Video: How To Measure for Tuxedo or Suit Rentals

We spend so much time talking about the ladies involved in your wedding party, but today we are going to focus on the gentlemen. Once you pick out your tuxedo or suit style, it’s time to learn how to measure for tuxedo or suit rentals. Taking measurements for a suit or tux isn’t a big deal if you know how to do it correctly. That’s why we are here to help! In fact, we even have a helpful video to talk you through the process step-by-step. If you don’t have time to watch the video, we have the instructions below.

Learning to measure for tuxedo or suit rentals is easy!

How to measure for tuxedo or suit rentals: step-by-step instructions.

It is very important that when you measure someone for a tux or suit that they aren't wearing tons of layers, and that you have a flexible tape measure. If it’s made of metal, or comes out of your toolbox, it probably isn't malleable enough.
1. For the neck measurement, place the tape measure around the neck at the level where the shirt’s collar would be buttoned. The tape shouldn't be too loose or too snug, and you should be able to fit a finger under it comfortably. 2. For the shirt sleeve measurement, place the tape at the center of the back where it meets the neck. Take the tape over to the shoulder, down to the elbow, and down to about one inch past the wrist bone. 3. For the waist measurement, place the tape about an inch or so below the belly button. This might seem high, but formal trousers are worn up a little higher than jeans or casual pants. Pull the tape measure around the waist and pull it snug to accommodate for clothing. 4. For the out seam measurement, place the tape at waist level along the hip bone. Stretch the tape down the side of the leg until you reach the top of the heel on the shoe. If your attendant isn't wearing shoes, just measure to the floor. 5. For the chest measurement, lift the arms out to the side and place the tape measure around the broadest part of the chest. Lower the arms and pull the tape together, keeping it snug but not tight. 6. The overarm measurement is similar to the chest measurement except that it includes the arms. Measure over the broadest part of the chest and arms.

If you’re not comfortable with taking measurements for a suit or tuxedo, we can help.

If you’re renting from us, we’ll measure you. If you’re not renting from us, but need your measurements for an out-of-town wedding, we’ll measure you too. There is nothing worse than ill-fitting clothes. We want to help you avoid that. Give us a call, or stop in to our Grand Avenue store in Saint Paul, MN and we’ll get you measured!

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