How To Measure For A Shirt On Your Body - Apposta

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How To Take Measurements On Your Body

To ensure that your custom-made Italian shirt fits perfectly, follow each of the steps below, asking somebody to take your body measurements using a measuring tape.

Measurements can be taken in inches or in centimeters and are saved as a measurement profile in your Apposta account. This means that you can use your measurement profile to order the same shirt repeatedly or create a new style of shirt without the need to re-enter measurements.

If you would like to take measurements from an existing shirt, visit our guide here.

How To Take Your Neck Measurement

Measure the circumference of your neck with a measuring tape. When measuring, place your index finger between the tape measure and your neck to reduce your shirt collar’s overall tightness.

If you know the collar size of one of your pre-existing shirts, you can use this measurement. It corresponds to the shirt size itself and is expressed either in centimeters (example:40) or inches (example:17). 

 

How To Take Your Chest Measurement

Measure the circumference of your chest precisely. Take this measurement from around the largest part of your chest, making sure your posture is relaxed and the measuring tape lies against your chest without any extra space or allowance.

The allowance of your shirt's chest is determined by the fit, so make sure that your chest measurement figure is taken with complete accuracy.

 

How To Take Your Waist Measurement

Measure the circumference of your waist at its widest point, this is usually at your navel. If you have a larger stomach, measure the largest part of your stomach instead. Ensure that the measuring tape is kept tight without any extra space or allowance.

The allowance of your shirt's waist is determined by the fit, so make sure that your waist measurement figure is taken with complete accuracy.

 

How To Take Your Shoulder Measurement

Measure your shoulder span at its widest point whilst wearing a shirt. Find the level of the yoke horizontal stitching at the back of the shirt you're wearing and measure across it starting at where one sleeve is stitched to the armhole, ending at the other. You may add or subtract centimeters/inches as required.

 

How To Take Your Left Sleeve Measurement

Measure your left arm from the end of the clavicle bone at your shoulder to your wrist bone while keeping your arm outstretched at a 90 degree angle.

Alternatively, with your left arm straight by your side, measure from the shoulder stitching of your shirt down to 2cm past your wrist bone.

 

How To Take Your Right Sleeve Measurement

Measure your right arm from the end of the clavicle bone at your shoulder to your wrist bone while keeping your arm outstretched at a 90 degree angle.

Alternatively, with your right arm straight by your side, measure from the shoulder stitching of your shirt down to 2cm past your wrist bone.

 

How To Take Your Left Cuff Measurement

Measure the circumference of your wrist at your left wrist bone. We will add 5cm to the wrist circumference provided which will correspond to the finished cuff measurement taken from edge to edge.

As we automatically add allowance at the wrist, it is important that your measurement figure is taken with complete accuracy. If you wear a watch you can take your wrist measurement while wearing your watch and enter different measurements for each wrist. 

 

How To Take Your Right Cuff Measurement

Measure the circumference of your wrist at your right wrist bone. We will add 5cm to the wrist circumference provided which will correspond to the finished cuff measurement taken from edge to edge.

As we automatically add allowance at the wrist, it is important that your measurement figure is taken with complete accuracy. If you wear a watch you can take your wrist measurement while wearing your watch and enter different measurements for each wrist.

 

How To Take Your Shirt Length Measurement

Measure from the base of your neck downwards to just below your buttocks. You may add or subtract centimeters/inches if you require a shorter or longer shirt length.