How to Measure - Front
1. Neckline: a straight line across your collar bone from left to right, where the neck muscles meet the bones of
the shoulders. A straight line across the forehead and past the ears should give you the same measurement.
It should give you enough room for the neck opening to go over your head. (Average is 8)
2. Length of neck slit: From the v of your collar bone down your chest however far you want your shirt
to open. (Average is 5)
3. Neck to waist: From the v in your collar bone to your waist, where you wear your belt.
(Average is about 18 to 20.)
4. Underarm to underarm: From the center bottom of one armpit to the other. For women, that is across the bust line.
(Average is 18 - 22.)
5. Waist to crotch: From the center of your waist in front down and under to the center between your legs, where
the seam of your jeans would be. (Average about 11 - 14.)
6. Hip, point to point: A straight line across the front at the widest point from the outside of one hip to the outside
of the other hip, at the top of the thigh bone (Average 20.)
7. Arm, shoulder point to wrist: From where you can feel the knob of bone at the end of your shoulder straight down
the top of your arm to the knob of bone on your wrist. (Average 18 to 24.)
8. Shoulder to knee: A straight line from the top of your shoulder down to the top of your kneecap.
(Average 36 to 42 - Standing up straight)
9. Waist to knee: From where you would wear your belt, straight down to top of your kneecap. (Average 20 to 22.)
10. Waist to mid-calf: From where you wear your belt, straight down to halfway between your kneecap and your ankle.
(Average 28 - 29.)
11. Circumference of calf: Around your lower leg at the most muscular, widest part. (Average 15.)
12. Knee to ankle: From the bottom of your kneecap to your ankle bone. (Average about 15.)
How to Measure - Back
1. Armhole circumference: A loop from the top of your shoulder, around under your armpit and back to the starting
point. This measurement is for your armhole so make sure it is roomy enough to be comfortable. Do not pull the tape
measure too tight into the armpit nor allow it to hang too low. If in doubt, measure around the shoulder seam of your
favorite shirt. (Average 21 - 23.)
2. Shoulder, point to point: A straight line from the knob of bone on the end of your shoulder across your back to
knob of bone on the end of the other shoulder. (Average about 17 for men, 16 for women.)
3. Underarm to underarm: From the center of one armpit to the center of the other. (Average 20 to 23.)
4. Chest circumference: Completely around your upper body, at the widest point of the bust line.
Underarm to underarm for both front and back should add up to the same number! (Average 38 to 42.)
5. Waist circumference: Around the beltline undressed. (Average varies widely.)
6. Hip circumference: All the way around at the widest point of your behind. (No average.)
7. Waist to crotch: From the beltline at your backbone to the center point between your legs. (Average 13 - 14.)
8. Wrist circumference: Completely around your wrist just above your hand. (Average 6 - 7.)
9. Thigh circumference: Around your upper leg, halfway between your hip and your knee. (Average 16 to 20.)
10. Inseam length: Up tight in the crotch, in the center between your legs, straight down the inside of your leg to
even with the top of your foot. (Average 29 to 32.)
11. Outseam: From the waist (beltline) straight down the outside of the leg even with the top of the foot.
This number should be 10 more than your inseam. (Average 39 to 42.)