Measuring Instructions

General Guidance

Basic measuring instructions are  shown on each order form. The guidance below is supplementary to the guidance on the order form.

Shoulders

Measure between the two hard points of your shoulder (the point that stays still when the arm is moved). This is usually in line with the seams of a well fitting t-shirt.

The measurement should take roughly the shortest route between the points, which will usually run over the bone at the base of the neck.

Arm

With the arm relaxed at the side of the body, measure from the centre / tip of the shoulder bone to the wrist bone. This should be taken from the same point as the shoulder measurement.

Bicep

Stand relaxed and measure round the widest point.

Forearm

Stand relaxed and measure round the widest point.

Wrist

Measure around the wrist bones.

Chest

Measure around the widest point. For men, this is often higher and just under their arms. Keep the tape level, DO NOT take a sloped measurement.

Waist

Measure around the smallest part of the waist.

Underbust

Measure just below the bust

This measurement is designed for female fit suits. If the measurement is provided we will build the suit for female fit, if it is not provided we build the suit for a male fit

Hips

Stand with your feet together and measure around the widest part of the bum and hips. Make sure the tape stays level.

Upper Thigh

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and measure around the widest part of the thigh. This is usually just below the bum cheek. Make sure pockets are empty!

Lower Thigh

Measure around the bottom of the quad muscle. This can be found by measuring 12.5cm (5") up from the kneecap and measuring around the leg at this point.

Calf

Measure around the widest point of the muscle.

Short Inseam

For both inseam measurements, the tape must start centrally (on both axes) under the crotch and run down the leg without running over your fingers. Stand as straight as possible with feet shoulder width apart.

Hold the tape in the centre of crotch and run it down the leg to the side of the knee (in line with the centre of the kneecap).

Inseam

Hold the tape in the centre of crotch and run it down the leg to the ankle bone.

Repeat this measurement twice to ensure the tape is in the correct place. Measure down each leg and take the longer measurement. If the difference is larger than 2.5cm (1"), retake a third time.

Inseam to Floor

Wearing the shoes intended for use with the suit and standing with feet shoulder width apart. 

Hold the tape in the centre of crotch and run it down the leg to the ankle bone. The tape should take a straight line to the side of the knee, then down to the floor, measuring to where the bottom of the shoe meets the floor

Heel

Required for suits with an ankle cuff (freefly suits and trousers).

With shoes off, point your toes (as you would when putting your foot into the suit) and measure from the heel over the top of the foot around the widest point.

Ankle

Measure around the ankle bones. This is not needed for suits with Booties.

Shoe Size and Circumference

Required for booties. Measure around the full circumference of the shoe.

Record the shoe size and the measuring system (US, EU or UK).

Body

Run the tape from the centre of the crotch up the front and centre of the body to the middle of the hollow of the neck (between the 2 bones). 

Repeat this measurement twice to ensure the tape is in the correct place and the customer does not have their thumb under the tape.

If the difference is larger than 2.5cm (1"), retake a third time.

Long Body

Run the tape from the hollow in the neck (between the 2 collar bones), under the crotch to the C7 bone at the back of the neck (easily found by tilting the head forward - straighten back up for the measurement to be taken).

This measurement should be taken with no involvement of the person being measured. The person being measured should stand relaxed, looking straight forward, with feet shoulder width apart.

Collar

Measure around the base of the neck, just above the hole in the throat, where the collar will sit. As with all measurements, the tape should be flush to the skin, but not pulled tight!

Armpit to lateral

Put on your rig, and do the chest and leg straps as usual. Measure from the middle of the armhole to the top of the lateral webbing. This is where the wings of your camera suit or jacket will sit.