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How To Determine Basic Shirt Size

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 inch size.  

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:    
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 fully.



To measure shoulder width/yoke:    
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.

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 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 1/2".

For 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:

 Chart-Mercer Body Specifications

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