Whether you’re going to a black tie wedding or want to look sharp at a school dance, you’ll need a tuxedo rental. A handful of key measurements will ensure the perfect fit so you look and feel like a million bucks. Whether you do it yourself or ask your tuxedo rental service company for help, there are some tips and tricks you ought to know about fittings.
How to Take Accurate Tuxedo Rental Measurements
1. Neck & Chest
Start by measuring your neck to determine the fit of your shirt collar. Wrap the measuring tape around the base of your neck. Next, measure your chest at its broadest point, positioning the tape beneath your arms. In both cases, leave about two finger widths of room to ensure comfort. Don’t forget to measure the width of your shoulders across your upper back. For peak precision, measure yourself at home or with a friend first before heading to the tuxedo rental supplier for a repeat measurement. If their numbers match yours, you’re good to go.
2. Shirtsleeves & Waist
Stand up straight, and keep your arms down by your side. Measure the length of your shirtsleeves from the nape of your neck, across your shoulders, and down to your wrists. To measure your waist, wrap the tape around your normal belt line, keeping in mind that your tuxedo slacks may sit a bit closer to your navel than your usual pants.
3. Pant Length & Coat Size
Measure the outer seam of your pants by running the tape down your side from your belt line to the floor. If you already know your coat size, inform your tuxedo rental company when you place your order. If not, they’ll determine the size you need based on your other measurements and take additional measurements, if necessary.
The next time you need a tuxedo rental for a formal event, head to Zaccariello’s Tailor & Formal Wear in Wallingford, CT. This award-winning business offers a wide range of tuxedo and suit rentals, accessories, and tailoring services appropriate for every event type and taste. Call them at (203) 269-8652 today to speak with a representative about setting up tailoring services for formal wear. Visit them online to learn more about this family business.