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A Guide To Standard Shirt Sizes

Standard sizes refer to the measure of the neck and are generally expressed in cm and inches. See the comparison chart below with corresponding measurements:

REGULAR FITTING

The typical Italian fitting: the shirt is quite close fitting but comfortable.

  • The back of the shirt is smooth/plain.
  • It fits well for most people.
     

 

Collar size cm  Collar size inches  Chest   Waist   Shoulders  Sleeves  Back Cuffs
 36  14  1/4  102  96  43,5  62  76  23
 37  14  1/2  106  102  45  64  77  24
 38  15  110  106  45  64  77  24
 39  15  1/2  114  110  46  65  78  25
 40  15  3/4  118  114  47  66  79  25
 41  16  122  118  48  67  80  26
 42  16  1/2  126  122  49  67  81  26
 43  17  130  126  50  67  82  27
 44  17  1/2  133  130  51  67  82  27
 45  18  136  134  52  67  82  28
 46  18  1/2  140  138  53  67  83  28
 47  19  144  142  54  67  84  28
 48  19  1/2  147  145  55  67  84  28
 49  20  149  148  55,5  67  85  28

 

 

REGULAR CLOSE FITTING

This is often the best choice for those who do not want to risk a slim-fit, but who would still like a lean fit around the torso and waist.

  • The back of the shirt is smooth with two sewn darts.
  • Suitable for those who want a shirt with a lean fit around the waist.
     

 

Collar size cm  Collar size inches  Chest   Waist   Shoulders  Sleeves  Back Cuffs
 36  14  1/4  100  90  43  62  76  23
 37  14  1/2  104  94  44  63  77  24
 38  15  108  108  45  64  77  24
 39  15  1/2  112  102  46  65  78  25
 40  15  3/4  116  106  47  66  79  25
 41  16  120  110  48  67  80  26
 42  16  1/2  124  114  49  67  81  26
 43  17  128  118  50  67  82  27
 44  17  1/2  132  122  51  67  82  27
 45  18  136  127  52  67  82  28
 46  18  1/2  140  132  53  67  83  28
 47  19  143  136  54  67  84  28
 48  19  1/2  146  138  55  67  84  28
 49  20  149  140  55.5  67  85  28

 

COMFORTABLE FITTING

The shirt is made to measure in order to obtain a progressive width. It is more comfortable than the Italian fitting, as measurements of the chest and waist are larger than previously mentioned shirts.

  • The back of the shirt has two lateral pleats or a box pleat in the middle.
  • It is suitable for those who like to feel comfortable and at ease, or for those who wear plus sizes.

 

Collar size cm

 Collar size inches  Chest   Waist   Shoulders  Sleeves  Back  Cuffs
 36  14  1/4  104  96  45  63 75.5  23
 37  14  1/2  108  100  46  64 76.6  24
 38  15  112  104  47  64 77.5  24
 39  15  1/2  116  108  48  65 78.5  25
 40  15  3/4  120  112  49  66 79.5  25
 41  16  124  116  50  67 80.5  26
 42  16  1/2  128  120  51  67 81.5  26
 43  17  132  124  52  67 82.5  27
 44  17  1/2  136  129  53  67 82.5  27
 45  18  140  135  54  67 82.5  28
 46  18  1/2  144  140  55  67 83.5  28
 47  19  148  144  56  67 84.5  28
 48  19  1/2  151  146  56  67 85.5  28
 49  20  154  148  57  67 86.5  28

 

 

SLIM FITTING

For people who love to be fashionable, or for those who are very slender and like to wear a very close fitting shirt. The armhole and forearm are very snug too, so we always suggest to choose stretch fabrics to create your slim-fit shirts.

  • The back of the shirt is smooth/plain.

 

Collar size cm Collar size inches  Chest   Waist   Shoulders  Sleeves   Back   Cuffs 
 36  14  1/4  92  86  41  64  76  23
 37  14  1/2  96  90  42  64  76  24
 38  15  100  94  43  64  77  24
 39  15  1/2  104  98  44  65  77  25
 40  15  3/4  108  102  45  66  78  25
 41  16  112  106  46  67  79  26
 42  16  1/2  116  110  47  67  80  26
 43  17  120  114  48  67  81  27
 44  17  1/2  124  118  49  67  82  27
 45  18  128  122  50  67  83  28

 

 

SLIM TIGHT FITTING

Very slim-fit, ideal with stretch fabrics. It is exclusively recommended for those who are particularly thin or who have a slight figure.

  • The back of the shirt is smooth with two sewn darts.
  • Suitable for those who like very slim-fitting shirts.

 

Collar size cm Collar size inches  Chest   Waist   Shoulders  Sleeves   Back   Cuffs 
 36  14  1/4  94  81  41  64  76  23
 37  14  1/2  98  84  42  64  76  24
 38  15  102  88  43  64  77  24
 39  15  1/2  106  92  44  65  77  25
 40  15  3/4  110  96  45  66  78  25
 41  16  114  100  46  67  79  26
 42  16  1/2  118  104  47  67  80  26
 43  17  122  108  48  67  81  27
 44  17  1/2

 126

 112  49  67  82  27
 45  18  130  116  50  67  83  28