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I am afraid to take sizes. Can I send measurements off a garment I am happy with?

We are happy to receive measurements from a finished shirt, Suit or Pants per the list below.
Please DO NOT submit these measurements by setting up a measurements profile in your accounts section, as it will then be assumed to be off the body sizes resulting in the finished sizes being different due to allowances for comfort that we need to add.
The sizes in this list should be emailed to us or this list can be printed out and faxed to us at (66) 2 650 0956 or (if faxing from USA), they can be faxed to our USA number at (1) 703 997 5593 and from UK please fax to (44) 2079 003 541.

The sizes used for replicating from your own clothing that you are comfortable or happy with the fit of, are as follows

A - For Shirts
1) The length of the shirt in front taken from the side of the collar at the fold down to the edge of the shirt.
2) The length of the shirt at the back taken from the bottom of the collar seam at the center of the back to the edge of the shirt.
3a) Chest circumference at the point where the arm hole joins the torso taken across the front and doubled for full circumference.
3b)Take the measurement across the front of the chest and across the back in the same line separately and indicate each measurement separately.
4a) Stomach circumference at the middle of the shirt where it tapers to its narrowest.
4b)Take the measurement across the front of the stomach/waist and the back in the same line, separately.
5a) Hips circumference at the bottom of the shirt at the highest point of the tails.
5b) The front half and the back half of the hips should be taken separately.
6) Shoulder width from where the shoulder and sleeve seams join on one side to the other.
7) Sleeve length from the point where shoulder and sleeve join to the lowest edge of the cuffs.
8) Neck circumference from center of button to center of button hole.
9) Cuff circumference from center of button to center of button hole as well as from one outer edge of the cuff to the other outer edge of the cuff.
10) The height of the cuffs.
11a) The length of the collar points in front.
11b) the height of the collar at the back.
11c) The height of the collar band in the front where it buttons.
11d) The height of the collar band at the back.
12) The width of the back yoke where the joint across the back joins from one arm to the other.
13) The under arm length where the armhole and chest join to the edge of the cuff under the sleeves.
14a) The distance of collar and first button and the distance of first and second button.
14b) The total number of buttons on the shirt.

B - For Pants and Trousers
1) Waist circumference for the pants taken off the sample by measuring the outside of the waistband from the center of the hook or button to the center of the clasp or buttonhole.
2) Hips circumference at the widest part of the buttocks taken off sample body - make sure if the pants are pleated, that the pleats are fully opened. Typically, the widest part of the hips is around an inch above or exactly at the end of the zipper placket.
3) Out seam length taken from the top of the waist band to the lowest edge of the pants cuffs down the side of the pants taken along with seam. Remember to lay the pants flat and make sure there are no folds or creases along the length of the pants. It would help to pull the pants absolutely flat by stretching them a bit along the length.
4) U crotch taken from the top of the waistband in front, down between the legs and up to the top of the waist band at the back. Take three measurements for the U crotch - one is the overall length of the U, the other is the distance from the top of the waistband in front to the joint of the U below the zipper placket and the third is from the top of the waistband at the back down to the joint of the U between the legs. The second and third measurements should add up to result in the first measurement of the full U crotch length.
5) Thighs and Legs - finished size to be taken off another pair of pants that fit well and is to be taken around 2 inches below the U crutch joint. This is the circumference of the legs at the widest part. The Legs measurements should be taken as multiple measurements each around 3 to 4 inches below the other. That is, take the circumference measurement at exactly the point where the U crotch and the thighs join, then measure 4 inches down and taken them again, then measure another four inches down and take them again and so on, all the way to the bottom of the pants. This way, essentially, we would have the finished pants legs circumference from the U crotch/top of the thighs all the way down to the leg at every 3 to 4 inch intervals. This will provide us with a proper silhouette of the pants legs to ensure perfect replication.
6) Bottoms- is the circumference of the pants at the cuffs and can be taken off another well fitting pair of pants.

