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How To Take Your Body Measurements From Home (Dos And Don’t)

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Harlequin specialize in giving our customers fitted and custom-made suits from the comfort of their homes. But to do this, we need you to provide your measurements. You don’t need to go to a professional tailor to get your measurements taken. You can take your own measurements right there in the comfort of your home.

But, you need to follow some simple rules when taking your measurements. And once you do it properly, we can give you the best suit, shirt, or blazer to fit you.

Here are the dos and don’ts to ensure that you take correct measurements for the perfect ft. For some of these measurements, you will need to stand straight and have your arms hanging straight at your sides. And you will need the help of a friend to ensure that you get proper measurements.

1.Neck Size

When measuring around the neck, make sure to measure around the lower part of your neck. You should also place your finger between the measuring tape and your neck.

2. Shoulder

Put on your best fitted shirt. Then measure your shoulder from shoulder seam to shoulder seam.

3. Sleeve Length

To get an accurate measurement for your sleeve length, ensure that you measure from the shoulder seam to just after your wrist bone.

4. Biceps

Measure the circumference of your bicep by measuring around the centre of your arm while your arm hangs at your side. Do Not contract your biceps or flex your muscles when doing this measurement.

5. Chest

Have a friend place the tape measure under your armpits and around the fullest part of your chest. Here is another Don’t. Do not contract your chest or your shirt will not be fitted properly.

6. Stomach 

Like your chest, you’re going need to measure around the fullest part of your stomach. And when doing so, make sure that you relax your stomach so that you take your measurement at how you will normally be when wearing your shirt or suit.

7. Waist

Your waist should be measured without clothing in the way. Then measure around your waist at around your navel level.

8. Hips

Measure around the widest/fullest part of your hips.

9. Leg Length 

Measure from the top of your pants waist along the side pant seam to just below your ankle. Please stand straight.

10. Leg Inseam

Measure from the bottom of your crotch to just below your ankle. Please stand straight.

11. Thigh

Measure around the fullest part of your thigh just below the crotch.

12. Crotch

From the front, measure from the top of the pants down between your legs and up to the top at the back of the pants.



  • Always relax when taking your measurements
  • Always choose the fullest part of your body section when measuring.


  • Do not contract your stomach, chest, or biceps if you want to get accurate measurements.

In addition to your body measurements, we will also ask for your height and weight. So, make sure to get that information as well.

Now that you know how to take your measurements at home, quickly whip out that measuring tape and get started. When you’re done, sign up to Harlequin and start browsing our fashionable catalogue of shirts, suits, and coats to suit any occasion.

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