Measurement Guide

By on June 22, 2017

Warning

It is important to find an authorized dealer near you to take the measurement for you! However, if for any reason it is not possible, please follow this guide carefully and find someone to help you with the measurements. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE MEASUREMENTS AS DESCRIBED BY OTHER MANUFACTURERS OR LIKE YOU USED TO…

With all measurements the tape needs to be firm over the skin for accuracy (tightly, but without indenting the skin), we will add the slack to the suit where needed for comfort unless otherwise stated.

Please note that you are responsible for all the data you upload.

 

Measurement Preparation

 

The neck line : Tie a piece of string around your neck – this will be your collar/neck  line – the line should run around the neck, at the back going over C7 vertebra ( bottom of neck you will feel protruding bone) and in front touching the Jagular notch (right at the bottom of the throat where the throat and the rib cage meet.)

Neck Base : It is advised that you make a little mark where you will take all your neck-base measurements from. The neck base is typically where the seam of a tight fitting T-shirt will meet the Neck line as described.

Shoulders : It is also advised to make a little mark on both sides from where the shoulder measurements are taken from for the purpose of accurately measuring the other measurements taken from the same point. This point is at the end of each Clavicle bone where it is protruding at the shoulders (typically this is where the seem of a tight fitting T-shirt will cross)

Waistline : Tie a string around the waist horizontally crossing the Bellybutton .

Crotch Line : Tie a string around the upper thigh, by pulling it up into the crotch first and then aligning it horizontally before making the not.

 

Height

Total length of person measured from floor to crown. It should be taken bare foot, feet together, standing tall, back against a wall, use a ruler or something similar to give a mark on the wall level with crown (top of head), take measurement straight down to the floor.

L1. Shoulders

       

The distance measured between the shoulders should be measured from the one tip of the Clavicle to the other. It is important to keep the exact points for the other measurements taken from the same point for accuracy.

L2. Arm Length

       

This is the length of the arm, measured from the same point on the Clavicle (same point used for the shoulders) to the where the hand begins, use the bone that stands out on top of the lower arm just before the hand (Tip of the Ulna)

L3. Upper Arm

       

The length of the upper arm, bent arm 90°, measure again from the same point on the Clavicle ( Shoulders ) to the tip of the elbow.

L4. Arm Bent Length

       

The length of the arm again, but this time measuring over 90° bent elbow. ( use same points as in L2)

L5. Forearm

Length of the lower arm, measured from the tip of the bent elbow, same point as in L3, to where the hand begin, same point as in L2

L6. Chest Width

       

Measurement across the width of the breast taken from where the arm meets the breast, but not under the arm. Use description picture for clear reference.

L7. Back Width

       

Measurement across back, similar to the Chest L6, see descriptive picture.

L8. Front of Neck to Waist

       

Length measured from side of the neck base to the waist, Use the neck line, over chest to waist line ( horizontal bellybutton line) As in descriptive picture. Keep the point of the neck base for next measurement.

L9. Back of Neck to Waist

       

Same as in L8, measure from the same point on neck base over back down to the waist line.

L10. Waist to Seated

       

Measured from the waistline on the back, straight down the spine to the chair as in descriptive picture.

L11. Body Length

      

Measured on the back, from the neckline vertically down to the seat. Ensure you sit up straight measuring over the spine

L12. Knee to Floor

      

Measure from knee line to floor standing up.

L13. Crotch to Floor

      

Measure from Crotch line straight down to the floor, it can either be taken from the front of leg or the side as in the pictures.

L14. Waist to Floor

      

Measure from the waist line, on the side, straight down to the floor on the outside of the foot.

The waist line is a horizontal line over the bellybutton.

L15. Neck Base to Floor

      

Measure from the neck base, over chest down the side of the leg to the floor.

C1. Adam’s Apple

      

Horizontal measurement of circumference of the neck taken over the Adams apple, keep measuring tape firm with no slack

(good opportunity to strangle your friend… 😎 use it… don’t use it… )

C2. Neck Base

      

Measure circumference of neck / collar line, the line should run around the neck, at the back going over C7 vertebra ( bottom of neck you will feel protruding bone) and in front touching the Jagular notch (right at the bottom of the throat where the throat and the rib cage meet.)

I prefer using a piece of non stretch string to do this measurement more accurately.

C3. Around Arm

      

Shoulder Circumference – with arm hanging relaxed next to body, measure circumference over shoulder under arm.

I prefer using a piece of non stretch string to do this measurement more accurately.

C4. Biceps Relaxed

      

with arm still hanging relax next to body, measure the circumference of the Bicep

C5. Biceps Tensed

      

Flex the arm now and measure the circumference of the Bicep as depicted

C6. Around Elbow

      

With straight arm, measure circumference around elbow

C7. Around Elbow Bent

      

Bent Elbow 90° by placing hand on the waist line, remeasure Elbow circumference as depicted.

C8. Around Forearm

      

Measure circumference of the widest part of the lower arm somewhere just below the Elbow

C9. Around Wrist

      

Measure Circumference of the wrist as depicted.

C10. Around Chest

      

Measure circumference of the chest horizontally over Nipple line.

C11. Around Lower Chest

      

Measure circumference of the chest horizontally over the rib cage over the Xiphoid bone.

C12. Around Mid Waist

      

Measure circumference of the mid waist horizontally, the measurement point should be halfway between last measurement C11 and next measurement C13 – waist. See picture for guidance.

C13. Around Waist

      

Measure the horizontal circumference of the waist horizontally over the belly button.

C14. Around Hip

Take the horizontal circumference measurement, just below waist C13, horizontally over the hips. NOT LIKE IN THIS PICTURE…

C15. Around Buttocks

      

Take the horizontal circumference measurement over the widest part of the Buttocks.

C16. Around Thigh

      

Measure the horizontal circumference of the thigh at the highest possible point as depicted in picture.

C17. Around Mid Thigh

      

Measure the horizontal circumference of the thigh halfway between C16 and the knee.

C18. Around Knee

      

Measure the circumference of the knee horizontally in the middle of the knee.

C19. Around Knee Bent

      

Measure the circumference of the knee with the knee bent 90° as depicted.

C20. Around Calf

      

Measure the horizontal circumference of the calf, halfway between knee and ankle as depicted.

C21. Around Ankle

      

Measure the horizontal circumference of the ankle as depicted.

C22. Around Heel

      

Measure the heel as depicted.

 

U1. Crotch Length

Please note the importance of this measurement, especially for men, so take your time with this one and call your dealer for a clear description. When the measuring tape has been routed through the legs and up to the measurement points as described in front and back, keep the tape in place, arch and de-arch to test for comfort.

 

Measure the crotch length, starting at the belly button, through the legs, over the crotch, up to the back to the waist line C13. See descriptive pictures.
Note, the line to be followed is typically where your seem of your pants will run. Arch and de-arch, ensure that the measurement is comfortable through the arch.

U2. Torso Length

Measure the Torso length, starting at the top of the sternum (Jugular/suprasternal notch – indent just before breast bone) in the front, over chest and bellybutton down, through the legs over the crotch and up to the back following the spine up to C2 (the “C7 vertebra” on the spine – if you slide your finger from the skull down to neck base, the first protruding spine bone you feel at the bottom of the neck .
Note, the line to be followed over crotch is typically where your seem of your pants will run. Arch and de-arch, ensure that the measurement is comfortable through the arch.

 

Camera Suit Add-Ons

 

R1. Chest Strap

R2. Wing Height

R3. Handles

 

Special Thanks To:Jingyu Xie, Siyu Chen, Williem Van Tonder