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James Levett
13 Savile Row
Mayfair
London
W1S 3NE

Telephone +(0)207 7342606
Email:info@jameslevett.com

Our opening hour:

We are open by appointment between 10am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

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16a Dufour's Place
London, England, W1F 7SH

0207 72873268

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MEASUREMENTS AND SIZE GUIDE

How to figure out your correct measurements 


Jacket Measurement Guide

It takes about 15 minutes to take all you measurements

What you will need:
• A fabric measuring tape (we take all our measurements in inches).
• Assistance from a friend (the measurer)
• A well fitting shirt, pair of trousers (not jeans), jacket, and a pair of shoes.

When taking measurements:
• Keep the measuring tape comfortably snug, but not tight. 
   We will make the clothes so that they fit to your body, with the correct allowances.
• All measurements should be made to nearest 0.25 inch

Measurement 1:    Chest
What to wear:    Shirt
Measure horizontally around the chest roughly at nipple level, under the armpits, and over your shoulder blades. 
You should only just be able to feel the tape on your chest. Do not over-inflate your chest but stand normally, 
you should be able to fit your index finger in between the tape and your chest. This measurement is a body
measurement and there will be an allowance added to it to make your jacket, the allowance will be added
according to the fit that you chose

Measurement 2:    Jacket Waist
What to wear:    Shirt
Measure horizontally around your stomach at the level of the bottom of the ribcage. As a guide this measurement
will be where you are widest. Allow some room for breathing/movement.

 

Measurement 3:    Back Width
What to wear:    Jacket
With the person's arms by their side,
measure across the back. Start at the back of the right armpit, continue measuring across the shoulder blades, and then stop at the
back of the left armpit. Do not measure under the arms.

Measurement 4:    Shoulder on Seam Right/Left
What to wear:    Jacket
Measure from the end of the shoulder to the base of the  side of the neck. We define the “Side of the Neck” as
the point at which the vertical plane of the neck intersects the horizontal plane of the shoulder

Measurement 5:    Jacket Lenght
What to wear:    Jacket
Measure vertically down your back from below the collar on your jacket to the hemline. If you are unsure of the perfect length it is
generally accepted to be where your knuckles are with your arms naturally hanging down

Measurement 6:    Sleeves Left/Right
What to wear:    Jacket
Measure from where the seams on the shoulder meet to where you want the sleeve to end. The measurement you input will be the
measurement of your jacket sleeve. We recommend that the sleeve should go to the base of your thumb (located at the wrist joint).


Trouser Measurement Guide

Measurement 1:    Trouser Waist
What to wear:    Trouser/Shirt
Measure horizontally around your waist,  where you like to wear the top of your trousers. Make sure the tape is snug and
you should be able to put your index finger inside the tape. As a guide, this measurement will
be about 2 inches where your  off-the-peg jeans or trousers sit, on the point of your hip bone.
If you like to wear your trousers above or below your hips please inform us of where you would like them to sit.

Measurement 2:    Seat
What to wear:    Trouser
Measure around your hips and buttocks at their
widest point on a pair of well-fitting trousers
(not jeans). Make sure your pockets are empty
and the tape is not restrictive. As a guide, you
should not make the tape too snug. You only
just be able to feel the tape when measuring.

 

Measurement 3:    Inside Leg
What to wear:    Trouser/Shoes
Measure from the lowest part of the crotch of
your trousers (not jeans), keeping the measure
taut, down to where you wish the bottom
of the trousers to end. Please bear in mind
the fit you want over the shoe as this will
affect the desired length.

Measurement 4:    Outside Leg
What to wear:    Trouser/Shoes
Measure from the top of the waistband on a
pair of trousers (not jeans), keeping the
measure taut, down to where you wish the
bottom of the trousers to end. Please bear
in mind the fit you want over the shoe as
this will affect the desired length.

 

Measurement 5:    Crotch
What to wear:    Trouser
Measure from the top of the trouser waistband
at the front, between your legs, to top of the
waistband at the back. Allow as much space
as needed for comfort.

Measurement 6:    Thigh
What to wear:    Trouser
Empty your pockets, then measure around the
thigh of your trousers (no jeans) at the widest
point (usually as high as you can go without
it getting embarrassing), you should be able to
fit your index finger in behind the tape measure. 
This is a skin measurement and should be taken
just below the crotch

 

Measurement 7:    Knee
What to wear:    Trousers
Keep your leg straight and measure comfortably
around your knee at the widest point. This is a
skin measurement.

Measurement 8:    Ankle
What to wear:    Trousers
Trouser bottoms should ideally harmonise with
the shoes, covering between 1/2 and 2/3 of their
surface. Narrow ankles will make the shoe look
large, the trousers sit higher (and therefore need
to be shorter), and vice versa. One tip is to measure
the ankle width of some trousers you like the cut of. 
To do this simply lie them flat, measure one side and
then double the measurement. As a guide 14-16
inches can be construed as slim, 16-18 as standard
and 18+ as bootcut to flared.