Pipe Band Doublet Measuring Guide

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.

General Instructions

  • 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

Chest Measurement

Measure around the fullest part of your chest, just under your armpits. Ensure the tape is snug but not tight.

Waist Measurement

Measure around the narrowest part of your waist, typically just above the belly button.

Shoulder Width

Measure from the tip of one shoulder to the other, across your upper back.

Back Length

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.

Sleeve Length

Extend your arm and measure from the top of your shoulder down to the base of your thumb.

Bicep Circumference

Measure around the fullest part of your bicep.

Wrist Circumference

Measure around your wrist where the sleeve would end.

Collar Size

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.

Button Placement

Specify the preferred placement of buttons on the Doublet, considering your band’s uniform standards.

Design Preferences

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.