if one is requested.

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alton lane self-measurement guide

If you have 20 minutes and a tape measure, you can take your measurements with the help of a friend. Simply print off our measurement guide and follow the instructions for each measurement.


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blazer/coat



Measure-jacket

blazer length

Measure from base of neck to the desired length (the standard length is to the bottom of the seat or knuckle of index finger).
(Min. 28", Avg. 27-33")

Measure shoulders

shoulders

Measure the width of the back across the broadest part of the shoulders, from shoulder point (where the shoulder meets the arm) to about 1-2 inches below the neckline.
(Min. 16", Avg. 17-20")

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right sleeve

Measure from the right shoulder point down the arm to the top of the “V” made by the thumb and index finger. We will adjust accordingly.
(Avg. 23-27")

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left sleeve

Measure from the left shoulder point down the arm to the top of the “V” made by the thumb and index finger. We will adjust accordingly.
(Avg. 23-27")

Measure midsection

midsection/waist

Measure around your true waist, the widest part of your stomach. This will typically be at the level of your belly button.
(Avg. 32-40")

Measure seat

seat

Measure around the broadest point on your hips/seat (usually right on the hip bone).
(Avg. 39-46")

Measure bicep

bicep

Measure the circumference of your bicep without flexing.
(Avg. 10-14")

Measure front

front

Measure across the chest from the base of the armpit to armpit, with your arms by your side.
(Avg. 14-18")

Measure back

back

Measure across the broadest part of your back (across shoulder blades), from base of armpit to armpit.
(Avg. 14-18")

Measure chest

chest

Measure fully around the broadest part of your chest (tape should rest over the nipples).
(Avg. 36-46")

Measure vest length

vest

Measure from the shoulder seam at the base of your neck, down the front of your chest, to the bottom of your belt.
(Avg. 20-24")

Measure-coat-length

overcoat length

Measure from base of neck to the desired length (a full-length coat will come to just below your knee caps).
(Max. 46", Avg. 38-48")



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trouser



Measure-pant-outseam

length

Measure from your preferred waist (the top of your belt), down the side of your leg, to the desired length (if wearing dress shoes, typically just above the sole of the shoe).
(Avg. 37-46")

Measure waist pants

waist

Measure fully around your waist, where your dress pants sit.
(Avg. 32-40")

Measure pant height

preferred waist

Please indicate where you prefer to wear your trousers in relation to true waist (at/above/below) and measure around that area.

Measure seat

seat

Measure around the broadest point on your hips/seat (usually right on the hip bone).
(Avg. 39-46")

Measure thigh

thigh

Measure fully around one thigh just below the crotch.
(Avg. 20-26")

Measure knee

knee

Measure fully around the largest part of your knee.
(Avg. 14-18")

Measure crotch

crotch

Measure from the center of the front of your waist (at the top of your belt), between your legs, to the center of your back of your waist (top of your belt in the back).
(Avg. 24-30")

Measure-pant-inseam

inseam

Measure from the bottom of your crotch to the bottom of your desired trouser length. (if wearing dress shoes, typically just above the sole of the shoe).
(Avg. 30-36")

Measure cuff

cuff circumference

Measure the desired circumference of the bottom of your trousers.
(Avg. 17-19")



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shirt



Measure-vest

shirt length

Measure from the base of the neck, down your chest, to the desired length (standard is to the bottom of your zipper if you tuck in your shirts and halfway down if you wear your shirts untucked).

Measure chest

chest

Measure fully around the broadest part of your chest (tape should rest over the nipples) with one finger in between chest and and tape. Should feel comfortable and not too tight.
(Avg. 36-46")

Measure midsection

midesction/waist

Measure around your true waist, the widest part of your stomach. This will typically be at the level of your belly button.
(Avg. 32-40")

Measure seat

seat

Measure around the broadest point on your hips/seat (usually right on the hip bone).
(Avg. 39-46")

Measure-sleeve-length-right

right sleeve

Measure from the right shoulder point (where the shoulder meets the arm) down the arm to the top of the “V” made by the thumb and index finger. We will adjust accordingly.
(Avg. 23-27")

sleeve-length-left

left sleeve

Measure from the left shoulder point (where the shoulder meets the arm) down the arm to the top of the “V” made by the thumb and index finger. We will adjust accordingly.
(Avg. 23-27")

Measure neck

neck

Measure fully around neck with one finger between neck and tape.
(Avg. 15-18")

Measure wrist

wrist

Measure circumference of your wrist.
(Avg. 6-9")

Measure bicep

bicep

Measure the circumference of your bicep without flexing.
(Avg. 10-14")

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shoulder

Measure the width of the back across the broadest part of shoulders, from shoulder point (where the shoulder meets the arm) to about 1-2 inches below the neckline.
(Avg. 17-20")



If you have any questions while taking your own measurements, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our team of experts is here to help and can easily confirm if you are taking your measurements properly.

Give us a call at 888.800.8616 and we would be happy to help.

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