GUIDE TO CHECKING YOUR MEASUREMENTS

It is often difficult to choose your correct size when ordering uniform and there is no easy solution, but this measurement guide will help you check your measurements for use in conjunction with the size and fit details shown with items on our web site and in our brochures.

Of course, sizes vary from brand to brand, but we are always happy to help with information relating to whether we find a range to be snug or generous if needed.

If in doubt a simple but effective solution is to check the size label of a garment that fits you well and use this as a starting point.


Measurement guidelines:

·        Measure snugly, but not too tight.

·        Ensure measuring tape is level all round body when measuring circumferences.

·        If possible, get a friend to take the measurements.

·        If measuring yourself, take the measurements in front of a mirror. This will help ensure the measuring tape is level.

·        For jackets and over trousers, measure over regular clothing.

Location

Description for measuring ladies

1. Bust

Measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your chest at the widest point.

2. Waist

Measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your waist just above your belly button.

3. Hips

Measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your hips at the widest part.

4. Inside leg

Measured from the crotch along the inner side of the leg straight down to the floor. Stand upright, do not bend the leg and ask someone to help you take the measurement.

5. Dress length

Measurement is taken from the top bone of your spine down to the point you want your dress to end.

6. Skirt length

Measurement is taken from waist down to the point you want your skirt to end.

7. Blouse length

Measurement is taken from the top bone of your spine down to the point you want your blouse to end.

8. Jacket length

Jacket length (back) is taken from the top bone of your spine down to the point where you want your jacket to end.

Location

Description for measuring men

1. Chest

Measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your chest at the widest point.

2. Waist

Measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your waist just above your belly button.

3. Hips

Measurement is taken as a circumference measurement around your hips at the widest part.

4. Inside leg

Measured from the crotch along the inner side of the leg straight down to the floor. Stand upright, do not bend the leg and ask someone to help you take the measurement.

5. Jacket length

Jacket length (back) is taken from the top bone of your spine down to the point where you want your jacket to end. This is normally between 70-80cm depending on height.

6. Neck

Measurement is taken around the neck with the tape resting on your shoulders. You should put one finger between the tape and the neck if you want to allow for some extra room.

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