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Tips on How to Measure a Dress Shirt

Tips on How to Measure a Dress Shirt

As we head towards the New Year! I am sure we all have waited for this year to end and could not have been happier, With the new year we all want this new look and we want to look the best and get compliments flowing our way.

Shopping is always the first thing in everyone’s mind, with so many sales lined up in Jan 21. Shopping men’s shirts online is trending and with online shopping one of the most common issue is sizing. Nothing is more frustrating than receiving your favourite Dress Shirt and it does not fit.

Men’s formal shirt measurements can be a struggle to understand. Different styles and sizing can make finding a shirt that fits you properly more complex than planning a trip abroad.

Finding a men’s shirt that makes you look and feel good should be simple. We’re going over everything you need to know about shirts sizing, so you never waste your time trying to figure out sizing and measurements again.

To overcome these issues of sizing, we at My Suit Tailor want to help all those men and women who love online shopping to Keep these points in mind.


Even with the right tools and methods, taking your body measurements can be an uphill battle without a helping hand. When you need to figure out what size shirt you wear, but are taking measurements solo, there’s an easier way to get it done: Instead of measuring your body, grab your best-fitting shirt out of the closet and measure it.

Body measurements are different from measuring an existing shirt. Here are some simple notes to make sure you get helpful numbers from this shortcut.

Tips for how to measure your Dress shirt:




KEEP THE SHIRT buttoned and flat on its back, measure from one side of your underarm seam across the chest to the opposite sides seam. See the image it would be measuring from point A to B.

Once you have measured, please take the measured value and multiply it by two, for example the Measurements from Point A to Point B is 20 Inches that means that shirt chest measurement is 40 Inches.

2. Waist


With the shirt fully buttoned and flat on its back, look for the 3rd Button from the Bottom of the shirt, Measure from one side seam of the shirt to the other. See the image it would be measuring from point A to B]. After you have measured, please take the measured value and multiply it by two  , For example the Measurements from Point A to Point B is 18 Inches that means that shirt chest measurement is 36 Inches.

3. Shirt Sleeve Length

Shirt Sleeve Length

With the shirt completely buttoned and flat on its back, start from the outer shoulder seam from where the sleeve begin and measure down the full length of the sleeve to the edge of the cuff. [Refer the image it would be measuring from point A to B]                                  

4. Collar or Neck

Collar or Neck

Unbutton the shirt and lay it flat on its back and flip the shirt collar up. Starting from the centre of the collar button measure across the collar until the end of the opposite side buttonhole. [On the image it would be measuring from point A to B]


If you have someone help you then measuring your body is also a good option to find your shirt sizes.

Measuring the body for MEN'S SHIRT SIZES.

There are the four measurements to note when you’re on the hunt for a DRESS SHIRT

  • Sleeve sleeve measurement video
  • Chest chest measurement video
  • Waist waist measurement video
  • Neck link of Neck Measurement Vide

it’s ideal to use a soft measuring tape when taking body measurements, as it’s easy to wrap around your body.

Armed with the right tools, next you need to know the right methods for measuring. Here’s what you should know about taking your body measurements a shirt:


Men’s shirt measurements aren’t entirely easy and straightforward. Knowing what they mean and how to find your size calls for some expert advice. Now you’re fully armed with the insights and skills to hit the mall or go online in search of a shirt that’ll fit you like a glove. Now that you know your measurements, choose a well-made shirt that does it all. Check out our men’s dress shirts starting at $59


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Men’s Dress Shirt Style Guide – Choose the Best Fit, Collar, & Cuffs for Your Shirts.

Men’s Dress Shirt Style Guide – Choose the Best Fit, Collar, & Cuffs for Your Shirts.

You only get one first impression, and it is important to make it count. This is huge especially in a formal setting, where a person has already made a decision about you based on your look. This is why you should always 'dress to impress'! When choosing a dress shirt, it is important to take into consideration a few things - Fit, Style, Collar, Cuffs, Pockets, etc. This is where a Men’s Dress Shirt Style Guide can come in handy.

