To determine the correct lengthof the sleevesyou need for your coat, you should have your arms measured by a seamstress or even just a friend. Stand straight with your feet shoulder-width apart. Place your arms straight down to your sides. Bend one arm so that your hand rests on your hip; your arm should be at a 90-degree angle.
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How do you measure for coat sleeves?
Move the tape to your elbow, and measure the length to your wrist, writing down the measurement in inches when you are finished. Combine the two numbers for a total that is the correct length in inches for your coat sleeves.
How long should jacket sleeves be?
Find your sleeve length. Place one of your hands on your hip so your arm is bent. Have a friend start from the bone at the base of your neck and run the tape measure all the way down to your wrist. This is how long your jacket sleeve should be.
Why is the jacket sleeve measurement always shorter than the shirt sleeve?
Since the jacket sleeve measurement does not include the center back of the shoulder to end of shoulder, it will be always shorter than the shirt sleeve length measurement. Different Sleeve Lengths: What if one of my arms is longer/shorter than the other?
How do you measure a coat for a coat fit?
Start your tape measure at the center of the back of the jacket, right below the collar. Then, run it down the length of the sleeve, ending your measurement at the cuff. Find your shoulder width. With the coat still facing back side up, flatten the shoulders and measure the distance between the 2 shoulder seams.