Measurement Guide

We’ll try to help you here how to take your measurements. IMPORTANT! When filling Personal Size Chart, use metric system only.

If you need help, fell free to text us!

It would help if you have an assistance from a friend (or better option – experienced tailor) when measuring.

Best way for taking the measurements for jacket is to put on the proper underwear or at least well-fitted shirt and trousers. The tape should be held snug, but not too closely – the measurements you take will be internal dimensions for your clothes and you need to feel comfortably wearing them!

Taking measurements for great coat is same as for jackets – our great coats are a little bit bigger than jackets (e.g. great coat in size 52 fits on jacket in size 52, there’s no need to order bigger one).

When ordering tailor-made clothes we’ll ask you to fill our online Personal Size Chart.


Tunic fitting

If you want your uniform to fit like the ones below, use your actual size. It’ll be well-fitting, yet less comfortable (especially the collar!)

e.g. you are 176cm tall and 93cm in waist, you shall take size 50.

If you want your uniform to fit like these ones below, use your actual size and add +1. It’ll be loosy, yet more comfortable.

 e.g. you are 176cm tall and 93cm in waist, you shall take size (50 +1 up)= size 52.

Taking the measurements

1. collar size (different for shirt, jacket and coat)
2. back lenght
3. back lenght to waist
4. waist
5. chest
6. sleeve
7. shoulder
8. armhole depth

A. lenght
B. waist
C. knee
D. calf
E. ankle

1. collar For shirt – tape fitted to neck, for jacket – tape fitted to shirt collar
2. back lenght* Best to take sitting on a chair/table, measured from neck to the chair/table plane.
It’s not the back lenght of the tunic!
Please remember that back lenght of tunics, shirts and coats differ between uniforms patterns,
e.g. WW1 tunics are longer than WW2
3. back lenght
from collar to waist
Put your main belt on and take the measurement from neckbone to lower edge of the belt.
If you don’t have a belt, use a ribbon banded on your waist (on bellybutton)
4. waist Taken on bellybutton
5. chest Taken on nipples, just below the armpits.
Remember to take a deep breath!
6. sleeve Find a poke button on your shoulder. Take the measurement from it to your wrist.
Protip: use a suit that fits you well and measure the sleeve.
Please remember that sleeve lenght can differ a little between uniforms patterns
7. shoulder Like a sleeve, but taken to neck
8. armhole depth Remember measuring your chest? It’s a measurement taken from neckbone to the armpits (chest size),
you can use a ribbon banded on your chest for help.
A. lenght Taken from hipbone to ankle
Important! This is not the lenght of the trousers! Most of historical trousers are high-waisted,
so for the outer lenght for the trousers you should add 10-15cms.
Protip: For your comfort the lenghts given in size charts are the outer lenghts of the trousers,
you can use high-waisted trousers for taking the lenght.
Important! When filling the Personal Size Chart please tell us if you take our measurement (A.)
or you give us the outer lenght of the trousers.
B. waist Same as 4.
C. knee* For breeches only. Put your underpants on. Take this measurement with your leg bent at an angle of 90 degrees,
like you’re mounting a horse.
D. calf* For breeches only. Put your underpants on! This part of the breeches should be well-fitted!
E. ankle* For breeches only. When measuring put your socks and underpants on.