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Pit to Pit measurements

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by zebedee, Jan 12, 2019 at 2:28 PM.

  1. zebedee

    zebedee Practically Family

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    Where are these from, and to where? Is it this seam to the corresponding one?

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  2. Carlos840

    Carlos840 One Too Many

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    Nope, ignore the seams, zip the jacket up, put it flat on its back, pull it as wide as you can without stretching and measure from one edge to the other, just below the armpit seam. Make sure you use a fabric tape.

    Imagine you are pressing a cardboard cylinder flat and measuring the result edge to edge.
    Side panel seams have no relevance in this measurement.
     
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  3. zebedee

    zebedee Practically Family

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    Like this? This would be 21-21.5 inches if I haven't got it wrong... I'll do it again, but am I getting the placing correct?


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  4. Carlos840

    Carlos840 One Too Many

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    Yep, make sure you include the side panels, just make sure it is as flat and as wide as it can go.
     
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  5. zebedee

    zebedee Practically Family

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    Cool- thanks. I think I've under-measured by an inch in the classifieds on the pit to pits.
     
  6. Carlos840

    Carlos840 One Too Many

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    No worries, i love me some correct measurements, nothing more frustrating than receiving a jacket that doesn't match given measurements.
    It's also useful to give bottom hem measurement, measure the same way, ignore the side seams, pull the jacket as wide as it goes and measure from side to side. If there are side buckles etc make sure you measure from the inside to inside as they can add a lot of width.
     
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  7. zebedee

    zebedee Practically Family

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    Yeah, the LHB is something like 21.5 and the SB is 22.5. Cheers.
     

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