Dress shirt size chart

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Due to the trend of readymade shirts, men have become totally ignorant about their shirt sizes. To buy a custom made shirt, one would need to measure all of his body size. In menís fashion and style, it is also considered a very ill mannered thing to wear clothing that does not suit the body type. The following article will put some light on these matters.

The custom dress shirts bought from online stores gives the users open option design their own shirts while selecting fabric, style, fitting and measurement of their own choice. The problem, which arises amid all these things is that the man of today does not have enough knowledge about dress shirt measurements and size chart. To buy a custom made shirt, it is necessary to know how to measure correctly for a comfortable fit. Size of readymade shirts available at local stores is based on neck size while arm length, chest size, waist and other sizes are adjusted according to neck size.

Different men have physiques of their own kind. Some are tall and big whilst others are thin and small. All of these men should carefully choose their dressing as it would greatly effect on them. Below we will discuss different body types and how to take dress shirt measurements. First we will discuss how to measure your dress shirt.

Measuring Neck Size

First, it is necessary for you to know your neck size as the neck size is considered as general size of shirt. In order to measure your shirt size, get a measurement tape and put it around your neck where the collar generally sits. Now measure your neck size, while giving half-inch space for your neck movement. Then add increment of one or half inch more according to your comfort level. Mostly people have neck size of 14 inch to 16.5 inches.

Chest Size

To measure your chest size, help from another person would be needed, as you would be unable to get the exact measurement all by yourself. Stand up straight and get the measure tape around your chest and under your arms. Now inhale deeply while expanding your chest and measure the size. Men of average body physique have 34 to 44 inches chest size.

Sleeve Length

Like in chest, you will need an assistant to help you get exact measurements. Stand up straight, stretch, hold your one arm to your respective side and slightly bend it from elbow. Start measuring the sleeve length from middle of the back of neck, go across shoulder, down to your arm, while following the curve of shoulder and elbow and end it at wrist bone. Add one inch as increment and consider the size as your sleeve length.

Different Body Types

Different men have physiques of their own kind. Some are tall and big whilst others are thin and small. All of these men should carefully choose their dressing as it would greatly effect on them. Here we will put light on all the body types of men.

Thin men

The dress shirt for thin men should be long enough to stay tucked in the pants while its sides do not creep out of the waistband as the wearer moves. The fitting should also be accurate and it should not make balloons around the waistband. In last, all the parts of shirt should adequately fits on sleeves, wrist, shoulder, etc.

Tall men

For tall men, always keep in mind the basic element of styling option that the clothes should subtract height. If the person is thin then he should try to put on some mass and if he is fat then he should subtract the mass. They can opt asymmetrical patterns or graphics that would grab eye at mid body height. In shirts, tall men should look for wider stripes, with spread collars.

Big men

Big men should understand the fact that they are quite huge and needs a dressing that will help them look smaller than what they are. Big men should wear narrow point, button down, tab collar or any narrow shaped collar. It will help them to subtract the mass and will give face somewhat slim look.

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