C - For Jackets
1) The length of the jacket in front taken from where the shoulder and neck join on the top of the shoulder to the lowest point in front, taken vertically down the length and typically along the nearer end of the front pockets.
2) The length of the jacket at the back taken from where the back center seam joins the collar to the lowest edge at the back, typically along the center seam.
3) Chest circumference at the point where the armhole joins the torso. Individual measurement of each of the typically six panels on the jacket will help greatly in correct proportioning. The first is from the edge of the lapel fold (where it folds back onto the chest to create the lapel) to the seam in front just under the arm. The second is from the first seam under the arm in front to the second seam at the back under the arm. The third is from the second seam under the arm at the back to the center seam in the middle of the back. The other three are the same on the other side and should typically equal the corresponding measurements of the opposite side.
4) Stomach circumference at the middle of the Jacket where it tapers to its narrowest. This is typically at the first button on a two-button jacket and the second or third button of a three or four button jacket. Here too, measurements of all the six panels as described in point 3 above will help.
5) Hips circumference at the bottom of the Jacket at the widest point - typically just under the pocket flaps or just at the middle of the back vents. Again, the six-panel dimension will help.
6) Shoulder width from where the shoulder and sleeve seams join on one side to the other on the top of the sleeves.
7) Sleeve length from the point where shoulder and sleeve join to the lowest edge of the cuffs.
8) Half shoulder - from where the shoulder seam joins the side of the neck to where the seam joins the top of the sleeve.
9) Bicep circumference is taken at the top of the sleeves at its widest part - typically at the same level as the bottom of the armhole where it joins the sleeves.
10) The armhole circumference.
11) The length of the sleeve from where it joins the top of the shoulder to the edge of the cuff.
12) The width of the back yoke where the joint across the back joins from one arm to the other.
13) The under arm length where the armhole and chest joins the sleeve to the edge of the cuff under the sleeves.
14) The distance of side of the neck and first button and the distance of first and second button and the total number of buttons on the jacket. This tells us the gorge or button depth and is taken from the side of the neck where neck and shoulder join to the location of the first button.
15) Your height.
16) Chest circumference off the body.
17) Stomach circumference off the body.
18) Hips circumference off the body.
19) Shoulder width off the body.
20) Sleeve length that you would like (as opposed to the ready to wear sleeve lengths).
21) Neck circumference off the body.
22) Back width taken from the sample where the arm joins the back on one side at the point where the back seam of the sleeve hits the back of the sample jacket to where the back and arm joins on the other side at a corresponding location.
23) The lower back taken from the sample jacket where the side seams under the arm joins the sleeves and back to the corresponding point on the opposite side.
24) Width of the Lapels at its widest point.

D - For Vests
1) Front length from top of shoulder where it meets the neck to the tip of the V at the bottom.
2) Back length from the nape of the neck at the back to the edge of the vest/waistcoat. Typically 2 to 3 inches below waistline.
3) Chest for men and upper bosom for women and also bosom for women at the level of the nipples taken from the sample vest.
4) Stomach for men/narrowest part of the torso for women taken from the sample vest.
5) Hips for men/stomach for women at the navel level and hips for women at the widest part.
6) Shoulders from one end to the other on top of the armholes.
7) Neck circumference taken off the body.
8) Armhole for women off the body and circumference of the armhole desired on the vest. 9) Gorge of the buttons taken from the side of the neck where neck and shoulder seam join, down the front to the location of the first button.
10) Half shoulder, taken from the sample vest, where the side of the neck and the shoulder seam join to the top of the armhole along the top shoulder seam.



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  10. Do you have any Advice on how to take sizes best ? Is there a perfect way to Take ideal measurements ? Should I submit sizes in Centimeters or in Inches ?
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  12. Can you do Large loose shirts ? Can you to Tight or fitted Shirts ? Loose baggy slacks? Snug fit pants ? Boxy Jackets?
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  14. Is there a premium charge for Big and Tall sizes ?
  15. Can you do wheelchair fit ?/ I have physical limitations, can you accomodate them in my custom clothing ?
  16. What if I am an odd size with parts of my physique larger or smaller than other parts of my physique? Such as, what if my neck is a lot larger than the rest of my proportions or what if my sleeves are extra short compared to the rest of me?
  17. Can I update the measurements after the order has been delivered?
  18. I am an existing client but do not see my measurements profile in my account. Do you have all my measurements? If so, why is it not shown?
  19. Can I update the measurements before an order has been placed or after an order has been placed in case that I have already submitted my measurements earlier?
  20. How can I be sure of a perfect fit?
  21. Can you use off the rack sizes? Can I submit Ready to Wear sizes for my custom clothing?
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