How To Measure for a Customized Coat

    In order to take your measurements, you will need measuring tape. Then click on the link below for the coat you want to customize. This will pull up the specific measuring diagrams you will need. Just follow the instructions.

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    Customized long coat for women: how to take your measurements

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1 = Sleeve length: With your arms relaxed at your sides, measure one side from the center back of the neck (this is at the base of the neck, where the vertebrae protrudes from the spine – see “body length” for detailed description), over the prominence of the shoulder bone, down the outside of the arm to the wrist bone (by wrist bone we mean that circumferential spot on your wrist just at the base of the hand – this is typically where a white coat sleeve will end). Double check your measurement!

    2 = Body length (aka “center back” coat length): Standing upright with both arms at your sides and shoes off, measure from the base of the neck (meaning the point at which the 7th cervical bone is located; to easily find this point, have the person being measured tilt their head forward so that the “knobby” bone at the base of the neck becomes obvious; once located, you can have the person stand straight again and then measure) straight down to the desired length for your coat.

    • Typically for a long coat this is to just around the knees (depending on if you want coat to rest above, at, or below the knee).
    • Typically for a short coat this length is estimated by measuring as follows:
      • If you prefer somewhat shorter, then measure to the level of the thumb joint, by the thenar eminence (or even higher).
      • If you prefer somewhat longer, then measure to the level of the tips of your fingers when they’re in a relaxed position by your sides.
        The desired coat length will ultimately depend of your height and personal taste. Double check your measurement!

    3 = Chest (men) / Bust (women) measurement: Measure circumferentially around the fullest part of the chest, keeping tape parallel to the floor. The measuring tape is usually around the nipple level, under the armpits, and over your shoulder blades. Do not overinflate your chest, but rather stand normally and breathe out. You should be able to fit your index finger in between the tape and your chest. Double check your measurement!

    4 = Waist: Measure circumferentially around the smallest part of the waist, which is typically around the level of the belly button. Stand in a relaxed posture, and breathe out. You should be able to put your index finger inside the tape. Double check your measurement!

    5 = Hips: Measure circumferentially around the fullest part of the hips, which often includes the buttocks. Keep tape parallel to the floor. Make sure to place a finger between your body and the tape, so not too snug. Double check your measurement!

    6 = Shoulders: Measure across the top back of the shoulder, from one edge to the other (the edge usually begins at the bony prominence of the shoulder, in a line going straight upwards from your armpit). Ensure you take into account the curved contour over the top of the shoulders, as shown. Double check your measurement!

    Customized long coat for men: how to take your measurements

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1 = Sleeve length: With your arms relaxed at your sides, measure one side from the center back of the neck (this is at the base of the neck, where the vertebrae protrudes from the spine – see “body length” for detailed description), over the prominence of the shoulder bone, down the outside of the arm to the wrist bone (by wrist bone we mean that circumferential spot on your wrist just at the base of the hand – this is typically where a white coat sleeve will end). Double check your measurement!

    2 = Body length (aka “center back” coat length): Standing upright with both arms at your sides and shoes off, measure from the base of the neck (meaning the point at which the 7th cervical bone is located; to easily find this point, have the person being measured tilt their head forward so that the “knobby” bone at the base of the neck becomes obvious; once located, you can have the person stand straight again and then measure) straight down to the desired length for your coat.

    • Typically for a long coat this is to just around the knees (depending on if you want coat to rest above, at, or below the knee).
    • Typically for a short coat this length is estimated by measuring as follows:
      • If you prefer somewhat shorter, then measure to the level of the thumb joint, by the thenar eminence (or even higher).
      • If you prefer somewhat longer, then measure to the level of the tips of your fingers when they’re in a relaxed position by your sides.
        The desired coat length will ultimately depend of your height and personal taste. Double check your measurement!

    3 = Chest (men) / Bust (women) measurement: Measure circumferentially around the fullest part of the chest, keeping tape parallel to the floor. The measuring tape is usually around the nipple level, under the armpits, and over your shoulder blades. Do not overinflate your chest, but rather stand normally and breathe out. You should be able to fit your index finger in between the tape and your chest. Double check your measurement!

    4 = Waist: Measure circumferentially around the smallest part of the waist, which is typically around the level of the belly button. Stand in a relaxed posture, and breathe out. You should be able to put your index finger inside the tape. Double check your measurement!

    5 = Hips: Measure circumferentially around the fullest part of the hips, which often includes the buttocks. Keep tape parallel to the floor. Make sure to place a finger between your body and the tape, so not too snug. Double check your measurement!

    6 = Shoulders: Measure across the top back of the shoulder, from one edge to the other (the edge usually begins at the bony prominence of the shoulder, in a line going straight upwards from your armpit). Ensure you take into account the curved contour over the top of the shoulders, as shown. Double check your measurement!

