Guide to Measurements: Chest

November 1, 2013

Menswear and Men's Fashion blog

We start our journey of learning about measurements with the chest measurement. Chest is a fairly straight forward measurement, although there are a few ways to get it wrong. Here are some tips and a video on how to measure your chest.

  • Do not puff out your chest.
  • Stand normally, with your arms to your side.
  • Ensure the tape measure goes around your nipples, as this is the widest part of your chest.
  • Wear a shirt, not a blazer when measuring your chest.

Off the rack jacket sizes range from 36 to 46 chest on average. This is the American way of looking at sizing; it differs wildly across the world. Knowing your actual chest size is the best way to go about knowing your off the rack size. The tricky part is, your size will vary across brands because brands add in up to 0 to 4 inches…

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