This post here is about the entire ordering process, so any of you who are considering ordering one will know exactly what to expect.
First off, communication with My-Steel is EXCELLENT! All of my e-mails were replied to within 24 hours. Also, they communicate very well in English, which is important because about the only thing I know how to say in German is how to order a beer. As long as you understand that English isn't their first language, and take time to read twice, you will have no problem whatsoever. They are very helpful. I would say if you have any questions, feel free to e-mail them, you will get prompt responses for sure.
To give a timeline, I placed the order on a Sunday, January 25th, if I'm not mistaken. They order an express shipping option for an additional cost, but I did not opt for the express, just the standard. One thing to expect, my credit card company called me on Monday morning asking to verify the charge, as I guess it raised a red flag when someone who normally only uses his card to buy gas in the northeastern US, makes an $800 charge online to a german company. Of course, there was no indication really as to what the payment was for, the charge comes up on your credit card as "wwwmysteel" or something like that. I told my credit company that the charge was legitimate and thanked them for watching out for me, and the charge went through.
That evening, I have an e-mail from My-steel with measurement instructions. If I still have them, I'll post them so you can see them. The instructions are very detailed with pictures of live models - no drawings or stick figures here. I was able to measure this myself using a leather belt, flexible tape and a full length mirror. I took the measurements several times a day over several days. A few of the measurements didn't quite match, but there was one set that I was able to get several times and this is what I used. There isn't really a need to get fitted in person or have a partner measure you, but I would assume that would be easier, though this wasn't too especially difficult.
I'll post a follow up in a little while to try and avoid the "text wall" phenomenon.