For many, the thought of self measuring for Highland dress may seem quite daunting, but by following a few basic instructions this need not cause concern.
There are two golden rules.
DO NOT attempt to do this alone. It is essential that you get someone else to do the measuring as it is quite impossible to do this yourself with any degree of accuracy.
- Use a proper tailor’s measuring tape. This may sound obvious but you’d be amazed at the number of folk who try to make do with a 6 inch ruler and a piece of string! It never works
Finally, if you need any advice, or are not sure of something, don’t hesitate to contact our sales team at 01896 208 007.
KILT MEASURING GUIDE
JACKET MEASURING GUIDE
When measuring for a Kilt Jacket it is worthwhile wearing the type of shirt that will be worn with the jacket.
In order to take your chest measurement, please measure around the fullest part of the chest, keeping the tape measure well under the arms. Make sure this is not a tight measurement, and that you can get at least two fingers in between the tape measure and your chest. It may also be worthwhile looking at the size label and fitting of any existing jackets to get an idea of what size you require.
TREWS (TROUSER) MEASURING GUIDE
Remember, if you need any advice, or are not sure of something, don’t hesitate to contact our sales team at 01896 208 007.