To Determine Basic Shirt Size:
Measure around your neck just above your collar bone,
putting 1 finger between the tape and your neck. Or simply measure and
add 1/4 inch. Round up to the closest ½ inch size.
It is important that your arm is
at your side and slightly bent at the elbow. Here is where it is best to
have a friend at hand. Place the end of the tape measure at the middle of
the back of your neck; go across the shoulder, and down the
outside of your arm, bent slightly, to just below the wrist
(this may be easier), grab a washed and worn shirt which fits properly.
measure neck/collar size:
collar flat- measure inside from collar button to 1/8” in from far end of
measure sleeve length:
shirt flat, but not stretched. Measure from middle of back
of neck across shoulder and down sleeve to end of cuff. Do not
stretch, but extend fully.
measure shoulder width/yoke:
shirt flat. Measure from the point where the yoke meets the sleeve,
straight across to the same point on the other side of the yoke. Do
not stretch, but extend fully.
Our basic shirt has the
same fit as Brooks
Brother Traditional Full Cut.
We do offer a number of custom sizing options:
If you prefer a slightly slimmer fit, comparable to a J.
Press, Paul Stuart or Nordstrom shirt, for example, we
suggest you drop down one body size, paired with your normal neck
For example, we would pair a 16 collar with a 15 1/2 body, thereby
reducing the chest and waist circumference by 2", and the
shoulder yoke width by 1/2".
an even slimmer fit, we can drop the body down two sizes from
your collar size, reducing chest and waist by 4" and the shoulder
width by 1". For example, by pairing a 16 collar with 15 body.
We can pair a collar with a body three sizes down, which will reduce
chest and waist by 6:, and shoulder/yoke by 1 1/2", but any body
reduction must allow enough room for your shoulders. Shoulder width
is the major limiting factor in downsizing the body.
We also offer a more modest modification. A popular alternative
is to taper the body at the hem 2", 4" or 6", which reduces some
of the extra at the waist and below, while retaining the same
measurements for chest waist and shoulder/yoke.
Please refer to the chart in the link below for measurements for
chest, waist and shoulder/yoke for each corresponding body/collar size of
our basic model:
Important Sizing, Shrinkage and Care Instructions
Made in USA since 1982
SoftCollarstm .Made in U.S.A
Since 1982. Authentic Ivy League Look. G.Bruce Boyer. Unlined,
Non-fused, Classic Full Roll 3 7/16" Button Down Collars. Better than
Brooks Brothers. Two-Ply, Yarn-Dyed Pima Cotton Oxford, 2 7/8" Straight
Point Collars, Generously Cut. Exceptional Comfort. Traditional Good
Looks. Hard-to-Find Sizes, Sea Island Broadcloths, English and Italian
Superfine Shirtings, Solids, Stripes, Checks, Plaids, French
Cuffs, Contrast Collars, 'J.Press' Flap Pockets, Big and Tall Sizes,
Single Needle Stitching. Custom Tailoring. Impeccable after 150+
Launderings. Classic Pima Cotton Oxford Boxers. All American Made.
Guaranteed to Outlast All Others.
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Mercer and Sons