Royal and Royd

Customized Blazers for Men

A well-fitted blazer can elevate your style and confidence, but achieving that perfect fit starts with accurate measurements.

How to Take Measurements for a Perfectly Fitted Blazer


Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you measure yourself for a custom blazer that fits like a glove.

Tools You’ll Need:

  • Measuring tape (flexible cloth tape)
  • A friend or a mirror (for accuracy)
  • Notepad and pen (to record measurements)

Key Measurements:

1. Chest

  • How to Measure: Stand up straight and relax your arms by your sides. Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest, typically just under the armpits and across the shoulder blades.
  • Tip: Ensure the tape is snug but not tight, and keep it parallel to the ground.
  • Record: Note the measurement in inches or centimeters.

2. Shoulders

  • How to Measure: Measure from the edge of one shoulder to the edge of the other, across the back. Start at the point where the shoulder meets the arm and go straight across.
  • Tip: The tape should lie flat and follow the natural curve of your shoulders.
  • Record: Note the measurement.

3. Sleeve Length

  • How to Measure: Start at the top of your shoulder (where you measured for shoulder width) and run the tape down to where you want the blazer sleeve to end, typically at the wrist bone.
  • Tip: Slightly bend your arm at the elbow to get a more accurate measurement.
  • Record: Note the measurement.

4. Waist

  • How to Measure: Wrap the tape around your natural waistline, which is usually just above your belly button.
  • Tip: Don’t suck in your stomach; keep a relaxed posture.
  • Record: Note the measurement.

5. Hip

  • How to Measure: Measure around the fullest part of your hips and buttocks.
  • Tip: Keep the tape parallel to the floor for an accurate reading.
  • Record: Note the measurement.

6. Jacket Length

  • How to Measure: Measure from the top of your shoulder, near the base of the neck, down to the point where you want the blazer to end. This is usually around the mid-thigh or where your thumb meets your hand.
  • Tip: Stand straight and ensure the tape is vertical.
  • Record: Note the measurement.

7. Neck

  • How to Measure: Wrap the tape around the base of your neck, where the collar of a shirt would sit.
  • Tip: Insert a finger between your neck and the tape for some breathing room.
  • Record: Note the measurement.

Additional Tips:

  • Wear a Dress Shirt: Taking measurements over a dress shirt can help you get a more realistic fit.
  • Get Help: Having a friend assist you can ensure accuracy, especially for tricky areas like the shoulders and back.
  • Double-Check: Measure twice to avoid any errors. Small inaccuracies can affect the overall fit of your blazer.

By following these steps, you’ll have all the measurements needed to order a custom blazer that fits perfectly, enhancing your style and comfort. Remember, the key to a great blazer is in the details, and accurate measurements are the foundation of that perfect fit.

Happy measuring!