Hazardous Custom Fitment Guide Walk Through
Alright ladies and gentlemen, we have done images, pictures, videos, pdfs, word docs, and we still get a lot of questions about the fitment guide, so here's a fun walk through to tell you, step by step, how to have your measurements taken for your new race suit! Please make sure you read the entire tutorial! There's some very important facts about our measurements and self checks in our fitment that help you rest assured you did this process correctly at the end!
First things first, you need ANOTHER person! Someone who can follow the form, doesn't mind getting up close and personal, and can use a measuring tape in CM... And write the measurements down.
Second thing you need is your tools for the job.
Painter's tape is easiest to use, a pen, a measuring tape in CM, these can be found in Wal-Mart near the sewing machines for about a dollar for the 152cm model, and this one is about 200cm, easier to use with longer measurements, but costs a little more... about 3 dollars.
You want to put on your under suit, and grab your armor that you want the suit to be tailored around.
Special note about your aftermarket armor.
As you may or may not know, Hazardous Racing comes with a full layout of Chest, Back, Shoulders, and Elbows to wrist, Hips, and Knee to shin armor. Typically people who have their own armor from another brand like Impact SafeT armor, etc., and want that to be their MAIN armor in their suit, use our design sheet to specify that we leave our back and/or chest armor out. Otherwise you will have to have your armor, PLUS our armor, for your suit to sit and fit correctly.
Another note about armor, ours is about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch thick in places. What a lot of people like to opt for is if they have a slim fit armor, to NOT measure with it, only to their under suit, and when their suit arrives, they can make the call on site to pull and replace as they want or desire. Here are some examples of our arm and legs armor.
Alright! So you have your aftermarket armor or don’t, you have your tape, your pen, your measurements sheet, and a helper.
Now go get changed into your under suit, and hand everything to your helper, and let's get down to business!
Step 1 of your measurements
Mark your waistline, for an accurate fitment, we have chosen a continuos tape laterally around your belly button, as in the image on the measurements sheet.
Go ahead and stick your finger in your belly button, then unravel a few feet of tape, and you want to wrap that around your body horizontally level with the floor, 360* around your body.
You also want to mark with tape around the widest part of your hips, typically where your bum protrudes the most on your backside.
This is so when you do future measurements, you are always coming back to the same place.
Now that you have your tape on, LEAVE IT! We'll use it going forward in several of the measurements as a location to measure to and from. (Beware if you tape over a tee shirt or shorts, that the tape can leave its original placement, so be ware that if it has moved, you need to move it back)
At this point you are ready to begin. You have your tools for the job, you're in your under suit gear, you understand the deviation of measurements, you have your waistline and knee marked, and the rest of this gets pretty easy. takes us here at the shop about 15 minutes to run through, but since we've done quite a few, take your time, you want to get this right.
Contact us at this point if there's something you don't understand about the process.
Now let's get into the measuring.
1. Neck, Simply measure around the neck
2. Neck to Shoulder. Simply measure from where the neck meets the shoulder, to the edge of your shoulder
3. Chest Across. Pit to pit front across
4. Chest Around. Measure the chest around.
5. High Waist Around. About 8cm above your naval, around, be sure and take a breath!
6. Waist Around. Simply follow your tape around! Write down the measure.
7. Hip around. Here you want to find the widest part of your hips, where your buttocks stick out the most in the back, wrap the tape around the front horizontally, take your measurement.
8. Thigh Circumference. Take this measurement at the top of the thigh, as pictured, 10cm below your crotch, muscle flexed.
9. LowerThigh Circumference. Take this measurement at the bottom of the thigh, as pictured, muscle flexed.
10. Knee Circumference. Take this measurement at the middle of the knee, as pictured,.
11. Calf. Find the widest part of the calf muscle, measure around, as pictured muscle flexed.
12. Ankle Circumference. Take this measurement at the ankle, just above the ankle bone, as pictured
13. Neck to waist front. Measure from where your neck meets your clavicles, straight down to your taped off waistline.
14. Neck to waist front/side. Measure from where your neck meets your shoulder, straight down to your taped off waistline
15. Neck to waist back/side. Measure from where your neck meets your shoulder, straight down to your taped off waistline.
16. Neck to waist back. Measure from where your neck meets your spine, straight down to your taped off waistline
17. Shoulder to Shoulder High. Just as it says, you want to go from Shoulder joint to shoulder joint, riding high across your back's contour, like pictured
18. Back side Pit to Pit. Measure on the backside from arm pit to arm pit
19. Bicep Circumference. Measure around a FLEXED bicep
20. Elbow Circumference. Measure around a bent elbow
21. Forearm Circumference. Measure around a FLEXED forearm
22. Wrist Circumference. Measure around the wrist, just in front of the wrist bone, between the wrist bone and the back of your hand.
23. Waist to Back of Knee. Measure from waistline marking to back center of knee
24. Waist to Ankle. Pretty Simple, measure from the tape to just above the ankle bone.
25. Waist to Floor. Pretty Simple, measure from the tape to the floor.
26. Neck to Ankle. This measurement is a vertical from the same spot you have been using for your neck (where it meets the shoulder) then down your backside, all the way to your ankle bone. If you opted for the shorter tape here, you may have to walk the tape down and do a little math.
27. Back Waist to Front waist (OVER). Measure from the waist back, OVER the shoulder across the neck from the same side of the neck, to the tape that you have wrapped around you for your waist, just like the image.
28. Neck to waist back. Measure from where your clavicle's meet at the bottom of your neck, to the tape that you have wrapped around you (at your back waist), just like the image.
29. Back Waist to Front waist (UNDER). Measure from the waist back, under your crotch, SNUG , to the tape that you have wrapped around you for your waist
30. Spine to Wrist. Measure from the center of your spine, to the wrist bone, the best way to do this is with your arm in an "L" shape as described in image.
31. Elbow to wrist (outside). Bend your arm in an L shape, and measure from that point on your elbow to in front of the wrist bone, between the wrist bone and the back of your hand.
32. Pit to Waist. Measure from your arm pit to your waistline tape
33. Waist to hip. Measure the distance between your waistline and hip line.
34. Shoulder to Elbow. Measure from the edge of your shoulder, to the tip of your elbow, the best way to do this is with your arm in an "L" shape.
35. Elbow to wrist. Keep your arm bent in an L shape, and measure from that point on your elbow to in front of the wrist bone, between the wrist bone and the back of your hand.
36. Waistline to Seat. Sit on a hard surface, measure from waistline to place where rear touches seat.
37. Crotch to ankle. From place where the leg meets the torso (do not add room for private area) to the ankle bone.
38. Waist to knee (on bent knee). Measure from waistline measurement to floor
**** Jacket/2 Piece Suits, you get to choose the length of your jackets. Most people typically do this by putting jeans on and measuring from the FRONT of your neck to your lower "fashion" waist. I typically throw on a pair of blue jeans and measure from the front of my neck (between clavicles) to the middle of my belt. Simply add this measurement to your order. Now that you have completed your measurement sheet please fill ou the design form under the custom fitment tab on our website. Please send a copy or snap a picture of your completed forms and send them to email@example.com
Don't hesitate to contact us directly with ANY and ALL questions
We can't wait to make you your favorite suit!