Fur coats and jackets are different kind 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 a picture can be a great challenge for sellers and buyers. Wrong measurements may lead to loss of time and money for both parts. Especially for fur clothing, a luxurious and costly kind of clothing.
However, you must not be afraid. Every fur apparel is handmade. Every step of manufacturing process is made by experienced hands. Because of that, fur manufacturers are able to offer a perfect fit for every body and taste. Some simple measurements are only needed.
These measurements are presented in this guide.
Taking the Measurements
There are two options to appropriately take your measurements.
- Measure a cloth that you already own and fits 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 apparel. Otherwise, if you prefer a slim-fitting coat, you can measure a more regular fit coat. Finally, use a flat surface and the button up the coat.
For every measurement use a measuring tape!
The measurements that are needed are the following:
When you are gauging the length of a fur coat, you will measure it from the base of the neck to the bottom of the hem. If the coat has a collar on it, you will not measure the collar. If you are trying to determine the length you want, measure from the base of your neck to the area where you want the coat to fall, such as your thighs or your ankles.
The length of the sleeves is also important. To gauge the length of the sleeves, measure from the neckline all the way to the cuff of the sleeve. To determine the proper length for you, measure from the base of the neck to your wrist to ensure you get the right size.
- Back (Shoulder to Shoulder or Underarm to Underarm)
You will also need to measure across your back. When you measure yourself, you will need to measure across your back from one side to the other at the underarm level but not including your arms. As you measure the coat, this measurement goes from one arm hole to the other on the inside of the coat.
As you measure your chest size, it is important to measure at the largest point. This will ensure the fur coats you buy will fit properly. A fur coat should be fitted but not 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.
Knowing how to measure yourself will ensure you that you will get a coat that fits you the way it is intended. To fit well, and not hanging loose.
Moreover, remember that you are buying a luxury item which you will be wearing for a long time provided that you treat it with care. The measuring process is simple and it needs little time, and you should take that time, so you can provide your fur manufacturer with the correct measurements.
A different way
There is one third option available to achieve good measurements of your new fur garment. You can always send an old piece of clothing, a coat or a shirt, to your fur manufacturer so he can take the measurements he needs from that cloth. Contact your seller or fur manufacturer for more information.
If you are not sure for any of the above, feel free to contact us or your fur manufacturer (or seller) for any further information.