    Order your Customizable Coat.

    Order your Customizable Coat.

    Customized short coat for women: how to take your measurements

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1 = Sleeve length: With your arms relaxed at your sides, measure one side from the center back of the neck (this is at the base of the neck, where the vertebrae protrudes from the spine – see “body length” for detailed description), over the prominence of the shoulder bone, down the outside of the arm to the wrist bone (by wrist bone we mean that circumferential spot on your wrist just at the base of the hand – this is typically where a white coat sleeve will end). Double check your measurement!

    2 = Body length (aka “center back” coat length): Standing upright with both arms at your sides and shoes off, measure from the base of the neck (meaning the point at which the 7th cervical bone is located; to easily find this point, have the person being measured tilt their head forward so that the “knobby” bone at the base of the neck becomes obvious; once located, you can have the person stand straight again and then measure) straight down to the desired length for your coat.

    • Typically for a long coat this is to just around the knees (depending on if you want coat to rest above, at, or below the knee).
    • Typically for a short coat this length is estimated by measuring as follows:
      • If you prefer somewhat shorter, then measure to the level of the thumb joint, by the thenar eminence (or even higher).
      • If you prefer somewhat longer, then measure to the level of the tips of your fingers when they’re in a relaxed position by your sides.
        The desired coat length will ultimately depend of your height and personal taste. Double check your measurement!

    3 = Chest (men) / Bust (women) measurement: Measure circumferentially around the fullest part of the chest, keeping tape parallel to the floor. The measuring tape is usually around the nipple level, under the armpits, and over your shoulder blades. Do not overinflate your chest, but rather stand normally and breathe out. You should be able to fit your index finger in between the tape and your chest. Double check your measurement!

    4 = Waist: Measure circumferentially around the smallest part of the waist, which is typically around the level of the belly button. Stand in a relaxed posture, and breathe out. You should be able to put your index finger inside the tape. Double check your measurement!

    5 = Hips: Measure circumferentially around the fullest part of the hips, which often includes the buttocks. Keep tape parallel to the floor. Make sure to place a finger between your body and the tape, so not too snug. Double check your measurement!

    6 = Shoulders: Measure across the top back of the shoulder, from one edge to the other (the edge usually begins at the bony prominence of the shoulder, in a line going straight upwards from your armpit). Ensure you take into account the curved contour over the top of the shoulders, as shown. Double check your measurement!

    Customized short coat for men: how to take your measurements

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1 = Sleeve length: With your arms relaxed at your sides, measure one side from the center back of the neck (this is at the base of the neck, where the vertebrae protrudes from the spine – see “body length” for detailed description), over the prominence of the shoulder bone, down the outside of the arm to the wrist bone (by wrist bone we mean that circumferential spot on your wrist just at the base of the hand – this is typically where a white coat sleeve will end). Double check your measurement!

    2 = Body length (aka “center back” coat length): Standing upright with both arms at your sides and shoes off, measure from the base of the neck (meaning the point at which the 7th cervical bone is located; to easily find this point, have the person being measured tilt their head forward so that the “knobby” bone at the base of the neck becomes obvious; once located, you can have the person stand straight again and then measure) straight down to the desired length for your coat.

    • Typically for a long coat this is to just around the knees (depending on if you want coat to rest above, at, or below the knee).
    • Typically for a short coat this length is estimated by measuring as follows:
      • If you prefer somewhat shorter, then measure to the level of the thumb joint, by the thenar eminence (or even higher).
      • If you prefer somewhat longer, then measure to the level of the tips of your fingers when they’re in a relaxed position by your sides.
        The desired coat length will ultimately depend of your height and personal taste. Double check your measurement!

    3 = Chest (men) / Bust (women) measurement: Measure circumferentially around the fullest part of the chest, keeping tape parallel to the floor. The measuring tape is usually around the nipple level, under the armpits, and over your shoulder blades. Do not overinflate your chest, but rather stand normally and breathe out. You should be able to fit your index finger in between the tape and your chest. Double check your measurement!

    4 = Waist: Measure circumferentially around the smallest part of the waist, which is typically around the level of the belly button. Stand in a relaxed posture, and breathe out. You should be able to put your index finger inside the tape. Double check your measurement!

    5 = Hips: Measure circumferentially around the fullest part of the hips, which often includes the buttocks. Keep tape parallel to the floor. Make sure to place a finger between your body and the tape, so not too snug. Double check your measurement!

    6 = Shoulders: Measure across the top back of the shoulder, from one edge to the other (the edge usually begins at the bony prominence of the shoulder, in a line going straight upwards from your armpit). Ensure you take into account the curved contour over the top of the shoulders, as shown. Double check your measurement!

    Order your Customizable Coat.