Lately I have been working with a lot of men who all want the same thing — dress shirts that actually fit. Most men tend to wear a size too large, which makes them look larger than they are. The other day I pointed out to a client that he should always check the shoulders on his dress shirts to make sure the seam hits at the right spot. He loved the tip and said I should share it on the blog… so here it is:
The seam where the sleeve attaches to the body of a fitted dress shirt should hit close to the top of your shoulders. Mass brands tend to cut their shirts too large (to fit more people, of course), and so you’ll often see the seam sliding down onto the arm. So, a good rule of thumb is that if the shoulder seam is below your shoulder and hitting closer to the top of your arm, then the shirt is too large.
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