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Measure around your wrist around the wrist bone. Hold the tape measure tight to your skin, but do not squeeze your wrist. Round up to the nearest quarter inch. We will add 2 inches to this measurement when we calculate your cuff circumference. Click here for more details on how to measure your wrist around. It will be nicely fitted to you, yet still comfortable and not too tight.
However, if you prefer a particularly tight fit, dislike any excess fabric around the chest, waist and arms, and are not bothered by slight tightness or limited range of motion, consider the Super Slim Fit.
Conversely, if you appreciate a generous, roomy fit that does not hug your body, then select the Classic Fit. This will be looser around the chest and arms and boxier through the stomach.
Click here for more details on how to choose the right type of fit. If you want to follow these instructions and simultaneously enter your measurements into your Proper Cloth account you can do that here. If you prefer to measure a dress shirt directly, that can also be a great way to create your first custom dress shirt size.
Neck Around Place the measuring tape around the neck at the height where the collar would normally rest. Allow the tape measure to trail over the right shoulder, along your right upper arm to your right elbow, and then down into your right hand. Grasp the tape measure with your hand and tug out any slack. Note the measurement that hits your wrist. This is your arm measurement.
Write this measurement on the notepad with the pencil. Use your neck measurement to determine the collar or neck size of the shirt you need. Use the arm measurement to determine the arm length of the dress shirt. If you are in doubt, get the next half size up from your measurement.
If you have very short or long arms and need an arm length not on the shelves, ask a store clerk for ordering instructions. A cut is the way the shirt was cut and sewn.
Generally, dress shirts will be sized by the neck and sleeve measurements, and some companies also include measurements for the waist or list the shirt's body-cut type. This sizing system exists so customers do not have to rely on general men's dress shirt sizes and can instead purchase a dress shirt that separately fits the neck, arm, and body. Measure your waist near your navel. The measuring tape should be snug (do not measure over your belt). For a proper fit, dress slacks are worn above the hipbone on the natural waist at about the height of the navel. Step 2: Hem Measurement When you purchase slacks, you can choose plain-hemmed or cuff-finished pants when tailoring the pant length. Find your exact dress size in a range of US and UK high-street stores by entering your measurements. See how you relate to the different cuts used in different .