Finding the right shirt size is the most important part of the buying process. A great-fitting shirt not only offers optimum comfort, but a defined silhouette that will ensure you always look your best. To help you find the perfect formal shirt, we’ve put together this handy Savile Row guide.
When measuring yourself for a formal shirt, it’s important to resist sucking in your stomach or puffing out your chest. Whilst this may boost your ego, the measurements you make will be wrong. For the best results, keep your body relaxed and ask someone else to take the measurements for you.
To determine your collar size, measure the bottom of your neck at the point where your collar would naturally sit. Make sure you can fit two fingers between your neck and the measuring tape to avoid opting for a shirt that’s too tight. If you find this tricky, simply measure as mentioned (without using your fingers) and add half an inch.
Standing with your arms by your side, take your tape measure and wrap it around the widest part of your chest. To guarantee accurate numbers, the tape needs to be level all the way around and parallel to the ground.
Keeping the tape on the top side of your arm, measure from the middle of the back of your neck and then over the top of your shoulder down to where you would like your cuff to sit.
When purchasing formal shirts from our collection, you should chose a shirt based upon your collar measurement. The same goes for our casual styles – however you’ll need to refer to our size chart to work out whether you’ll be a size small, medium, large, extra-large or XXXL. You can see how to do this below:
Once selecting your correct collar size, you can then refer back to our size chart to determine if you should opt for our regular sleeve length or size up or down. You can select your preference on the product page, however if any further adjustments are necessary, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org and our expert tailors will be happy to make the required changes.