How To Measure for Your Tuxedo or Suit

Tuxedos & Suits are sized according to several key body measurements.

Suit Jacket LengthHeight
SHORT (S)5' 4" to 5' 7"
REGULAR (R)5' 7 ½" to 5' 11"
LONG (L)5' 11 ½" to 6' 2 ½"
X-LONG (XL)6' 3" and up

Helpful Hints

  • Suit and tuxedo jacket sizes are given with one number and one descriptive word (for example, 38 Short, 40 Regular, 42 Long). The number refers to your chest measurement and the descriptive word refers to the length of the jacket.
  • Tall suits are classified as X-Long (6' 3" and up).
  • Big suits are classified as 48 U.S. chest size and up.
  • Suit and tuxedo pants are sized by waist measurement and have a 37 ½" inseam that can be hemmed locally to the proper length.

If you are unsure about which size to order, please contact a Dessy Stylist.