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Dress Shirt Fit Guide
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We’ve been making great dress shirts for over 30 years, so we’ve learned a few things about a great look and fit. Let’s discover the difference in our fits. Our three unique cuts are designed to fit men of different shapes and sizes. Here’s a primer on how our shirts are designed to fit.

Classic Fit

The traditional cut. It has enough fabric to allow for comfortable movement throughout the torso and sleeves for a generous fit. The Classic Fit is preferred among those who love a relaxed, traditional fit.

Classic Fit Dress Shirts

Measurement in inches
Neck 14 1/2 15 15 1/2 16 16 1/2 17 17 1/2 18 18 1/2 19 20 22
Fit Body Chest 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 56 64
Shirt Chest 44 1/4 46 1/4 48 1/4 50 1/4 52 1/4 54 1/4 56 1/4 58 1/4 60 1/4 62 1/4 66 1/4 74 1/4
Shirt Waist 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 64 72
Shirt Back Length 32 1/8 32 3/8 32 5/8 32 7/8 33 1/8 33 3/8 33 5/8 35 1/8 35 3/8 35 5/8 36 1/8 37 1/8
SHOP CLASSIC FIT SHIRTS

Tailored Fit

The hybrid cut. By trimming fabric in the torso and the sleeves, we’ve created a slimmer silhouette that doesn’t compromise on ease of movement. It’s a nice look for guys of all shapes and sizes and a favorite because it hits the sweet spot between Classic and Slim.

Tailored Fit Shirts

Measurement in inches
Neck 15 15 1/2 16 16 1/2 17 17 1/2 18 18 1/2 18 1/2
Fit Body Chest 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 50
Shirt Chest 44 1/2 46 1/2 48 1/2 50 1/2 52 1/2 54 1/2 56 1/24 58 1/2 60 1/4
Shirt Waist 41 1/2 43 1/2 45 1/2 47 1/2 49 1/2 51 1/2 53 1/2 55 1/2 58
Shirt Back Length 32 3/8 32 5/8 32 7/8 33 1/8 33 3/8 33 5/8 35 1/8 35 3/8 35 3/8
SHOP tailored FIT SHIRTS

Slim Fit

The trimmed cut. This is a perfect match for guys looking for the most contoured fit. It’s tapered from the chest to the waist, creating a close fit to the body. If you want a clean, form-fitting silhouette, this is the cut you’re looking for.

Slim Fit Dress Shirts

Measurement in Inches
Neck 14 1/2 15 15 1/2 16 17 17 1/2 18 18 1/2 19 20 22
Fit Body Chest 34 36 38 40 44 46 48 50 52 56 64
Shirt Chest 44 1/4 46 1/4 48 1/4 52 1/4 56 1/4 58 1/4 60 1/4 62 1/4 62 1/4 66 1/4 74 1/4
Shirt Waist 42 44 46 50 52 54 56 58 60 64 72
Shirt Back Length 32 1/8 32 3/8 32 5/8 33 1/8 33 3/8 33 5/8 34 3/8 35 1/8 35 5/8 36 1/8 37 1/8
SHOP SLIM FIT SHIRTS

How To Measure For Your Dress Shirt

Now that you know about the different cuts, learn how to measure for your exact size so you can discover what fit is right for you. The only tool you need is measuring tape.

Finding Collar Size

Place the tape where the top of the collar would sit and measure around your neck. Be sure to keep two fingers between the tape and your neck to allow for breathing room.

Finding Sleeve Size

Measure from the back of your neck to the end of your shoulder. With your elbows slightly bent, measure from your shoulder to the wrist bone. Adding the two numbers together, you can find your sleeve length.

Finding Chest Size

Slightly below your armpits, wrap the tape below your chest and measure.

The Standard Size Guide

Using your collar size and sleeve size, you will able be to choose from our exact fits to find the shirt that fits perfectly. Then by using the chest measurements and your own personal preferences, you can determine whether a Classic Fit, a Tailored Fit, or a Slim Fit is best for you.

Exact Sleeve Length Available Sizes

Sleeve 14 1/2 15 1/2 16 16 /12 17 17 1/2 18 18 1/2
31 S S S S
32 S T,S T,S T,S T,S
33 15 T,S T,S T,S T,S T,S T,S
34 S T,S T,S T,S T,S T,S T,S T
35 S T,S T,S T,S T,S T,S T,S T
36 T,S S T,S T,S T,S T,S T,S T
37 T,S T,S T,S T,S T,S T
38 S T T T