Originally Posted by BaldwinP
One question which may be more my ignorance than anything else; for the measurements I'm not familiar with "chest to lapel edge" and "chest to break" as opposed to "pit to pit" chest measurements on jackets. Could you explain how these are taken (and/or provide the pit to pit measurements?).
I'm also assuming the back length measurements are from the bottom of collar. Would you consider offering your jackets in short sizing as well as regular and long?
From the guy who does the dirty work:
"The measurements are purely garment measurements. Pit to pit is a body measurement.
However, on the garment, "chest to break" measures the distance from lapel fold to lapel fold.
If you look at a photo of a jacket, there is a gap (empty space) in the middle/front of the chest that isn't covered by the jacket's fabric. This space is not counted in the chest to break measurement.
Whereas "chest to the lapel edge" includes the unfolded lapels' width. With the lapels unfolded they overlap so this width is larger than the pit to pit.
So essentially pit to pit is in between these two other measurements but is not a fixed point on the garment since it takes into account either the gap or overlap both of which fluctuate slightly depending on the wearer.
Note: The Back length measurement is from the bottom of the collar seam to the bottom end of the jacket"Edited by w.o.e.is.me. - 4/11/13 at 6:43pm