Measuring yourself for a leather jacket is important to ensure a proper fit. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you measure for a leather jacket:

What You’ll Need:

1. Measuring Tape: Get a soft, flexible measuring tape for accurate measurements.

Measurements to Take:

1. Chest/Bust:

  • Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest or bust.
  • Make sure the tape is snug but not tight, and parallel to the ground.

2. Waist:

  • Measure around your natural waistline, which is usually the narrowest part of your torso.
  • Keep the tape comfortably snug.

3. Hips:

  • Measure around the fullest part of your hips and buttocks.
  • Ensure the tape is parallel to the ground.

4. Shoulder Width:

  • Measure from the edge of one shoulder to the other, across your upper back.
  • Keep the tape flat and level.

5. Sleeve Length:

  • Start at the top of your shoulder and measure down to your wrist.
  • Bend your arm slightly to find the natural endpoint of the sleeve.

6. Jacket Length:

  • Measure from the base of your neck down to where you want the jacket to end.
  • For a standard fit, the jacket should ideally reach the top of your hips.

7. Bicep Circumference (Optional):

Measure the circumference of your bicep at its widest point.


  • Wear Light Clothing: When measuring, wear lightweight clothing or just undergarments to get accurate measurements.
  • Take Help if Needed: If possible, ask a friend for assistance to ensure accuracy, especially for shoulder width and sleeve length.
  • Consider Style: If you plan to wear thick layers underneath your jacket, add a bit of extra room to your measurements for a comfortable fit.
  • Check Sizing Charts: Different brands may have slightly different sizing charts. Check the sizing information provided by the specific brand you’re interested in.

Remember, it’s essential to refer to the brand’s specific sizing chart for the most accurate fit. When in doubt, reach out to the brand’s customer service for guidance.