Readymade shirts have been ruling the overall market from quite some time. The new generation has almost forgotten that before the trend of readymade shirts that are bought from local clothing stores, there were tailor shops size chart everywhere. In order to have a new dress shirt, one had to give measurements and wait for some days or a week for tailor to stitch the shirt. However, the trend of disposable and readymade things has changed the whole lifestyle of people. In dress shirts, people have again started noticing that readymade shirts bought from local stores have low quality stuff with ill fitted size and no style. The fabric is also of poor quality and is worn out after some time.

In order to overcome this lapse, trend of online custom dress shirts was introduced and started offering dress shirts on affordable price. The custom shirts bought from online stores gives the users open option to design their own shirts while selecting fabric, style, fitting and measurement of their own choice. The problem, which arises amid all these things are the lack of knowledge about dress shirt measurements and sizes. To buy a custom made shirt, it is necessary to know how to measure sizing correctly. Size of readymade shirts available at local stores is based on neck size while arm length, chest size, waist and other sizes are adjusted according to neck size. Below we will discuss this important element so that one can take prompt decision.

This could help the audience for making proper decision for picking best dress shirts.

Measuring Neck Size

First, it is necessary for you to know your neck size as it determines the overall shirt size. To measure your shirt size, get a measurement tape and put it around your neck where the collar generally sits. Now measure your neck, while giving half-inch space for your neck movement. Then add increment of one or half inch more according to your comfort level. Some people like having tight collars whilst others feel suffocated with tight collars and prefer a loose one. To add increment some people just insert two of their fingers between neck and measure tape and get the required measurement. Mostly people have neck size of 14 inch to 16.5 inches.

Chest Size

Chest size is another major attribute for dress shirts. To measure your chest, help from another person would be needed, as you would be unable to get the exact measurement all by yourself. Stand up straight and get the measure tape around your chest and under your arms. Now exhale all your breath and measure the size. Keep your finger on the size and inhale deeply while expanding your chest, the size will automatically increase. Then add one or two fingers gap in between your chest and measure tape and note down the size. Men of average body physique have 34 to 44 inches chest size.