Academic suggests two methods of measuring a gown, and these measurement instructions will cover both methods.
Method One: Fast-Track Measuring (preferred for Choir Robes)
First, Determine the robe size. Start by using this chart:
After that, we find that weight can play a role if someone tends to be under or over "normal" weight for their height. If you have a question, please call and ask what size you should enter, or include an approximate weight notation on your order form so we can make a determination here in the office.
Next, determine the length of the robe, based on your height (with your normal singing shoes on), and how far above the floor you want the robe to hang (9 inches or 6 inches).
If you need to measure, your tape measure should be placed on a wall with the zero at the floor and the 60 at the top, and then taped in place. The person being measured should stand with their back to the tape measure. You can see the actual robe length by looking at the number at the base of the neck, and then 9 inches (or 6 inches for the optional longer robes) are deducted to account for where the robe will end. When done, you should get about the same results as what you find on the chart below (which is why we suggest you just use the chart).
Use this chart to obtain a general answer without the need for measuring.
To size your robe pick a robe size as well as a length. For example, M52 is a Medium size robe for either a man suit size 36 - 40 or a woman dress size 16 - 18 and a height of 5'8" or 5'9".
Please print your list so that the sizes read as follows: John Doe L54 Jane Doe S48 Please do not put any symbol between the size and the length and do not leave any space. Please put each in a separate column. Thank you. When emailing us your measurement list, please put the list in a Microsoft Excel (or similar, like Google Sheets) format, and not PDF.
Children's Choir Robes are measured differently. Kids require three measurements: 1) Tip of shoulder to tip of shoulder, 2) Tip of shoulder to end of arm (wrist); 3) Nape of neck to floor. If a child is particularly under or over a relatively normal weight range, please let us know so we can make adjustments for best comfort.
You may sometimes have a need to know the sleeve length. Here is a general chart to showing the relationship of height to sleeve length.
Need to contact us? You can call us toll free at (800) 626-5000 in the US, or locally (or internationally with the appropriate country code) at (818) 886-8697. We cannot accept orders on the phone. You can fax us your order at (818) 886-8743, or mail your orders to 8944 Mason Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311, USA. In-person visits can also be arranged by appointment.