SIZE MEASUREMENTS

How to measure for apparel/uniform sizes

A professional appearance begins with clothing that fits properly. Actual “trying-on for size” is the preferred method for uniform sizing. However, on occasion you may need to perform measurements yourself. In this case, please refer to these simple measuring methods below. If your measurements are in between those listed in the size chart, pick the next larger size.

The following guidelines are important to remember when measuring for proper fit.

For the most accurate results, measure yourself in your undergarments. Give all measurements in inches. If your measurements are between sizes, order the larger size. For greatest accuracy, have someone take your measurements rather than yourself. The tape measure should be pulled snug, not tight. Check the size scale of all garments being ordered to ensure that all measurements were taken at the proper points.

Pants, Jeans, Shirts, Bib Overalls & Coveralls

Size Measurements

Men’s Measurements

A. Neck:  Measurement is measured around the base of your neck, inserting your forefinger between the tape and your neck to allow ease in fit.

B. Chest:  Standing in front, measure around the fullest part of his chest, keeping tape under your armpits and around your shoulder blades. Hold tape level and firmly but not tight. Please Note: If his stomach is larger than his chest, use the larger of the two measurements.

C. Sleeve Length:  Standing at his back, have him bend one arm a little above chest high and touch his nose. Measure from the bottom center of the collar at the center back, down the arm across the elbow to the bottom of the wrist.

D. Waist:  Measurement is taken by standing in front, measure around his natural waistline, just above the hipbone over shirt (not over pants). Tape should only be held snug, do not hold tape tight.

F. Inseam:  Stand in front of him and have him stand with both feet flat on the ground with legs straight and slightly apart. Have him hold one end of the tape measure at the base of his crotch seam.  Straighten the tape down the inside of his leg to the top of his shoe.  The number of inches shown is his inseam length. For jeans, add one inch. In some styles, manufacturers offer an Unhemmed Inseam (UU) of 37" or (UL) is 39".

Ladies Measurements

A. Neck:  Measurement is measured around the base of your neck, inserting your forefinger between the tape and your neck to allow ease in fit.

B. Bust:   Standing to her side and holding tape firmly under one arm, measure around the shoulder blades, under arms and around the fullest part of her bust.  She should keep her arms to her sides as much as possible-it will affect the measurement if they are raised too high.  The number of inches shown is her bust size.

C. Sleeve Length:  Standing at her back, have her bend one arm a little above chest high and touch her nose. Measure from the bottom center of the collar at the center back, down the arm across the elbow to the bottom of the wrist.

D. Waist:  Standing to her side, measure around her natural waistline.  The number of inches shown is her waist size.

E. Seat (hips):   Standing to her side, measure around the fullest part of her hips.  Start 7 to 8 inches below the natural waistline.  If the tape can't be moved up and down, it's not around the fullest part.  The number of inches shown is her seat (or hip) measurement.

F. Inseam:  You stand in front.  Have her stand with both feet flat on the ground with legs straight and slightly apart.  Have her hold one end of the tape measure at the base of her crotch seam.  You straighten the tape down the inside of her leg to the top of her shoe.  The number of inches shown is her inseam length.