With the growing number of brands that are available to the motorcyclist, finding a motorcycle jacket that fits properly can be difficult. Unlike a T-shirt, the size tag sewn into the jacket should be taken with a grain of salt since each brand has its own sizing methods. Some motorcyclists, however, turn to custom-made jackets to provide a perfect fit. If you are considering having a custom-fit jacket made, you will need to provide a few measurements to ensure that your new jacket will fit properly.
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Things you need
- Tape measure
Measure your neck. Wrap the tape measure around your neck, just below your Adam's apple. The tape measure should be snug, but not tight. Write down the measurement around your neck.
Place the tape measure at the crease where your left arm converges with your chest. Cross the tape measure over your chest to the opposite arm, stopping at the right arm crease. Write down the measurement across your chest.
Wrap the tape measure around the fullest portion of your chest and keep it parallel to the floor. Raise your hands above your head and slowly lower them to your sides. Take the measurement and write it down.
Wrap the tape measure around your waist, keeping the measure level with your belly button. Take the measurement and write it down. Slide the tape measure down over your belt line and take the measurement.
Place the end of the tape measure at the base of your neck, just above your chest. Measure the distance from your neck to your waist in a direct line over your belly button. Write down the measurement. Take a second measurement from your neck to your belt line.
Place the tape measure on your first vertebrae at the base of your neck and measure the distance to your waist in a straight line. Next, measure the distance from the back of your neck to your belt line.
Locate your shoulder bones and measure the distance between them. Next, measure the distance from your shoulder bone to your elbow. Take a second measurement from your elbow to your wrist.
Hold your arm parallel to the floor and make a fist in front of your chest. Take a measurement from base of your neck to your shoulder bone and to your wrist.
Bend your arm to find the inner crease of your elbow and take a measurement from the elbow crease to your wrist.
Take a measurement around your flexed bicep. Next, measure around the widest portion of your forearm. Finally, measure around your wrist bone.
Tips and warnings
- Record all of your measurements in inches, unless directed otherwise by the tailor.
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