Men's Size Guide
A: Chest - Take a measurement under your arms, beneath the fullest part of the chest
B: Pit to Pit - This represents the measurement of a jacket laid out flat and measured from armpit to armpit
C: Sleeve Length - This is the measurement taken from the top of the shoulder, more specifically from the shoulder seam
D: Back Length - Take a measurement from the nape (back) of your neck to where you would like the jacket to end
E: Shoulder - Take a measurement from your neck to the top of your shoulder
*Our advice for best results - take all measurements over a t-shirt. If your measurements fall between sizes, we recommend that you take a size up to ensure a better fit.
After decades of experience making quality jackets, we’ve assembled some top tips we suggest you follow to ensure you make the right choice. Give these a quick read before ordering.
Be sure of the jacket you’re ordering. Is it a short jacket or a longer coat? Look closely at the jacket and try to picture where it would sit in terms of length.
If your chosen jacket has a size chart, examine it closely and compare the measurements against yourself, this will give you a better estimate of how the jacket will fit.
The leather industry uses inches as its main unit of measurement, and the smallest measure we are able to allow is 1/2” due to the fact that leather is very hard to get precise. If you measure using centimetres, please round up or down to the nearest 1/2”.
When providing us with your chest size, please give us the exact measurements. You don’t need to include extra room for movement, as this space has been designed into the jackets.
Don’t obsess over your measurements - be thorough with them, but if at any point you’re not quite sure, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or consult a tailor.
Always read the descriptions of your chosen jacket as often size information will be included.
Importantly, don’t try to change the style of your chosen jacket with the measurements. For instance, if the jacket style is a loose fit, it will remain a loose fit, but if you attempt to make it tighter, it may result in an uncomfortable fit.
Measuring from your person
Measurement 1: Chest
Measure your chest with a T-shirt on; we will put enough ‘breathing room’ in the jacket to allow you to fit a light jumper and shirt under the jacket. If you’re planning on wearing seriously heavy layers under the jacket it is worth considering putting them on when measuring to compare the two measurements for a happy medium – you may just want to take the size up from what you measure.
Measure from your underarms all the way round the circumference of your chest at the widest point, this will give you your chest size. A standard size Large would be a 44” chest for example, if you are an in-between size for example a 43” chest, we’d advise to go up a size rather than down – although this is YOUR choice.
FAQ: I often see a measurement pit to pit what is this?
Pit To Pit is the actual measurement of a jacket laid flat, zipped up, pulled out flat and measured from one side to the other (It is not your body measurement so don't try and take it) This is not just the full seam to seam but the full width across the jacket which may sometimes include parts of the back. When this measurement is doubled it will show you the actual dimensions of the jacket and how much ease of tollarance has been included.
Measurement 2: The Sleeve
Relax and stand front ways, measure the arm from the edge of your shoulder to where you want your sleeve to sit – some prefer a longer sleeve, some slightly shorter. Try to remember that when you lift your arm the sleeve may rise slightly. So if you’re planning to use the jacket on a bike it may be worth positioning your arm as if you are riding the bike.
Our shortest sleeve length accepted on any jacket is 22”, if your measurement is shorter than this you most likely would not fit in standard sizes, we can accommodate this but it would be non-refundable and custom made.
Will the sleeve get longer or shorter in wear?
Usually a jacket will crease at the bend of the elbow and may cause the sleeve to shorten by 0.25" - 0.5" over time.
Measurement 3: The Back
Relax and stand up straight, take the measurement from the nape of your neck to where you want the jacket to end. Some may want their jacket above the belt, some below, those who are ordering a coat may want it to sit above the knee. Take this into consideration before taking your measurement.
Also remember that if you shorten the back then the front will also be shorter which would include the raising of the pockets etc.
e.g on a Raiders jacket with a patch pocket the look would be quite considerably changed.
Measurement 4: The Shoulder
The shoulder is measured from the neck to the edge of the shoulder (where you’d imagine your shoulder seam would sit).
Why can’t you alter the shoulders on any jacket?
Technically we can alter the shoulders on any jacket but on certain jackets it can throw off the style and make the fit uncomfortable or look abnormal so as a general rule we simply make the jacket as small as possible without changing the style ordered. The most we would allow is around 0.5"
It’s as simple as that
If you take your measurements and think they are wrong please contact email@example.com so we can take a look. You can provide Chest, Sleeve & Back Length and these are simply the measurements that we absolutely require to custom make a jacket.
Anything else may be charged an extra fee dependent on difficulty.