A perfect pair of suit trousers is a crucial aspect of achieving a polished and sophisticated look. To ensure a fit that seamlessly complements your physique, taking accurate measurements is key.
In this guide, we'll walk you through a step-by-step process on how to measure yourself for suit trousers that fit like a charm.
Before diving into the measuring process, ensure you have the following tools at your disposal:
- A ‘sewing’ measuring tape.
- A mirror: This will help you ensure accurate measurements, especially for areas that are hard to reach on your own.
- If possible, have someone to assist you which will make the process smoother and more precise.
Trouser Waist Measurement
- Locate the natural waistline, typically just above the hipbones, where your trouser waistband usually sits.
- Wrap the measuring tape snug around your waist, ensuring it sits parallel to the ground.
- Take note of the measurement in inches, avoiding pulling the tape too tight.
Determine Your Inseam Length
- For the inseam measurement, start at the inner thigh, right at the crotch, and extend the measuring tape down to the desired trouser length. This is often the point where your trousers will rest on your shoe.
- Ensure the tape is taut but not overly tight and record the measurement.
Determine Outside Length.
- Repeat the inside length steps on the outside. Measure from the top of the waist to the base of your shoe, excluding the heel.
Trouser Seat Measurement
- Stand with your feet parallel and wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips ensuring it passes over the hip bones “the seat’s most prominent part”.
- Make sure the tape is level and snug without being constricting. Record the measurement.
- Measure the circumference of each thigh at its widest point. This ensures that the trousers will provide sufficient room for movement without being too tight.
- Measure the circumference of your ankle at the point where the trousers will end. This measurement is needed for determining the width of the trouser leg opening.
Crotch Measurement – The rise measurement
- The rise is the distance from the crotch seam to the top of the waistband.
- Measure from the front centre of your waistband, down through your legs, and back up to the back centre of the waistband.
- This measurement is crucial for determining the overall comfort and fit of your trousers.
Mastering the art of measuring yourself for suit trousers is the first step towards achieving a tailored and refined appearance. With attention to detail and precision in your measurements, you'll be well on your way to selecting trousers that not only fit impeccably but also elevate your personal style.
So, grab your measuring tape, follow these steps, and feel confident with trousers that are tailored just for you.
Make sure to consider any style preferences, such as whether you prefer a slim or relaxed fit, or if you want a straight or tapered leg. These details will significantly impact the overall aesthetic and comfort of your suit trousers and will need accounting for in measurements.