How to Measure for Tuxedo Vests

Tuxedo Vest
Tuxedo Vest (Image: © Rosamund Parkinson -

When a formal event is approaching and a tuxedo is a must, it is very important to take the time to measure properly and accurately for a good fit. If a tuxedo does not fit properly, the entire formal look can be ruined. Learn how to measure for tuxedo vests to ensure a proper fit, so that when you step out in style, you look as smashing as you feel.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Assistant

Wear a simple cotton T-shirt while measuring.

Stand comfortably with arms folded in at the elbows and hands meeting at your chest.

Slide the tape measure up under the armpits and straight across the back at the shoulder blades. Wrap the tape measure loosely around the entire chest. The tape measure should be able to be moved up and down the chest easily. Slide one finger between the tape measure and the chest.

Note the measurement and write it down.

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