By keeping some basic guidelines in mind, you can learn how to measure a football jersey. Be aware that typical football jerseys run big in the shoulders and chest, and are smaller around the waist and stomach.
- Use a tape measure to determine the total distance around your chest. While you can do this yourself, you will most likely get a more accurate number if you ask a friend, family member, or salesperson to help you out with this. Record the number that you obtained. For best results, do another measurement to ensure accuracy.
- Use a tape measure to determine the total distance from the top of your shoulders to your waist down your chest and stomach. Repeat the measurement but this time measure the total distance from the top of your shoulders to your waist down your back. As with measuring your chest, for accuracy ask a friend, family member, or salesperson for help. Repeat both measurements in order to achieve optimal results.
- Consult with a salesperson or football coach to help determine from your measurements what size jersey would fit you best. Try on a variety of different jersey sizes around the size they recommend in order to achieve optimal results. Be aware that companies will vary in their sizing, so you may have to be flexible with different sizing options. Enjoy the jersey! A properly sized jersey will look best on your body, and should fit comfortably without feeling too tight. Your friends will be asking where you found the jersey.