A well-fitted Pipe Band Doublet is essential for a polished and cohesive appearance in a pipe band ensemble. Whether you are a piper or a drummer, follow this comprehensive guide to obtain accurate measurements for your Pipe Band Doublet, ensuring comfort and a sharp presentation.
- Wear Appropriate Attire: Wear a shirt similar to what you plan to wear under the Doublet and stand in a relaxed posture.
- Use a Cloth Measuring Tape: For accurate measurements, use a flexible cloth measuring tape. Make sure it is snug but not tight for precise results.
- Assistance: It’s recommended to have a friend assist you with the measurements for better accuracy.
Doublet Measurement Guide
Measure around the fullest part of your chest, just under your armpits. Ensure the tape is snug but not tight.
Measure around the narrowest part of your waist, typically just above the belly button.
Measure from the tip of one shoulder to the other, across your upper back.
Measure from the base of your neck down to the point where you want the Doublet to end. For a traditional look, it usually ends at the hip.
Extend your arm and measure from the top of your shoulder down to the base of your thumb.
Measure around the fullest part of your bicep.
Measure around your wrist where the sleeve would end.
Measure around the base of your neck where the collar of the Doublet will sit.
Front Opening Width
Measure the width of the front opening of the Doublet, from one side to the other.
Waist to Hip
Measure from the narrowest part of your waist down to your hip.
Specify the preferred placement of buttons on the Doublet, considering your band’s uniform standards.
Indicate any specific design preferences, such as the type of epaulets, trim, or other embellishments.
Always provide accurate measurements to Kilt and Jacks, Inc to ensure a precise and comfortable fit for your Pipe Band Doublet. A well-fitted Doublet not only enhances the visual appeal but also contributes to the overall confidence and performance of the band members.