Coat size is equal to your chest size(for example,if your chest is 38 inches,your coat should be a size 38 regular,tall,short or big,depending on your height). Put your arms down and measure around your chest and fullest part of your arms (most prominent part of bicep).
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How do you measure a coat size?
Measuring proper coat size is usually a two-person project to ensure accurate measurements. Put on your dress shirt, socks and trousers. Stand against the wall with your feet flat. Have the other person mark on the wall (with a pencil) where the top of your head is. Measure from the mark to the floor.
How do I find out what size my jacket is?
How do I find out my jacket size? Measure your chest and hip width in either inch or centimeters. If you chest width in inch is between 34 and 36 inches, and your hip width between 39 and 40 centimeters, your perfect size is 鈥淟鈥?(US) or a 40 (European Size). (To learn more about women鈥檚 clothing sizes, click here.)
How do I know if I need a tall coat?
Have the other person mark on the wall (with a pencil) where the top of your head is. Measure from the mark to the floor. This measurement determines whether you need a regular, tall, short or big coat. Regular is someone with equal chest and hips measurement that鈥檚 5 feet, 8 inches tall to 6 feet, 1/2 inch tall.
How do I know what size my overcoat is?
If you鈥檙e unsure, visit a professional tailor or buy a fabric measuring tape and find out for yourself. In most cases, your optimal overcoat size will correspond exactly with your suit size, as modern overcoats are sized to fit over a suit jacket or sport coat. A size 42 overcoat will not be exactly 42 inches (106.7 cm) around the chest.