Size Guide

Instructions on how to measure yourself for your waistcoat.

The most important thing of all is that you use a proper dressmakers tape measure to measure yourself. If you do not own a tape measure, we can supply you a tape measure for free. Please click here to view our free tape measure and add it to your cart.

We need three measurements to make your waistcoat fit you. The chest, the waist and the back length. Please do NOT ever measure other garments to get these measurements, only measure yourself. This will give the correct measurement for your garment. Please do NOT add any extra on your measurements our pattern makers just need your measurements and they will add the extra to make your waistcoat fit perfectly.

Chest measurement
Under your arms, put the tape measure around the widest part of your chest measure over the nipples and around your back so the tape measure meets in the middle of your chest for this measurement.

Waist measurement
Put the tape measure around the widest part of your belly roughly where your belly button is and measure the widest part of your stomach. Please do Not measure under your belly where your trousers fit because sometimes there is a big difference in this measurement, we need to make sure the waistcoat fits around you, so we need to know the widest and the narrowest part of you. Without an acute measurement of your waist your waistcoat will NOT button up.

Back length
Back length it is best to get someone to help you with this measurement so you need to measure from the bottom of your shirt collar to the bottom of your belt on your trousers, not the top of the trousers because we want the waistcoat to cover your shirt, waist band and belt on your trousers. This will achieve the perfect fit. See our video for further instructions.

Men’s waistcoat sizes measured in inches

Chest

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

over 50 inches contact us for a quote

Waist

28

30

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

Back neck to waist

18.5

18.5

19

19

19.5

20

20

20.5

21

Men’s neck sizes for bow ties and cravats, measured in inches

14.0

14.5

15.0

15.5

16.0

16.5

17.0

17.5

18.0

18.5

19.0

Boy’s waistcoat sizes measured in inches

Age in years

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

Chest

22.5

23.5

24

25

26

27

28

30

32

Waist

21.5

22

22.5

23

23.5

24

24.5

25

25.5

Back neck to waist

9.5

10

10.5

11

11.5

12

12.5

13

13.5

Boy’s neck sizes for bow ties and cravats, measured in inches

11.0

11.5

12.0

12.5

13.0

13.5