Winter is on its way, and it’s time you prepared for it. A leather jacket is a must-have in winter. It’s the most versatile coat that you can wear anywhere, anytime, and over anything. Whether you are a man or a woman, it brings out the best in you, giving you an air of confidence, you need to gait in style.
However, a jacket needs to be a good fit to work its magic. As we always say, an ill-fitting garment appears to be a hand-me-down. So, how to measure jacket size? This post is a complete jacket measurement guide that will help you precisely measure jacket lengths as well as your chest.
How to Measure Yourself
Your jacket fitting is different from the fitting of your other upper clothing. Getting your precise fit is essential to finding the right coat. To do so, you need to measure certain areas of your torso carefully – right from the shoulders to the waist.
Customarily, every brand provides a size chart. You can compare your measurements with it to buy a blazer that hangs seamlessly on you. Here are the steps you can follow to get your accurate fit.
Step 1: Take off All Thick Apparel
You should gauge your body as closely as possible to avoid having inaccurate figures. Thick apparel can interfere with your measuring. It’s okay to have a shirt or T-shirt on, but a sweater or woolen waistcoat will cause inaccuracy.
Step 2: Find Out Your Bust Size
If you are wondering about how to measure men’s chest for a jacket, it’s quite simple. Tie the tape measure around the largest area of your chest. Make sure the tape is placed straight across – tightly held and not tilted or skewed.
For a relaxed fit, you can add a few centimeters to the measurement. However, you should know that most manufacturers already cut the chest about ten centimeters longer than the chest estimate. This is the reason the ratio of your chest size to jacket size is unequal.
Step 3: Tape Your Waistline
Your waistline lies between your hip bone and your rib cage. It’s above your navel. To tape your waistline, let your stomach relax first. Then, wrap the tape around it – not too tightly or loosely. Make sure the tape is parallel to the ground. Finally, note down the number the tape stops at.
Step 4: Determine Your Shoulder Length
Start by standing straight and relaxing your shoulders. Next, extend the tape horizontally from the tip of one shoulder to that of the other across your back. And, there you are – with your shoulder length.
The shoulder length should be accurate, because the jacket would otherwise not sit flat on your shoulders and would have rumples formed in the sleeves.
Step 5: Get Your Arm/Sleeve Length
To get this, you are going to need someone’s help. Raise your arm to about 45 degrees and place the top end of the tape in the middle of your armpit. Extend the tape along the arm to the carpal. This is your arm/sleeve length.
Step 6: Size Up Your Hips
Run the measuring strip around the largest area of your pelvis. It can be a little tricky to note the number, so you can ask someone to do that for you.
Step 7: Find Your Desired Length
Whether you want a cropped coat that ends right above your hip bone or something that extends down, you should carefully find your desired jacket length. To do that, start at the bottom of your neck and go down to where you want your jacket to end.
Step 8: Go Get Your Coat
Now that you have all the important figures, you are never going to end up with an ill-fitting jacket. Compare the figures you noted down with the size table provided by the brand you are buying your jacket from and see if a small, medium, or large size will fit you the best.
How to Find a Jacket Size
If you have a coat that you want to measure, here are five simple steps you can follow to obtain precise jacket measurements.
Step 1: Get the Jacket Chest Size
To get the jacket chest size, find the length of the chest from one armpit to the other. Double the number you get, and that’s chest length.
Step 2: Get the Coat Length
For an exact leather jacket size, begin immediately below the collar and go down to the bottom. This figure may serve as a quick leather jacket size guide to find blazers of the same length.
Step 3: Get the Sleeve Length
For this, turn the jacket over and record the length from the middle of the collar to the cuff.
Step 4: Get the Shoulder Length
Keep the blazer with the backside up and go from the end of one shoulder to the other. Make sure the jacket is flattened out so that you don’t end up with incorrect figures.
Step 5: Compare with the leather Jacket Sizing Guide
Every brand has its own leather jacket sizing guide, so you always want to match your jacket measurements with it to get the right coat.
Original Leather Jackets
If you are a fan of original leather coats, here are some that will best wrap you this winter.
Biker Slim Fit Rider Original Cow Leather Jacket
This slim biker jacket is a simple street-style jacket that will give you the perfect road feel as you set out. Complement it with a pair of shades, and you are no less than someone from an action flick.
Eagle Original Cow Leather Motorcycle Jacket
If the thuggish fashion back from the McQueen days inspires you, you can’t miss this piece. With a lapel collar and shoulder straps snapped down, this coat is a perfect moto jacket.
Men's Super Original Cow Leather Straight Zipper Jacket
With a wide stand collar and two side pockets, this is a simple yet stunning jacket that you will want to wear for years. The fleece lining will keep you snug and safe.
Men's Biker Outlaw Original Cow Leather Jacket
Throw this matte-finished biker jacket over a plain grey T-shirt paired with blue jeans to hang around the town. With not many embellishments, this is a simple coat that you can wear at any time of the day.
Guerrilla Original Cow Leather Hood Jacket
This hooded jacket will prove to be your perfect protective gear in harsh winters. Wear it for a comfortable ride this winter.
All jackets from Markhor Wear are available at discount prices. Use the size chart to find your leather jacket size.