Originally Posted by Terpo
Luxire, any advice on getting the measurements for the peacoat right? I currently don't own a peacoat or similar coat that I can take measurements from. I only have shirt measurements for fitting Luxire shirts and am a bit skeptical of using body measurements.
Use body measurements and add the following to it:
Chest, waist, bottom: + 8.00 inches to full/rounded measurement. +4.00" to half/flat measurement
Biceps: + 8.00 inches to full/rounded measurement. +4.00" to half/flat measurement
Cuffs: + 6.00 inches to full/rounded measurement. +3.00" to half/flat measurement
Yoke will be measured same way as the shirts. Adding 1.0" to may be a good idea for some more movement of the arms.
Sleeves should end about an inch below the cuff joint. Measure about an inch smaller than shirt sleeves.
Will try and explain the way to go about it. (All numbers are in inches)
Talking about the chest:
Suppose, the body measurement for the chest is 42.00
The flat/half coat measurement for a skin tight fit will be 22.00 (44.00), taking into account the thickness of the fabric and lining etc.
Now, we do not want a skin tight peacoat. We need to add room for the shirt, the sweater or jumper or any other clothing we may be layering inside.
We also need some more room inside so that there may be some amount of air circulation and we do not feel suffocated or are not uncomfortable wearing the coat walking out from a restaurant after a heavy meal.
If you need to err, err my making it bigger, not smaller.
Requesting all happy peacoat wearing members to add their thoughts on this to make the measuring system more reliable so that a standard can evolve.
Edited by luxire - 11/28/13 at 11:34pm