How To Measure Your Dress Shirt

Men 's apparel measurements are relatively uniform, but there is some variance between different brands. In general, the neck and sleeve measurements will be used to size the dress shirts, and some companies also include waist measurements or list the body-cut type of the shirt. This sizing system exists so that customers do not have to rely on the sizes of the general men's dress shirt and instead buy a dress shirt that fits the neck, arm, and body separately. Here's how to measure a dress shirt and find the perfect fit.

Neck Measurement:

Place the measuring tape at the height around your waist, where the collar will usually lie. This is right behind the fruit of God. Sit comfortably. Do not fan out your back or pull down your nose. The tape will sit gently on the skin and not pinch it. Keep a finger under the tape measure to ensure comfort in any space. Don't bother inserting anything here to compensate for shrinkage that we're going to do for you. For details on how to measure your neck, click here.

You'll want to bring the neck length up to the nearest maximum or half size for ease. For e.g., an 18.3-inch neck circumference will be rounded to 18.5 inches. Collar measurements just rise by 1⁄2 inch scales, and you may not get an exact match.


This may need a partner to weigh the body. When you don't have a friend, calculate the correct length of a top with sleeves—position one end of the measuring tape at the base of the back of the neck core. Drag over your head the measuring tape, and let it drop down to your side. Measure the meaty section of the palm in the middle.

Measure the waist:

Only if you purchase a shirt with waist measurements on the tag is this appropriate. Take this calculation to the point where you usually carry your trousers' waistband. Add 1⁄2 inch to the total.

Shoulder Measurements:

This will need a partner for this calculation. When you don't have a girlfriend, so explicitly weigh a suit. It's good to apply to a shirt that suits comfortably between the arms, either way. Start the tape end at the shoulder's outer edge where you want the shirt's yokes to run. That is where the shoulder's horizontal portion crosses the Arm's vertical component. Measure between the shoulder curve to the other shoulder's outside side.

Shirt Length:

We need to ask how long the shirt would last. Place the first end of the measurement tape at the back of your neck and measure your back to the stage that you would want the top to fit. This point is usually the bottom of the buttocks, although if you plan to always tuck the shirt in, or slightly shorter if you plan on wearing the un-tucked shirt, you may want to go a little longer.

Measure Bicep:

Scale across your bicep at the highest point with your arm lying at your side and comfortable. Perhaps this is very close to your armpit. Make sure the tape is not too close to calculate—about a half-inch to the nearest. Don't break. Well, flex. Failed? All right, take the measurement now.

Tips to take measurements:

Lying out, take both measurements. Layout that dress shirt on a flat surface. The front will face forward. Hanging clothes can move while you weigh and that will distort the scale if you put them on a dress pattern of a particular dimension.

Using a compact, at least 36′′ long tape measure. Don't start taking measurements of clothes with a regular 12′′ ruler; you could end up with an incorrect figure. If you don't have a convenient tape meter and this is more of a disaster, you can find a printable measuring chart online.

To most people, we recommend you continue with our Slim Fit norm or "office acceptable." It should suit you perfectly but yet relaxed and not too close. Find the Ultra Slim Style, though, if you want an especially close shape, hate any extra padding across the shoulders, hips, and arms and are not troubled by mild tightness or restricted mobility space. For comparison, if you enjoy an accommodating, comfortable suit that doesn't surround your body, pick the Classic Set.

The first number refers to the scale of the collar, second number refers to the length of the sleeve. For, eg, the picture below represents a neck size of 16inches and a sleeve length of 32–33inches, as well as the overall shirt size "Big."

Determine how well the dress fits:

Athletic cut across the neck is smaller in men's dress shirts, making for more room across the back, stomach, and arms; this is for athletic males. A slim style is going to sit around the body and is perfect for thin people. A standard cut is more reserved. Full-cut shirts, which are suitable for heavier men, give you a lot of room in your body.

Following these measuring instructions and fitting tips will help you find the perfect nail-to-nail dress shirt that interviews, impresses your date, or inspires your audience.