Bethlehem Trading Post

Merchant of 17th and 18th Century Clothing and Supplies

Measurements for Shirts:

Please email us the following 6 measurements:
1. neck; 2. chest; 3. waist; 4. sleeve length (measured as explained below); 5. shirt length; 6. wrist

1. Neck

Take this measurement at the bottom of your neck, when you circle your neck make sure that the tape is nether too tight nor too loose. Try to get the exact circumference of your neck, we will adjust this measurement for comfort.

2. Chest & Waist

Measure the circumference of your chest. Place one end of the tape measure at the fullest part of your bust, wrap it around under your armpits, around your shoulder blades, and back to the front. For shirts measure your waist at the fullest point of your stomach. To take this measurement wrap the tape measure around your waist, sort of like a belt would.

3. Sleeve Length

This measurement it is hard to take alone. It is best that you get help with this measurement. Place your arm on your stomach, your elbow should be bent at a 90-degree angle. Place tape measure at the mid point of the back of your neck, measure down to the shoulder joint, then down your arm to the elbow, around your elbow and down to your wrist, or the point where you want the sleeve to end.

4. Shirt Length

Place tape measure on the front at the top of your shoulder, close to your shoulder joint, and measure down to where you would want your shirt to end.

5. Wrist

Place tape measure around your wrist without holding it too tight or too loose. Try to get the exact circumference of your wrist. We will adjust this measurement for comfort.