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Measurement Guide

  • Shoes
  • Bags & Luggage
  • Eyewear
  • Watches
  • Clothing
  • Accessories & Hosiery
  • Bed & Bath
  • Belts
  • Cookware
  • Earrings & Cufflinks
  • Hair Accessories
  • Ties & Scarves
  • Sporting Goods
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    Shoes

    Heel Height and Platform Height

    heel height

    A - Heel Height - The heel height is measured at the outsole from the breast of the heel to the sole.

    B - Platform Height - The platform height is measured at the outsole from the foot bed to the sole.

        
    hidden height

    A - Hidden Platform Height - Hidden platforms are shoes with material wrapped over platform bed, making it appear as if the shoe is one entire piece of material. Platform heights should be measured where the foot rests in the bed to the sole of the shoe.

    Boots

    boots

    A - Circumference - The measurement around the shaft of the boot at the largest part of the calf.

    B - Shaft - The height of the shaft measured from the middle of the arch up the outsole of the boot to the top of the boot shaft in inches.

    Roller Blades

    blades

    A - Frame Length - Measurement from the front tip of wheel frame to the back (this may include brakes on in-line skates).

    B - Wheel Distance - Measured from the center of one wheel to the center of the next wheel.

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    Bags & Luggage

    Width and Straps

    bag width

    Width - This is the measurement of the width of the item. There are three measurements associated with widths: bottom/ middle/top. Unless the handbag has a consistent width from bottom to top, all three widths are recorded.

    A - Top

    B - Middle

    C - Bottom

        
    straps

    A - Shoulder Straps - Considered 7” or more and are carried on the shoulder.

    B - Shoulder Drop - Measurement of the strap(s), handle, or accessory strap(s). Drops are measured from top of the bag (at the center) to the peak of the strap(s), handle, or accessory strap(s).

    C - Height - Measurement of how tall the bag stands from the bottom surface to the top of the bag (this does not include the top of the straps or handles).

    Handles

    drop

    A - Handles - Considered less than 6 3/4” and are typically carried in the hand.

        
    extended handles

    A - Extended Pull-Handles (found on Luggage) - Measured when the pull handle is fully extended, from the base of the handle grip to the top of the bag.

    Depth

    depth

    A - Depth - Measurement of how deep the bag is from the front panel to the back panel.

    B - Extended Depth - Extended depth is used for bags that can extend beyond regular depth. Typical styles with extended measurements are backpacks and luggage that unzip to allow for more storage space.

    Cross-body Styles

    cross body

    A - Cross-body Styles - Straps 20” or larger and are worn in a cross-body or messenger fashion.

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    Eyewear

    front eyewear

    A - Lens Width & Height - Measurement of the width and the height of the lens glass, not including the frame.

    B - Frame Width - The total frame width from one hinge to the other.

    C - Bridge Width - The width of the space between the frame that rests on the nose.

        
    side eyewear

    A - Temple Length - Measured from the arm (at the temple) to the end of the ear wrap/stem.

     

     

     

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    Watches

    A - Band Length/Circumference (millimeters): Measurement of the band from tip to tip. If it is a one piece band, measure the inside of the watch band circumference.

    B - Band Width - The width of the band.

     

     

        

    band

    A - Case Height (millimeters): Diameter/length of the face from top to bottom.

    B - Case Width (millimeters): Diameter across the face of the watch from side to side, not including stem(s).

    C - Case Depth (millimeters): The thickness of the watch measuring from the surface of the glass to the base of the watch.

     

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    Clothing

    Dresses

    dress

    A - Dress and Torso Lengths - All women's dresses/tops/nightgowns/chemises/robes are measured from the neckline to the bottom hem.

        
    torso length

    A - Dress and Torso Lengths - All women's dresses/tops/nightgowns/chemises/robes are measured from the neckline to the bottom hem.

    Pants

    pants

    A - Front Rise - Measurement from the top of the waistband to the crotch at the front of the pants.

    B - Inseam - Measurement of the leg length from center of the crotch to bottom hem of pant leg.

    C - Leg Opening - Diameter of the leg opening (at the bottom of pant leg) measured across when laid flat. Multiply this number by 2 for the final measurement.

    D - Back Rise - Measurement from the top of the waist band to the crotch on the rear of the pants.

    E - Outseam - Measurement of the leg length from the top of the waist band at the hip to the bottom hem of the pant leg.

    Men's Button Down Styles

    chest measurement

    A - Chest - Measurement across the chest, from arm pit to arm pit when laid flat, multiplied by 2 for the final measurement.

    Sleeves

    sleeve

    A - Sleeve Length - Measurement of the sleeve for men’s long sleeve shirts only. Length is measured from the base of the neck (middle of shoulders) across the shoulder and down the arm to the bottom of the cuff.

    Body Suits

    body suit
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    A - Front Rise

    B - Leg Opening

    C - Outseam

    D - Back Rise

    E - Inseam

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    Accessories & Hosiery

    hat

    A - Circumference - The circumference of the product in inches.

    B - Width & Length - The width and length of the product in inches.

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    Bed & Bath

    sheet depth

    A - Sheet Depth - The height of a sheet from the elastic band to the top of the mattress.

        

    thread

    A - Thread Count - The number of threads per square inch of material.

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    Belts

    belts

    A - Width - The width of the product in inches.

    B - Length - Length of product in inches.

    C - Band Width - The width of the belt in inches.

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    Cookware

    pot

    A - Diameter - Measuring from one end of the rim to the opposite end of the rim.

    B - Depth - The side/height of the item from bottom to top.

    C - First Handle Length - The length from its attachment point to the end of the handle.

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    Earrings & Cufflinks

    earrings

    A - Width - Width of earring in inches. For cufflinks, measurements are in mm.

    B - Height - Height of earring in inches. For cufflinks, measurements are in mm.

     

    drop

    A - Drop If the jewel hangs, distance from the post (in inches).

     

    circ

    A - Circumference - Circumference of earring.

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    Hair Accessories

    clip

    A - Width - Width of the item at its widest point in inches.

    B - Length - Length of the item in inches.

    band circ

    A - Band Width - The width of the band in inches.

        

    circ

    A - Circumference - Circumference of the hair accessory.

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    Ties & Scarves

    ties

    A - Width - The width of the product in inches.

    Length - Length of the product in inches.

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    Sporting Goods

    Snowboards

    snowboard front

    A - Running Length: The length of board that is actually in contact with the snow.

    B - Waist Width (inches): The width of the snowboard at its most narrow point.

        

    A - Effective Edge (BURTON brand only): The length of edge between the nose and tail of the board that is in contact with the snow (measured along the curved edge rather than in a straight line).

    B - Ref Stance Width: The range of stances available on a particular snowboard.

    Skateboards

    A - Board width (inches): Width of the board from side to side.

    B - Board length (inches): Length of the board from front to back.

    C - Distance between wheels widthwise (inches): The distance between the front two wheels (inside to inside).

    D - Distance between wheels lengthwise (inches): The distance between the front and back wheels.

    A - Height off ground (inches): Height from the bottom of the wheel to the top of the board.

    B - Wheel Diameter (millimeters): Diameter of the wheel.

        

    A - Wheel Depth (millimeters): Depth of the wheel. Use calipers when measuring wheel depth.

     

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