How to Take Fur Clothing Measurements
Fur coats and jackets are different kinds of clothing, compared to regular clothes. They are meant to fit differently, as they are intended to fit snugly, giving a fashionable look. The appropriate measurements are essential for a good result.
As you may already know, buying clothes from images can be a great challenge for sellers and buyers. Wrong measurements may lead to a loss of time and money for both parties. Especially for fur clothing, a luxurious and costly kind of clothing.
However, you must not be afraid. Every fur garment is handmade. Every step of the manufacturing process is made by experienced hands. Because of that, fur manufacturers are able to offer a perfect fit for any size or taste. Some simple measurements are only needed.
These measurements are presented in the following guide.
Taking the Measurements
There are two options to appropriately take your measurements.
- Measure a cloth that you already own and fit you appropriately.
- Take your own body measurements.
If you choose the first option, do not measure a fur garment that you already own. Prefer a regular coat, because the measurements that you will take will be as close to the design pattern as possible. In addition, make sure that you will measure a loose-fitting coat because you will be probably wearing winter clothes underneath your fur garment. Otherwise, if you prefer a slim-fitting coat, you can measure a more regular fit coat. Finally, it is helpful to take the measurements with the coat buttoned and place it on a flat surface.
For every measurement use a measuring tape! The measurements that are needed are the following:
As you measure your chest size, it is important to measure at the largest point. This will ensure that the fur coats you buy will fit you properly. A fur coat should fit you, but not be tight. Taking this measurement more than once will ensure you get it right so you don’t have a coat that is too small for you.
The length of the sleeves is also important. To measure the length of the sleeves, start at the neckline and follow the top of the sleeve to the cuff. To determine the proper length for you, measure from the base of the neck to your wrist to ensure you get the right size.