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How To Determine Shirt Size
Laundering Instructions

To determine 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.  

To determine 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.  

"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

  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.

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