How a Dress Shirt Should Fit (20)

The Camp Shirt: History & Fit

The Camp shirt is an easy casual piece that’s made a comeback in recent years. It calls to mind the carefree style of icons like Ernest Hemingway and Sean Connery as James Bond circa Thunderball—men with … Read

The Aloha Shirt: History and Style

The origins of the Aloha shirt can be traced back to 1920s and early 1930s Hawaii. It was inspired by and first made out of Japanese work kimono fabrics, and took the name “Aloha” from the … Read

Perfecting Your Straight Hem Shirt Size

We offer three hem shape options for your custom shirt design: the Rounded Hem, Straight Hem, and Polo Hem. The Straight Hem and Polo Hem are great options for casual shirts you intend to wear untucked, … Read

Advanced Tips for Perfect Dress Shirt Fit

Your first custom dress shirt is likely to be the best fitting shirt you’ve ever owned. If it’s the right fit in the collar, the sleeves are the right length, and the body isn’t too baggy … Read

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. … Read

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 … Read

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 … Read

How Long Should the Shirt’s Back Length be?

Selecting the optimal back length Selecting the optimal (shirt) back 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 … Read

How the Shirt Bottom Width Should Fit

How it should fit The optimal bottom width will depend on how tight the midsection width is being made and if you plan to wear the dress shirt untucked or tucked in. For untucked shirts, it … Read

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 … Read

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 … Read

How the Shoulder/Yoke Width Should Fit

How it should fit This shoulder width or yoke should be sized so that it ends right where your shoulders end and your arms begin. How the measurement works The yoke of the shirt is the piece of … Read

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 … Read

How Snug Should a Shirt Collar Fit

How the dress shirt collar should fit The dress shirt collar should fit comfortably without being too loose.  As tight or snug as possible without being uncomfortable.  You should be able to fit 1-2 fingers between … Read