• Handy Measuring Kit - The Emperor's Old Clothes

    Handy Measuring Kit


    Emperor’s tape measure (1.5m in length)
    Handy measurement card
    Measurement diagram
    Size chart for our different garment styles

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    Our Handy Measuring Kit is to perfect place to start when you want to get designing your own wardrobe with us. It’s also useful for when you want to shop our ready to wear collection but aren’t sure what size you are.

    Each Emperor’s Measuring Kit contains:

    – Emperor’s tape measure (1.5m in length)
    – Handy measurement card to record your own body measurements
    – Measurement diagram
    – A size chart for our different garment styles

    We’ll also email you a link to our online ‘How to take your body measurements’ Guide which take you through the quick and easy steps.

    Do you know how to take your body measurements?

    We’ve been at this handmade clothing game for quite a while now and time and again customers have the same dilemma: they are a different size in every place they shop. Are you a size 8 in one shop and a size 12 in another? It’s a minefield.

    This is where the beauty of tailoring comes in. With our ‘Design your own’ service you get to pick from our garment designs, our gallery of fabric and have clothing made to your measurements that fit like a glove.

    Love the idea but unconfident about having to take and send us your measurements? No problem!

    Check out our online ‘How to take your body measurements’ Guide and use your Emperor’s tape measure and handy measurement cards to record your measurements and get designing with us.

    All our clothing and accessories are hand-tailored from scratch in our Brighton studio. Every item is completely unique and created using mainly vintage and end-of-roll fabrics.

    Shipping & Returns:
    – Shipped within 1-3 business days
    – Sent via 1st Class Signed For domestic mail / Standard Airmail

    For more information read our Returns Policy before placing your order.

    If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    We hope you enjoy your one-of-a-kind item as much as we enjoyed creating it!

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    55 out of 5 stars (based on 5 reviews)
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    In Love

    7 November 2019

    I received my design-your-own pencil skirt about a week ago, and I am in love. It fits perfectly, the design is flawless and the ordering process was so simple. (The skirt is royal blue wool, warm and cozy and CUTE!) I found started following TEOC Instagram 6 months to a year ago, and waited so long contemplating what to get. Finally made a purchase and now I’m already ordering a pair of trousers. Cecily and the crew are amazing people. I have so much respect for their mission, and I’m excited to help support.


    Absolutely Gorgeous!

    6 April 2019

    I stumbled upon TEOC Instagram account and happened to see the most gorgeous fabric, I was instantly in love and needed to have something made. The process could not have been simpler and my skirt got to me in no time (and fits PERFECTLY). I can’t wait to wear it once it gets nicer out!



    21 March 2019

    I just received my design your own two piece today and I am in LOVE. This is the third piece I’ve bought from Emperor’s and let me tell you this, the standard is unbelievable. I have never owned anything that fit me so well before. I am definitely an Emperor’s convert for life! If you’re still contemplating buying something, JUST DO IT. Not only will you be supporting an incredible company that clearly put so much thought and heart into their work and have an amazing ethos to be more sustainable and more inclusive, you also just DESERVE clothes that fit you this well and are of this quality. Do it, you won’t regret it.

    Michelle Mathews

    Lovely custom two piece

    21 March 2019

    I received my custom two piece (crop top and shorts) in the post yesterday. It’s absolutely lovely, I’m so pleased with it. The fit and quality is lovely. I’m excited for the weather to get warmer so I can wear it outside!


    ‘It’s a no brainer...’

    28 January 2019

    ‘It’s a no brainer’ refers to my friend’s reaction when I was deciding whether or not to buy one of Cecily’s coats – he was right and I walked out of the shop in it…. I was back there 3 days later to collect my design your own culottes (my second pair so I now have summer and winter covered) and a skirt that Cecily made from some beautiful Harris Tweed that I picked up on holiday. Both items are fantastic. The skirt needed a slight tweak when I went for my fitting and is now perfect. Cecily and her team are really helpful and talented. I’d really recommend The Emperor’s Old Clothes and if you have a chance go to the shop in person as you’ll fall in love with items you never knew you needed in your life!


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