Thinking of buying a raincoat? They definitely make great jackets for many different reasons. However, before you go ahead and buy one, make sure you’ve taken your measurements. Here we show you how to measure yourself correctly.
Measuring your arm length is one of the most important steps you need to complete to get the right size trench coat for you. To get any measurement, you need to find a smooth tape measure. Using a regular tape measure won’t help because it doesn’t fit the contours of your body, which can lead to incorrect measurements.
With the help of a second person, measure your arm as it hangs at the side of your body. Place the end of the tape measure at the bottom of your neck, in the middle, right where your neck meets your back. Swing the tape measure down the side of your arm and measure up to the back of the hand at the knuckles or the back of the hand.
Write down that measurement
The next measurement you need for your trench coat is your overall chest size. You can take this measurement by simply measuring completely around your joke. Again, complete this step with the help of another.
Make a note of this measurement as well.
Finally, the last measurement you will have to take for your trench coat is your overall waist size. This is something you can do on your own if you don’t have someone else to do it for you. Just take the soft tape measure and measure around your waist where you wear your belt.
Write this final measurement and that’s it.
You now have all the measurements you need to purchase the correct size trench coat when shopping online or at your local motorcycle store.
Remember, it is important that you get the correct size measurements for your trench coat before making your purchase because it will simply save you money in the long run. How will it save you money? If you buy the wrong size the first time you make a purchase, you may have to pay the shipping costs in order to ship the trench coat for a new one. Obviously this is something you want to avoid.
One thing to keep in mind is that you may need to add something to your measurements as well. Often times, retailers will require you to do this to make room for clothing underneath.