Measuring for Men

Measure preferably in centimeters (the small number on your measuring tape), do not mathematically convert inches into centimeters. If your tape has only inches, use those. Please do not mix the two types of units.

Measurements for dresses and bodices must be taken over period correct underpinnings. A corset is necessary when measuring for a ball gown or other low bodiced dress and should also be worn in measuring for any other bodice if you’re planning to wear this with a corset.

Get a friend to help you if possible. Some of these measurements are virtually impossible to do on your own.

Use the form below to record your measurements and email them to Kay. If you prefer to send your measurements by “snail mail”, click here for the printer friendly version of the form.

Each measurement description on the form below has a clickable link with instructions and photographs to help you as you measure. You might find it easier to print out the full mens’ measuring instructions brochure first and read through them.

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Please measure in centimeters for better accuracy if you can, unless your measuring tape only has inches on it!

Each measurement below has a clickable link with instructions and photographs to help you as you measure.

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Paypal payment:

If you prefer to pay using the PayPal service, please include the measurements in the message box provided there or the email address supplied in the form above. If the email address for the PayPal account is different from your usual email address, please let me know! Please make payments to

Check Payment:

If you prefer to pay by check, please mail checks and measurements to: Originals by Kay 721 East Wayne Street Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802


Most items ordered from Originals by Kay are returnable for full or partial refund or store credit. The amount of the refund depends on the timely return of the items and their condition upon arrival here. Shipping cannot be refunded. Check refunds can only be made once your check has cleared my bank (usually 2 weeks after receipt). If you have paid for your item through PayPal and if you require a refund (not a store credit), I will retain 4% of the payment to cover the fees I am charged by Paypal.