How do you measure ?

While it's possible to fly solo, finding someone to help is the best way to go. Doing so will result in increased accuracy--which is what you're after in the first place. But if you can't find someone your best bet is to measure some well-fitting clothes in addition to your own body. Otherwise, you'll need to depend on a full-length mirror to make sure the tape is in the correct position for each measurement.

Since taking measurements involves getting up-close and personal, find a place where you feel comfortable. The person being measured should be wearing his or her normal undergarments only. Measurements taken over bulky or constricting clothing will not be accurate.

Remember, you're going for accuracy: stand up straight and quit sucking in your gut (doing so will only ensure an improper fit). If you're taking measurements to create custom-fit clothing, you'll look better and be more comfortable if you're honest with yourself from the get-go.



- CHEST:
To measure the chest circumference, place string or a tape measure around the fullest part of the chest, under the arms. Keep the tape parallel to the floor. For chest width, measure across the widest part of the chest, beginning and ending at the point where the arm touches the body on each side. If using a string. simply mark where the two ends meet in the front and then measure the distance between string marks with a ruler.




- TORSO:
To measure the torso for harness measurements, place string or a tape measure from the sternum, or base of the rib cage, and measure to the top or base of the penis. If using a string. simply mark where the two ends meet in the front and then measure the distance between string marks with a ruler. If you want a more accurate measurement for full body harnesses give us additional measurements in the special instructions on the order form from sternum to waist, and waist to penis base. Average Torso measurement for a 5' 10" male is roughly 15" to 16".

- WAIST:
You can find the true waist by taking a string or tape measure and tying it (parallel to the floor; snugly but not too tight) around the trunk of the person being measured. It will naturally fall to the narrowest part of the trunk. If you're measuring for chaps , or if you or think the true waist area is too high, measure the circumference where you (or the person you're measuring) normally likes to wear pants. For Jocks measure around the top of hip bone as jocks ride lower than pants If using a string. simply mark where the two ends meet in the front and then measure the distance between string marks with a ruler

- ARM/ WRIST:
To measure the Arm for Armbands, measure the circumference by place string or a tape measure around the arm just above the bicep. If using a string. simply mark where the two ends meet in the front and then measure the distance between string marks For wrist measurements follow the same procedure around the wrist. Generally, a Med Wrist Band will be 6 1/2 to 7 inches and a large Wrist Band will be 7 to 7 1/2 inches. with a ruler.

- NECK:
Measure the neck circumference at its
base (with measuring tape or string parallel to the floor). To
find the base of the neck, have the person tilt his
or her head forward. You'll see a knobby bone in
back (just above where the shoulders and neck
meet). That's it! If the person being measured
doesn't like a tight fit here, add a pinch of
breathing room. If using a string. simply mark where the
two ends meet in the front and then measure the distance between string
markswith a ruler




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