Consider switching your
- Your goal is to create a shirt that looks particularly clean and tailored when standing with your arms at your sides and you’re willing to tolerate a bit less range of motion, or a bit of tightness when reaching forward or up over your head.
- You’ve been using the Tailored option up to this point, and have been unable to get the sleeves as slim as you’d like. The Very Tailored option will enable you to reduce the Sleeve Width to a smaller measurement than you had before.
is essentially removed from the front and back of the sleeve where it attaches to the shirt, for a cleaner-looking fit when standing with your arms at your sides.
Since switching from Tailored to Very Tailored will lower the position of the bottom of the armpit, we suggest making the following changes (at a minimum) to avoid making the shirt feel looser than before:
Decrease Sleeve Width by 0.2-0.3″. Since the Sleeve Width (specified as the width of the arm 1” below the armpit) will now be measured at a point lower on the arm than before, leaving the Sleeve Width the same when switching to Very Tailored will make the sleeves seem looser. Decreasing the Sleeve Width by 0.2-0.3” will help balance that out.
Decrease Chest Width by 0.2″. Since the Chest Width (specified as the width of the shirt across the bottom of the armpits) will now be measured at a point lower on the body than before, leaving the Chest Width the same when switching to Very Tailored will make the chest seem looser. This is particularly the case if your Midsection Width is much narrower than your Chest Width. Decreasing the Chest Width by 0.2-0.3” will help balance that out.