Husbands Chest Measurements

I’m making my DH’s first sweater which is why I’m confused as to which measurements I use. His chest (with his arms out at his sides, like an airplane) measures 46". When I have him put his arms down it goes up to 48". Which number do I use? Arms out or down at his sides?

TIA :slight_smile:

Unless he’s going to fly around all day, use the measurement taken with his arms down. And measure a sweater or sweatshirt he has that isn’t too small for him. That’s really the best way to get measurements for an item.