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2 ways to measure men’s shirts to determine the correct cut size

Typically, men’s shirts will be sized by neck and sleeve measurements, and also include measurements for the waist or cut according to the shirt’s style. Your size, posture, body shape, and body shape all change the way your shirt fits. This is why we have prepared a comprehensive guide to help you get the perfect measurement for your shirt. Here’s how to determine your shirt size and find the perfect fit.

How to measure men’s shirts directly on the body

1. Collar

Stand up straight and comfortable. Place the tape measure around your neck so it rests loosely on his shoulder (half a finger space between the measuring tape and the neck).

2. Chest

Place the tape measure around the widest part of your chest – this is usually just below the shoulders. To take measures to exhale. Tip: Make sure that the measuring tape directly on the nipple and on the back lies flat with about one centimeter between the measuring tape and the body.

3. Waist

Measure your torso circumference to navel height. Stand comfortably, exhale.
Tip: If you’re a little stiff, choose the fullest part of your belly.

4. Measure your butt (seat)

A place to measure the tape around the widest part of your butt.

5. Biceps

Measure your right arm (right hand) or left arm (left hand) at the widest point in the Relaxed State.

6. Shoulder

Measure from shoulder to shoulder. Make sure both ends are at height. Tip: A good landmark is the “outer edge” of the shoulder blade.

7. Sleeves

Place the tape measure at the exact location you measured in Step. 6 Place the band around the Elbow and measure up to the wrist.

 

8. Wrist

Place the tape measure around the widest part of the wrist and add 1 cm.

9. Shirt length

To determine your total shirt length, measure from the top of your shoulder next to your neck to the bottom of your butt.

How to measure men’s shirt

How to measure with a men’s shirt you most like

1. Neck

The collar measurement should be taken from the center of the buttonhole to the center of the collar button when the collar is flat

2. Chest

Button and lay flat. Then measure from edge to edge just below the armpit.

2 ways to measure men's shirts

3. Waist

With the shirt laid flat, measure from edge to edge at the waistline. (Measure at the narrowest point of the waist or the middle of the bodice.)

2 ways to measure men's shirts

4. Hip line

With the shirt laid flat, measure from edge to edge at the base of the shirt.

5. Sleeve Length

Lay the sleeve flat and measure along the outer edge (opposite the sleeve seam) from the top of the shoulder (starting at the seam) to the end of the cuff.

6. Biceps

With the shirt laid flat, measure your sleeve width at the upper arm. This is usually done about 15cm to 18cm from the top of the shoulder seam. This is the sleeve width of the largest part of your arm/sleeve.
** Half arm is always bigger than half biceps. Typically, the upper half of the arm is at least 6cm larger than the biceps half. **

7. Wrist

Spread the cuff on a flat surface. Place the measuring tape in the center of the buttonhole and measure across to the center of the button.

8. Shoulder

Measure the distance between the sleeves, from one shoulder to the other, across the back. (Do not measure directly at the yoke seam.)

9. Shirt length

Measure at the back from the base of the center collar seam to the shirt end.

10. Armpit line

Lay the shirt on a large flat surface so that the front of the shirt is facing you. Place the measuring tape at the top of the arm seam and follow it along its edge to the point where the eyelet meets the sleeve seam. (Note: this is a curved measurement, so please measure carefully.) ** Half arm is always larger than half biceps. Typically, the upper half of the arm is at least 6cm larger than the biceps half. **

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