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    This is how you measure a jacket!

    Since this forum deals heavily in online ordering, ebay purchases, and some trading back and forth, I think it is useful to know the standardized method of measuring a jacket. I have recently seen some pretty wonky measurements given by members that I know had to be incorrect.

    Posted below is an internet classic article about how to measure a jacket. It is used on some of the more popular boards (such as styleforum and AAAC). I posted it once in a thread, but I think it is worthwhile to attempt to bring as much attention to it as possible, so we are all speaking the same language. I take no credit for it, of course.

    Replies would be appreciated, so as to keep the thread visible for a bit. Thanks!


    ya the link has been posted b4. but i suppose never hurts to re post it.



      Really? I only saw it that one time I posted it in a random thread. Not that I see everything that gets posted, or anything. I thought of this because I read a post where someone gave a chest measurement about 4-5 inches too small on a jacket.

      On a similar note, I've thought about starting a thread to gather the measurements of different sizes of the more common jackets (Ludlow, BR tailored, Factory Thompson, merona, etc.). I've been measuring all the sport coats I get, lately, to see what my best numbers are. Unfortunately, I haven't purchased any of the popular ones since I have gotten mine thrifting.



        I appreciate it. Never seen it and this is info I need. Thanks.



          My friend is supposed to measure a jacket for me today, I'll send her the link. Thanks!



            I'd not seen that before, great link!






                Good link. AAAC is a website with a lot of good info. Andy is a really nice guy too.



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