How to Measure for Tuxedo Vests

By Sue Scheele

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Tuxedo vests are adjustable at the waist and neck areas, so you don't have to worry about the measurements being perfect. Make sure your tuxedo vest fits with tips from a professional designer in this video on wedding attire.

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Hi, I'm Sue Scheele, owner of Classy Concepts Design serving two locations in Mansfield and Round Rock, Texas, and today we're talking about how to measure for a tuxedo vest. Your vest is going to be adjustable at the neck and at the waist area. So you don't have to worry about your measurements for your vest being right on, because they will be adjustable. Typically, most tuxedo vests are given on a small, medium, large, extra large basis. Your chest and over arm measurement that's taken for your tuxedo jacket may affect the girth or the size of the vest. But typically, it's going to be on a small, medium, large basis or you can adjust the neck and waist by an area of the vest. Whether it's a full back or not full back vest, the fitting is really going to be variated with those adjustable features. So you really don't have to worry too much about the size and the measurement being right on. And keep in mind for little kids as well, children sizes are just the same as the men size. They'll be measured on the same basis and they'll have children sizes for vest that can be ordered in the same colors and same style, same fabric as the men's adult size. I'm Sue Scheele, owner of Classy Concepts Design giving tips on how to measure for a tuxedo vest.

About the Expert

Sue Scheele is the designer and owner of Classy Concepts Design, a privately owned business and leader in the bridal/formal wear and window covering industries. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in design from Oklahoma State University and began Classy Concepts in January of 1998. Combining everything she has learned from her past work experiences and her college education, Scheele brought Classy Concepts Design to the Austin, Texas area and opened a second location in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, area in the fall of 2009.

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