You thought picking out the wedding dress was the hard part! Just wait until it comes time to order a suit for the groom. The most important part of the process is to make sure you record the correct measurements. If you can’t make it to a tailor (FYI, they usually charge a small fee of $5-15), here’s how to take the measurements yourself.
Measure for the Suit Jacket. Start at the widest part of your torso (the area just beneath your arms and across the chest). Just don’t suck in when you measure — you want the jacket to be fitted, but not too tight.
Next, determine your height. This measurement (plus, the one across your torso) will help you figure out if you need a suit that’s short, medium or long.
Measure your waist to know your pant size. Your actual waist is where your belly button sits, so use that as a starting point when you measure around your torso. Again, not too tight!
Next up, do the inseams. For this, you may need someone else to help. Stand with your legs apart and measure from the crotch to the bottom of your shoe (this is so your pants don’t drag on the ground).
Measure your hips. You’ll need to wrap the tape around the widest part of your buttocks to get this right.
Last, but not least, don’t forget the sleeve length. For this, you should start at the seam of your shoulder and measure to about two inches below your wrist. That’s it!