Taking Measurement

TAKING MEASUREMENT


Our prêt-á-porter clothes follow a set of general measurements that will often fit well enough. You can find those

measurements here and compare with your own body size.

If you would like to have the perfect fit, we also offer clothes made to order. You take your measurements in the same way and

order on our web shop the specific items that you are interested in. Select the category "made to order".

Keep in mind that made to order clothes have restricted options for returns, and a longer delivery time (usually 2-3 weeks).

BODY MEASUREMENTS, OR GARMENT?


When a tailor takes your measurements, you are first and foremost telling the tailor what your body looks like. The tailor will then make clothes for your body size. Most of the time, the measurements of the clothes are larger than your body measurements. You don't typically want a shirt where the collar has exactly the same size as your neck, because you want some room to move and breathe. How much extra room may depend on the type of garment. If you want to provide measurements for the clothes themselves, rather than the size of your body, then it may be a good idea to measure a shirt that fits you rather than to measure your own body.


That said, These are the type of measurements that you would normally give for your body, and for various garments. When you send us measurements, you should specify if they are for your body or for the actual garment. Without specification, we will assume that you give us measurements for the garment. That way, you can always go to a tailor and ask to get it adjusted.

SHIRTS AND BLOUSES, UPPER BODY


Starting from the top, you want to measure the circumference of your neck. This corresponds to the size of the collar. Neck size is typically measured at the top of your trapezius muscle where it joins the neck. If you want a collar that is very high, it may be a good idea to provide circumference of the neck both at the base and top of the collar.


From the top of your shoulder joint you measure the length of the arm. For a short sleeved shirt (like a t-shirt) this typically means the length to the end of the bicep muscle. For a long sleeved shirt, arm length goes down to the wrist or slightly longer.


Your torso length is measured from your neck to the bottom cut of the shirt. If you want a long shirt that goes down over your hips and legs, this may be longer than your actual torso. Start at the top of your trapezius muscle near your neck and go down as long as you want your shirt to reach.


Chest, waist, and hips are all circumferences. For a woman, the waist is expected to be more narrow, but this is not always the case. For a man, it is usually pointless to measure hips because the waist is often the widest and the shirt is left hanging down from here. Again, there are always exceptions, which is why it is so great to have made to order clothes. If you prefer to have a shirt that follows your body and narrows down over your hips even when your waist is wider, then you can specify this.

LEGWEAR


For the legwear we want to know the circumference around the hips, which is measured over the top of the pelvic bone. There may be some very low cut trousers that should be made to fit lower than the pelvic bone, but these days it is very uncommon with legwear that goes all the way up to your waist.


Leg length is measured from where the pelvis joins the loins all the way down to the ground. Shorts and knickers or other similar legwear will obviously have a leg length that is shorter than your actual length.

PRÊT-Á-PORTER SIZES, SHIRTS


These are the sizes we use for our prêt-á-porter clothes. These measurements are taken from the garments themselves, and any body that is smaller than these measurements will fit inside.


Please note the differences in male and female sizes.


Different designs may differ slightly in measurements. For example, some designs have a V-neck that obviously will have a larger circumference. Some designs have longer torso. The measurements are given as minimums so that the garment will not be too small, but may be slightly too large.


We keep the same neck size on all shirts, because they are not meant to be buttoned up so neck size is irrelevant. Some models are even lacking a button on the collar to emphasize the fact that it is not meant to be buttoned. Keeping the collar the same across all sizes makes it possible for our tailors to work a bit faster too. If you want to button the collar, or get the exact and correct size,  you can specify this in a M2O specification.

MALE

NECK

TORSO

CHEST

WAIST

HIPS

S

42 cm

72 cm

98 cm

98 cm

98 cm

M

42 cm

73 cm

104 cm

104 cm

104 cm

L

42 cm

74 cm

110 cm

110 cm

110 cm

XL

42 cm

75 cm

115 cm

115 cm

115 cm

XXL

42 cm

77 cm

120 cm

120 cm

120 cm

FEMALE

NECK

TORSO

CHEST

WAIST

HIPS

S

42 cm

60 cm

92 cm

84 cm

104 cm

M

42 cm

62 cm

95 cm

89 cm

106 cm

L

42 cm

64 cm

100 cm

96 cm

114 cm

XL

42 cm

66 cm

108 cm

104 cm

120 cm

XXL

42 cm

68 cm

115 cm

110 cm

130 cm

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