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How To Take Measurements From A Shirt

By taking your measurements from an existing shirt which fits you particularly well, you can achieve the same fit for a new shirt. With your shirt laid on a flat surface, follow the steps below using a measuring tape. You can make small adjustments to each measurement should you feel the need to do so.

Measurements can be taken in inches or in centimeters and are saved as a measurement profile in your account. This means that you can use your measurement profile to order the same shirt repeatedly or create a new style of shirt without the need to re-enter measurements.

If you would like to take unique measurements from your body, visit our guide here.

How To Take Your Neck Measurement 

Measure the internal collar band of your shirt from the stitch at the back of the button to the centre of the buttonhole. Do not make the measurement from edge to edge.

If your shirt already has a collar size number, you may use this.

 

How To Take Your Chest Measurement 

Measure your shirt's chest by laying your shirt on a flat surface with its buttons fastened. Take the chest measurement from just below one armhole stitching across to the other.

We will double the measurement that you give us to calculate your final chest measurement.

 

How To Take Your Waist Measurement 

Measure your shirt's waist by laying your shirt on a flat surface with its buttons fastened. Take the waist measurement from one side of the shirt to the other measuring across the point between the fifth and sixth button. The collar button must be included in the count.

We will double the measurement that you give us to calculate your final waist measurement.

 

How To Take Your Shoulder Measurement

Measure your shirt's shoulders by laying your shirt on a flat surface with its buttons fastened, the back of the shirt should be facing towards you. Find the level of the yoke horizontal stitching at the back of your shirt and measure across this starting from where one sleeve is stitched to the armhole, ending at the other.

 

How To Take Your Left Sleeve Measurement

Measure your shirt's left sleeve by laying your shirt on a flat surface with its buttons fastened. Starting at the upper part of the sleeve, measure from the shoulder stitching down to the very end of the cuff. If you are measuring a shirt with double French cuffs, please ensure that these are folded before measuring.

 

How To Take Your Right Sleeve Measurement

Measure your shirt's right sleeve by laying your shirt on a flat surface with its buttons fastened. Starting at the upper part of the sleeve, measure from the shoulder stitching down to the very end of the cuff. If you are measuring a shirt with double French cuffs, please ensure that these are folded before measuring.

 

How To Take Your Left Cuff Measurement

Measure your shirt's left cuff by laying your shirt on a flat surface with the cuff open as if in preparation for ironing. Measure the fully opened cuff horizontally from edge to edge.

 

How To Take Your Right Cuff Measurement

Measure your shirt's right cuff by laying your shirt on a flat surface with the cuff open as if in preparation for ironing. Measure the fully opened cuff horizontally from edge to edge.

 

How To Take Your Shirt Length Measurement

Measure your shirt's length by laying your shirt on a flat surface with its buttons fastened, the back of the shirt should be facing towards you. Measure vertically from the bottom of the collar stitching down to the end of the shirt's hem.