Guide to Measurements: Jacket Length

November 11, 2013

Menswear and Men's Fashion blog

In the guide so far, we had a brief introduction to measurements and a how to on chest measurements. This week, we are exploring jacket length.

When measuring jacket length, ensure you’re standing as you normally would with your eyes facing forward. Do not bend, as this will affect the measurement. You will need someone else to help you obtain this measurement.

Jacket length is a fairly straight forward measurement which varies in two ways. There is the standard/traditional length or a trendy/shorter length, both are based on personal preference. As shown in the video, a traditional jacket is measured to the end of the thumb and a trendier jacket is measured at the base of the thumb. The difference may be minimal, but keep in mind that even one inch taken away will make a dramatic difference.

If you have a heavier or bulkier upper body, then opt…

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