Fitting & Measurements
Tips for that Just Right Fit
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How to Measure for a Tuxedo
Wrap the measuring tape around the middle of your neck, where a shirt collar would lay. Do not pull tightly, you want your shirt collar to have a slightly relaxed fit for optimal comfort – you don’t want to feel like your collar is choking you!
Place the measuring tape at the nape (center of the back of your neck, shoulder height) and guide it out towards/over your shoulder and down the outer edge of your arm, stopping just past wrist-bone. The resulting measurement will be your sleeve length.
Raise your arms outwards, and have a friend wrap a measuring tape around you, placing it under your armpits – before taking your final measurement, lower your arms and make sure the measuring tape is across the widest part of your chest. Now you will have your chest measurement.
While not wearing a belt, have a friend measure around your waist pulling the tape tight, where your comfortable having your pants normally sit. This measurement will be your pant waist size.
The average man will have a 6 inch difference between chest size and waist size (i.e. 44 chest will have 38 waist). Over Arm: Bring tape over the top of bicep, back and chest, not tight, note measurement.
Measure starting from 1” below the top of your hip bone (for reference, this is usually about 2” down from the belly button). Run the tape down the outside of your leg, letting the tape measure touch the floor.
Male Body Shapes
The rectangle body type has shoulders as wide as the waist and hips. Dressing for this body shape aims to widen the shoulders while narrowing the lower torso to create the illusion of a more trapezoid-like shape.
The rhomboid body type is characterized by broad shoulders and chest with relatively narrow hips and waist. Since the upper and lower body are balanced, the shape is pretty simple to dress. Generally, most styles and fits suit this shape as long as you keep everything in proportion.
The Inverted Triangle
Like the trapezoid, this shape has broad shoulders and chest but narrower hips and waist. Think Michael Phelps, only probably not with size 14 feet. With this body shape, it’s especially important to pay attention to the imbalance between the upper and lower body.
The triangle body type has shoulders and chest that are narrower than the waist and hips, making you appear larger on the lower half of your torso. This may also create the appearance of sloping shoulders. With the triangle body shape, you should focus on fixing the imbalance created by the lower half appearing larger than the upper body. your chest measurement.
As the name suggests, this shape appears round particularly in the stomach area. This often results in narrower shoulders and slimness in the lower leg. Here, it is important to focus on lengthening the torso and widening the shoulders in order to make the rest of the body look more defined.