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How to measure mens suit jacket

If you haven't bought a suit before, it is important to know what size you need. Men suits come in chest sizes with either a Regular, Long or Short to denote the length of suit you need to get. The first thing you need to do on how to measure a mens suit jacket is to have someone measure your size a couple of ways. They need to measure you around your chest and back. That has to be done around the middle of your chest. That will give you the chest size of the jacket. The next thing is to measure your length. That will require having someone take the tape measure and start at the center of your back and measure to your wrist with your arms extended out. That is how you figure out if you are a Regular, Long or Short. Generally speaking if you are5'8" to 5'11", you will need a Regular. If you are 6' feet even up to 6'4", you will need a long. If you are under 5'7", you will need a short.