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Our basic model has the same specs as the original Brooks Brother
Traditional Full Cut.
We do offer a number of tailoring options (click on link below).

If you prefer the more standard sizing, e.g., a J. Press, Paul Stuart or Nordstrom, we suggest going down one half body size from your normal collar size.
For example, put a 16 collar on a 15 1/2 x 34 body, as that takes off 2" from chest and waist (and 1/2" from shoulder).

We can do a 16 collar on a 15 body, or even a 16 collar on a 14 1/2 body.

Obviously, we prefer the traditional, original classic fit and style.
 

We do offer other custom options, including a tapering
at the sideseam and waist.

Click link below for details and measurements
for each body size.

 MERCER BODY SPECS and Custom Sizing Options

How To Determine Basic Shirt Size
  

Your collar/neck 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.  

Your sleeve length: 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 bone.  

  OR (this may be easier), grab a washed and worn shirt which fits properly.

To measure neck/collar size:   
Lay collar flat- measure inside from collar button to 1/8” in from far end of button hole.

To measure sleeve length:    
Measure from middle of back of neck across shoulder and down sleeve to end of cuff. Do not stretch, but extend fully.

To measure shoulder width/yoke:    
Measure from the point where the yoke meets the sleeve, straight across to the end of the yoke, where it meets the sleeve on the other side. Do not stretch, but extend fully.
 
 

General Laundering Instructions

Wash in warm water
Drip or tumble dry, regular setting.
Cool iron.
No bleach.

All fabrics are sanforized to reduce shrinkage to 2-3%. Because our shirts last so long and cotton continues to shrink however infinitesimally in later years, we allow for shrinkage of ½” in the collar, and 1” in the sleeves, especially since most of our customers send shirts to the laundrywhere it is difficult to monitor the process.

Adjusting the amount of heat applied in the wash and especially the drying cycle
will determine actual shrinkage.
Cold waterwash and hang drying results in minimal shrinkage.

Please call or email us with any questions.
 

"Absolutely love your oxford button down. Best shirt, ever. So comfortable. 
I read some comments online that your shirts were overly big, but I'm slender, 
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


Our trademark 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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