To get the right size jacket you must measure. To do this place a tape measure around the chest and make sure the tape is level all the way around. Measure the circumference at the widest part of your upper chest just under your arm pits. For further measurements to help in your decision making and getting a good fit – please measure your waist & hips.
Find your waist by…
To find the natural crease line of your waist, stand straight with hands at the side. Then bend sideways running the hand down the outside surface of the leg. This movement will produce a crease at the waist so place your measuring tape on this crease. Return to standing straight and place the tape measure around your waist at your crease point (usually the narrowest part of your torso).
Your hip measurement should be taken approximately 18cm down from your waist. Place the end of the tape measure at you waist and let the other end drop to the floor. Find the point on your body which is 18cm down from your waist. turn the tape measure and keeping it level take it all the way round your body at this point.
Take the measurement in centimetres. If you don’t have a tape measure use string or wool then lie this along a ruler.
Consider how you would like to use your jacket when selecting size. A fitted jacket can be hard to wear with lots of layers underneath it. If you want to layer under your jacket or feel like you have room to move consider whether you should go up a size. If you measure between sizes also think about this.