How to Take Measurements

The following information on how to take measurements is for information purposes only. We strongly recommend that your measurements are taken by a qualified professional.

Chest: Measure at the widest part of the chest or bust area.

Neck: Measure around the neck at the collar, allowing two fingers of room between the neck and the tape measure for comfort.

Head size: Measure at the widest part of the head, just above the ears.

Sleeve length: Measure from the nape of the neck at the spine. With the arm relaxed at the side, run the tape measure over the shoulder and to the wrist. Sleeve measurements, along with chest measurements, correspond to mens’ dress shirt sizes. For example, 16″×35″ means 16″ chest and 35″ sleeve.

Waist size: Measure at the smallest part of the abdomen between the rib cage and the hips, just above the navel.

Seat size: Measure at the widest part of the seat, with the legs together and knees touching.

Again, we recommend that your measurements are taken by a tailor to ensure the accuracy of the information we are using to make your custom made garments.

Our tailors are available to take your measurements at our location Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. No appointment is necessary, through it is recommended.

Harcourts Measurement Chart

Our Harcourts measurement chart and order form is available for download.  Please bring a copy with you to your tailor when  you are having your measurements taken.

We have a network of dealers across Canada that are available to take your measurements.

Contact us for information on Harcourts dealers in your area.