How to Measure for a Custom Dress Shirt

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If you know your neck size, sleeve length and suit/sport coat size, you are ready to design your custom dress shirt. Proceed to the Create-My-Shirt page and our easy to follow measurement form will help you do the rest. If you don't know your measurements or you are unsure, use our step-by-step measurement guide below to help you. Feel free to call us at 1-800-815-4784 or use our live chat if you have questions or run into problems along the way.

How to Measure Neck Size
How to Measure Neck Size
Neck Size
Place tape measure around base of neck. Measure neck as a true natural measurement, without pinching any skin or adding any slack. Add ¼” ease to this measurement.
How to Measure Sleeve Length
How to Measure Sleeve Length
Sleeve Length
How to Measure Sleeve Length
Sleeve Length
Place tape measure at the base of the neck (prominent bone) extending over the shoulder, down the outside of the arm with the arm slightly bent, ending at the wrist joint.
How to Measure Waist Size
How to Measure Waist Size
Waist Size
Assume a normal stance and place tape measure around the belly, located below the rib cage. For those with a big belly, the tape measure should be placed around the fullest part of the stomach.
How to Measure Chest Size
How to Measure Chest Size
Chest Size
Place tape measure around the chest at the nipple line, high up under the arms and over the shoulder blades in the back. The tape measure should be snug, so it does not droop down (but not tight).
How to Measure Shirt Length
How to Measure Shirt Length
Shirt Length
Place the tape measure under the right front collar leaf, at the intersection of the front shoulder and neck point. Measure down to desired shirt tail length.
How to Measure Yoke
How to Measure Yoke
Yoke Size
Place tape measure on “top” of the shoulders. Measure from the edge of the left shoulder (A) across to the prominent neck bone, located at the center of the back of the neck (B), continuing to the edge of the right shoulder (C).
How to Measure Wrist
How to Measure Wrist
Wrist Size
Place the tape measure around the wrist bone and take a true measurement. Do not pinch skin, but do not add anything either. If desired, add ¼” to the wrist you wear a watch on.
How to Measure Seat
How to Measure Seat
Seat
Place tape measure around hips going over the fullest part of the buttocks.
Tape should be snug and level.
Print a Measurement Form to Fill Out.
You may print out our measurement form to take to a local tailor or fill out on your own. Please note that we cannot accept faxed or e-mailed measurement forms. All orders must be completed online or by phone to insure that they are properly sent to production.
Measure Your Best Fitting Shirt
You can also measure your best fitting dress shirt and use those measurements as a guide to creating your custom dress shirt. It only takes 5 minutes. Click on this link and follow the instructions.
How Do I Communicate Special Fit Challenges?
It’s simple! Just write them in the special comment section of our online measurement form. Our highly skilled pattern makers with years of experience will solve all of your fit challenges. You’ll receive the best fitting custom shirt you’ve ever owned. Rest assured, our custom dress shirts come with a Satisfaction Guarantee. So the onus is on us to provide you with a great fitting custom shirt. Order your custom dress shirts with confidence today!

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