(For CUSTOM robe measuring information, please see Robe FAQ- measuring)
Save yourself time and hassle by ordering the correct sizes. You will have correctly fitting garments if you provide ACCURATE measurements. Please don't "pad" them to make sure it is big enough.
The key measurements you need to for determining size are:
1) Total height with the shoes on you would wear in the garment
2) Chest measurement- This should be at the fullest part of the chest
3) Sleeve measurement (corresponds to a man's shirt sleeve size) Qwick-Ship CHOIR ROBES and BAPTISMAL GOWNS do not need a sleeve measurement, but all other Qwick Ship garments DO. This is the classic tailoring measurement which can be a little tricky if you are unfamiliar. Please see the diagram (left) as a reference. If you know your exact shirt sleeve length, you may use this size, however today many shirts are tailored to a 34"-35" length, which is not adequate for OUR sizing. To measure sleeve length, bend the arm at the elbow and hold arm out in front, parallel to the floor as if looking at a watch. Then, measure from the center back of the neck at the base of the neck, over the top of the shoulder, around the bent elbow, and down to the wristbone. Record this measurement, rounding up to the nearest full inch. Do not round down.
4) Extra for LADIES' DRESSES, SKIRTS, CASSOCKS: Hip at the largest point
5) Extra for SHIRTS, SHIRTFRONTS: Neck measurement- Wrap a tape measure around the base of the neck allowing enough room for comfortable singing, preaching, or normal head and neck movement. This measurement should correspond to a shirt collar size, (for example 15, or 16). Round this measurement up to the nearest half inch. Do not round down.
6) Extra for CINCTURES: Waist over clothes measurement- Wrap a tape measure around the fullest part of the stomach over the clothing & belt which will be worn under the cassock.