Selecting a Watch Allowance

If you’re adjusting the cuffs of your dress shirt to be fairly tight to your wrists and consistently wear a watch on your left or right wrist, you may want to consider specifying a watch allowance. How dress shirt watch … Continue reading

How Tight Should Dress Shirt Cuffs Fit

How tight should dress shirt cuffs fit? The cuff should fit comfortably around your wrist but be tight enough that when buttoned it doesn’t slide over your hand.  A proper fitting cuff is just as important as proper sleeve length … Continue reading

How the Sleeve Width Should Fit

How it should fit This is a matter of taste and a bit subjective.  Generally speaking the sleeves should be slim enough to look clean, but not so tight as to cause discomfort under the armpit or at the elbow. … Continue reading

How Long Should the Shirt Length be?

Selecting the optimal shirt length Selecting the optimal shirt length depends primarily on if you plan to wear the shirt tucked in or untucked.  Other factors such as how high you wear your pants, the size of the belly, and … Continue reading

How the Midsection Should Fit

How it should fit The preferred fit of the midsection is a matter of personal preference.  If you prefer a more relaxed fit, you can make the midsection as loose as you like (although you won’t be able to go … Continue reading

How the Chest Should Fit

The perfect fit of a dress shirt at the chest is a matter of personal preference.  If you prefer a more relaxed fit, you can make the chest as large as you like.  If you desire a tailored, slim fit … Continue reading

How the Sleeve Length Should Fit

How the sleeve length should fit With your arms hanging relaxed at your sides and the cuffs of the shirt unbuttoned, the sleeves should come down to the center of the back of your hand (or the first knuckle of … Continue reading