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Measuring Tips  

Men’s Measuring Tips

Neck: Measure around the base of the neck where the collar will sit, keeping tape measure snug.

Chest: Measure the fullest part of the chest, keeping tape measure parallel to the floor.

Waist: Measure around the narrowest point of the natural waistline (not over clothing), keeping tape measure snug, but not tight.

Hips: Stand straight with feet together and measure around the fullest part of the hips (about 9" below natural waistline), keeping tape measure parallel to floor.

Sleeve length: Measure from the center back of the neck to the outermost point of the shoulder, then continue measuring to the wrist, keeping tape measure centered at the elbow.

Inseam: Using similar pants that fit well, measure the length from the joint of the pant legs to the bottom hem of the leg, rounding to the nearest inch. If pants are cotton or cotton blend, add a half-inch to allow for shrinkage.

Outseam: Without wearing shoes and wearing similar pants that fit well, look forward and stand as straight as you can with feet approximately 1" apart. Hold a tape measure at the top of the pant waistband, letting the tape measure drape along the body’s natural curvature, following pant side seam down to the floor. Then bring the tape in to the feet and pinch at approved length.

 

Women’s Measuring Tips

Bust: Relax arms and measure around the fullest part of the bust, keeping tape measure parallel to the floor.

Waist: Measure around the narrowest point of the natural waistline (not over clothing), keeping tape measure snug, but not tight.

Hips: Stand straight with feet together and measure around the fullest part of the hips (about 8" below natural waistline), keeping tape measure parallel to the floor. Sleeve length: Bend arm slightly and measure from the outermost point of the shoulder to the wrist, keeping tape measure centered at the elbow.

Sleeve length: Measure from the center back of the neck to the outermost point of the shoulder, then continue measuring to the wrist, keeping tape measure centered at the elbow.

Inseam: Using similar slacks that fit well, measure the length from the joint of slack legs to the bottom hem of the leg, rounding to the nearest half-inch. If slacks are cotton or cotton blend, add a half-inch to allow for shrinkage.

Outseam: Without wearing shoes and wearing similar pants that fit well, look forward and stand as straight as you can with feet approximately 1" apart. Hold a tape measure at the top of the pant waistband, letting the tape measure drape along the body’s natural curvature, following pant side seam down to the floor. Then bring the tape in to the feet and pinch at approved length.

Maternity: Select your pre-pregnancy size when ordering Cintas maternity wear. If you expect to gain more than 25 to 30 pounds or are expecting multiple babies, it’s a good idea to order one size larger.

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