Depending on the type of look you are going for, all of this is going to change.  For formal settings, you'd require a classy dress shirt with subtle colors, but for a casual setting, you can go with dress shirts that can be dressed down with a pair of Chino’s or Jeans. These shirts can also be in bright or bold colors and have fun Check Prints or Stripes.

In this Men’s Dress Shirt Style Guide, let's take a look at the different dress shirt styles and how can you go about selecting the right one for you:

Fit – The most important aspect.

While the shirts you buy must off the rack in ready to wear sizes fit you just right in size, but this is not the type of fit we are talking about here. The first and foremost thing that you should always look for in a dress shirt is the fit. The fit determines not only how it will look on you but will also define your style.  There are three different type of fits. 

          Men's Shirts

  • Normal Fit or Regular Fit.

This is the most traditional fit. It sits slightly loose on the body but is form-fitting when tucked in. This gives you a lot of room to move around and doesn't hug the body when you flex your body or stretch it.

  • Slim Fit

A slim fit shirt is a bit snugger as compared to the normal fit. It is figure-hugging. This is a great style for someone who is lean and often finds the shirt that fits perfectly on the shoulders, is looser around the stomach area. This fit gives less room to move about in.

  • Comfort Fit or Loose Fit

This fit is more common in casual settings, instead of formal ones. Shirts with a loose fit offers more room for you to move in. It doesn't hug the body and it hangs loose on the body frame. It feels relaxed at the waist, chest, and arms.


Traditional dress shirts only offered one collar style, but these days you have more options. There are dozens of different collar styles, but let’s cover the four most common ones.


                 Normal Collar Cutaway Collar Extra Cutaway Collar

  • Cutaway Collar or popularly known as Spread collar

This is often the standard collar you'll find in dress shirts. It is characterized by the collar points spreading outward away from the neck, instead of straight down.

  • Classic collar or popularly known as American collar

A classic collar has a smaller spread, i.e., the space between its points. It offers a tighter look and works well with small to mid-size tie knots. This collar works well in casual and formal situations.

  • Widespread collar or popularly known as Italian Collar

This style has a wider spread and is often found in more casual dress shirts. It offers more room for tie knots in case you want to dress it up, or you can choose to keep it unbuttoned. This collar is more suited for people who are lean and have a narrow neck.

  • Button-down collar

This one is similar to a classic collar, but has small buttons where the point ends to ensure it stays in place. This collar style  is often found in more casual dress shirts.



Cuffs might not seem like an important part of a shirt, but it is the tiny detail that brings your entire outfit together. It is also the only part of the shirt that is visible when worn with a jacket. There are three popular cuffs that you can commonly find on a dress shirt.

  • Barrel Cuffs or Single Cuffs

                                                 Single Cuff Round

This is the cuff that you'll find most commonly on dress shirts. The barrel name comes from shape it resembles when buttoned. It is most commonly found in shirts that are worn with jeans and suits, but not black-ties.

  •  French Cuffs or Double Cuffs

                                                  Double Cuff Round

This cuff is used on shirts for formal wear and black-tie affairs. This is similar to single cuffs but double back on itself to create a dual layer cuff that is fastened with cufflinks.


Having an initial of your name on the cuff or pockets gives a signature look to your Dress Shirt, the option of getting a monogramed shirt is only available when you go for a Custom Tailored Shirt, and this gives an impression that your shirt is exclusively tailored to your style and Taste.

There are a lot of options available when you buy Tailored Shirts, You can choose the Collar, Cuffs, Monograms, Pockets and it’s tailored to give you a perfect fit.

Make your first impression count! We hope this Men’s Dress Shirt Style Guide helps you find the perfect dress shirt for your occasion. Let us know in the comments section below in case of any questions or advice. You can even drop us a comment and let us know your favorite shirt style!