Every kilt maker has their own method for taking the measurements required to produce a custom made kilt. Decide where you’d like to wear your kilt. Using a measuring tape, wrap it around your waist where you’d like the top of your kilt to sit. This measurement is usually 2″ larger than the size of your pants. You can also wear your kilt lower, closer to the hips like your jeans or shorts. You might consider giving yourself an extra inch, or so, for comfort. Take your waist measurement (in actual inches) and see where it falls in our size grid below.
If you like a very traditional look then you’ll want to have your kilt at the top of your knee. While kneeling, measure from the top of your waist (where you'd wear your kilt) to the floor. If you’re not one for rules and like your kilt to ride low on your hips then you might like to have it at the bottom of your knee. Some say your kilt should just brush against the ground when you are kneeling. Of course personal preference is the rule! Have it YOUR way.
Height 5' 6" to 5' 7" = 22" to 22.5" kilt length
Height 5' 8 to 5' 9" = 23" to 23.5" kilt length
Height 5' 10" to 5' 11" = 24" to 24.5" kilt length
Height 6' to 6' 2" = 24.5" to 25.5" kilt length
Height 6' 3" to 6" 4" = 26" to 26.5" kilt length
Height 6' 5" to 6' 7" = 27" to 27.5" kilt length .
( Distance between Waist and Hip) The kilt maker might also have additional measurements to finesse the custom fit. Run the tape from where you measured your waist to where you measured your hip. The pleats will be sewn down along the fell, which is part of what gives a kilt it’s unique swish and swing when you move.
Measure loosely around the widest part of your hip. How do you know where the widest part is? Stand with your back to a wall and slowly back up. The bit that touches the wall first is where you want your Trusty Assistant to measure.
make sure the tape is at level and not bent or at an angel note down the neck size. By wrapping the measuring tape around the neck, put about one inch above from shoulders. This may also coincide with the bottom of your Adam's apple. put a finger between the tape and your neck so it do not feels tight or loose.
To measure the shoulder width Measure from one shoulder edge to the other from the back .These points are where the shoulder meets the arm. Run the measuring tape from one point to the other shoulder from above the shoulders about an inch below the neck.
Measure around the widest part of your chest, place the tape close under the arms and make sure the tape is level flat across the front and back. while in relax position note down the chest measurement and you are good to go
To measure waist size for the jacket wrap the tape around the widest part of your stomach, this is usually across belly-button. Do not breathe in or out, keeping yourself normal & relax take waist measurement.
To measure Sleeve length put one end of the measuring tape at upper shoulder edge where shoulder meets the arm, run the tape along outside of your arm down to the wrist. make sure that arm is bent to ensure the proper movement
Back length is the measurement from the base of center Back Neck Point or cervical to the natural waistline level across belly button.