"The Original SoftCollar tm"
Made in USA since 1982
Collars of Distinction tm
love your oxford button down. Best shirt, ever. So
I read some comments online that your shirts were overly big, but
like a good fit, did a taper at the waist, as you suggested,
and it’s perfect.
I love the cut, and I don't want the shirt ever to wear out. My
wife loves it, too.
P.S. The collar is fabulous. Our favorite shirt."
Nicholas N.- NY
"The Best Damn RTW Button-Down Shirt..."
Review-Salt Water New England
button-down is no more – unless you know where to look-"
"Mercer and Sons. Best shirts on the
What is the
sizing of Mercer&Sons basic model shirt?
Our basic model
has the same measurements as the original Brooks Brother
Traditional Full Cut.
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 traditional model:
Important Sizing, Shrinkage and Care
Do you offer any
custom sizing options?
Yes, we do offer a
number of tailoring 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 size.
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
For a 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.
Do you offer more
modest modification of the body?
Yes, for a less drastic modification, a popular choice 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
How 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
(this may be easier), grab a washed and worn shirt
Lay collar flat- measure inside from collar button to 1/8” in from far end
of button hole.
Lay 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
Lay 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.
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.
Copyright 2001. All rights reserved.
Mercer and Sons